Christian Historiography

Christian Historiography

Jay Green illuminates five rival versions of Christian historiography. In this volume, Green discusses each of these approaches, identifying both their virtues and challenges.

Author: Professor of History Jay D Green

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ISBN: 148131503X

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Page: 252

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Christian faith complicates the task of historical writing. It does so because Christianity is at once deeply historical and profoundly transhistorical. Christian historians taking up the challenge of writing about the past have thus struggled to craft a single, identifiable Christian historiography. Overlapping, and even contradictory, Christian models for thinking and writing about the past abound--from accountings empathetic toward past religious expressions, to history imbued with Christian moral concern, to narratives tracing God's movement through the ages. The nature and shape of Christian historiography have been, and remain, hotly contested. Jay Green illuminates five rival versions of Christian historiography. In this volume, Green discusses each of these approaches, identifying both their virtues and challenges. Christian Historiography serves as a basic introduction to the variety of ways contemporary historians have applied their Christian convictions to historical research and reconstruction. Christian teachers and students developing their own sense of the past will benefit from exploring the variety of Christian historiographical approaches described and evaluated in this volume.
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Early Christian Historiography

Early Christian Historiography

First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Author: G. W. Trompf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134964208

Category: History

Page: 288

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First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Categories: History

Revealed Histories

Revealed Histories

Hall shows how the long recitals of past events often found in apocalypses are not to be seen as mere preludes to predictions, but prove integral to the author's argument.

Author: Robert Hall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474230346

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Ancient Jewish and Christian writers frequently sought to persuade by claiming to understand the past through revelation. Hall shows how the long recitals of past events often found in apocalypses are not to be seen as mere preludes to predictions, but prove integral to the author's argument. This original study concludes that many ancient Jews and Christians found claims to inspiration an acceptable basis for re-telling past events and that early Christian prophets consciously shaped not only the sayings of Jesus but the narrative structure in which the sayings occur.
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Historiography

Historiography

The Christian Historiographical Revolution The Formulation of Early Christian Historiography At first Christians baffled the adherents of the Roman ...

Author: Ernst Breisach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226072838

Category: History

Page: 503

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In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this up-to-date third edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with compelling sections on postmodernism, deconstructionism, African-American history, women’s history, microhistory, the Historikerstreit, cultural history, and more. The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography provides key insights into some of the most important issues, debates and innovations in modern historiography. Praise for the first edition: “Breisach’s comprehensive coverage of the subject and his clear presentation of the issues and the complexity of an evolving discipline easily make his work the best of its kind.”—Lester D. Stephens, American Historical Review
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Thought Culture and Historiography in Christian Egypt 284 641 AD

Thought  Culture  and Historiography in Christian Egypt  284 641 AD

This book contains 15 papers which were presented by specialists from Europe and Egypt at two conferences held at Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 2014 and 2015.

Author: Tarek M. Muhammad

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527566798

Category: History

Page: 270

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This book contains 15 papers which were presented by specialists from Europe and Egypt at two conferences held at Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 2014 and 2015. Eight of the articles deal with the history of Late Antique Egypt in its manifold aspects, from monasticism and Coptic manuscripts, to the organization of the Arab conquest. The other seven contributions provide new writings from that historical period published here for the first time, or give new readings of texts earlier known as inscriptions, papyri and ostraca, and offer a close-up look at the historical setting outlined in the first part of this book.
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Early Christian Historiography

Early Christian Historiography

Delving into the interpretative tool-kit of the earliest Christian historians, Professor Trompf identifies and explores the logic of retribution that pervades their records of the past.

Author: G. W. Trompf

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 0304704067

Category: Church history

Page: 362

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Delving into the interpretative tool-kit of the earliest Christian historians, Professor Trompf identifies and explores the logic of retribution that pervades their records of the past. In particular, he shows how modes of interpreting the outcomes of events were inherited from the Biblical and Greco-Roman historiographical traditions which affirm the presence of a moral order in human affairs. In the Old Testament, for example, the unfolding of narratives was intended to reveal how God blessed those who turned against them. The writings of the early Christian historians reflected this logic, applied to the particular historical events that they were recording, with God meeting our conditions recompenses for good or ill. Trompf analyzes the related, if oppositional, development of Christian and pagan history-writing from the initial emergence of Christian historians. He also explores the conflict between the retributive logic of the early Christian historians and what began to emerge as the central features of Christian faith: forgiveness and redemption.
Categories: Church history

Early Christian Historiography

Early Christian Historiography

... moreover, for some Christian authors it was important not only to preserve the works of the great pre-Christian historians, let alone philosophers, ...

Author: G. W. Trompf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134964130

Category: History

Page: 288

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First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
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Christian Historiography

Christian Historiography

Author: Philip Harl Sellew

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:55042142

Category: Christianity

Page: 426

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Categories: Christianity

Franks and Crusades in Medieval Eastern Christian Historiography

Franks and Crusades in Medieval Eastern Christian Historiography

This volume is an introduction to twelve of the main medieval Eastern Christian historians used by modern scholars to reconstruct the events and personalities of the crusading period in the Levant.

Author: Alex Mallett

Publisher:

ISBN: 2503565816

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Page: 316

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This volume is an introduction to twelve of the main medieval Eastern Christian historians used by modern scholars to reconstruct the events and personalities of the crusading period in the Levant. Each of the chapters examines one historian and their work(s), and first contains an introductory examination of their life, background and influences. This is then followed by a study of their work(s) relevant to the Crusades, including the reasons for writing, themes, and methodology. Such an approach will allow modern researchers to better understand the background and contexts to these texts, and thus to reconstruct the past in a more nuanced and detailed way. Written by twelve world-leading scholars, and examining chronicles written in Armenian, Greek, Syriac, and Copto-Arabic, this book will be essential reading for anybody engaged in research on the Crusades, as well as Eastern Christian and Islamic history, and medieval historiography.
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Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity

Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity

Series: Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum Section 1 - The Jewish people in the first century Historical geography, political history, social, cultural and religious life and institutions Edited by S. Safrai and M. Stern in ...

Author: Heinz Schreckenberg

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9023226534

Category: Art

Page: 307

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Series: Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum Section 1 - The Jewish people in the first century Historical geography, political history, social, cultural and religious life and institutions Edited by S. Safrai and M. Stern in cooperation with D. Flusser and W.C. van Unnik Section 2 - The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud Section 3 - Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature
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Die Apostelgeschichte Im Kontext Antiker Und Fruhchristlicher Historiographie the Acts of the Apostles in the Context of Ancient and Early Christian Historiography

Die Apostelgeschichte Im Kontext Antiker Und Fruhchristlicher Historiographie  the Acts of the Apostles in the Context of Ancient and Early Christian Historiography

This collection offers an extensive framework of comparative and individual studies assessing the place of Luke-Acts in the historiography of ancient Judaism and the Greco-Roman world, whilst also examining further developments in early ...

Author: Jörg Frey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110216318

Category: History

Page: 703

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This collection offers an extensive framework of comparative and individual studies assessing the place of Luke-Acts in the historiography of ancient Judaism and the Greco-Roman world, whilst also examining further developments in early Christian historiography up to Eusebius and Theodoret. Additional contributions concentrate on systematic questions concerning the literary genre and conception of Luke-Acts.
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Luke Acts and the Rhetoric of History

Luke Acts and the Rhetoric of History

In the wake of overwhelming scholarly interest, over the past fifty years, in Lukan theology, Clare K. Rothschild describes how Luke-Acts merits consideration on the grounds of ancient historiography.

Author: Clare K. Rothschild

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161482034

Category: Religion

Page: 371

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In the wake of overwhelming scholarly interest, over the past fifty years, in Lukan theology, Clare K. Rothschild describes how Luke-Acts merits consideration on the grounds of ancient historiography. In a close exegetical analysis, she describes the author of Luke-Acts arguing a 'case' (rhetoric) for his version of the events of Christian origins (history).
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History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History

History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History

This book presents an outline of recent developments and approaches in Christian historiography.

Author: F. J. Verstraelen

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: UOM:39015056911004

Category: Religion

Page: 46

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This book presents an outline of recent developments and approaches in Christian historiography. It reviews and assesses four important contributions by non-African historians to the field of study, Baur, Isichei, Hastings and Sundkler. The author, former head of Religious Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, argues that African historians/Christians are bringing fresh perspectives to the study of African Chrisitanity and Christian history, and that the future of historiography of Christianity in Africa lies in an open and critical dialogue between African and non-African perspectives.
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Historiography at the Court of Christian IV 1588 1648

Historiography at the Court of Christian IV  1588 1648

Skovgaard-Petersen examines the Latin histories of Denmark by Johannes Pontanus (1571-1639) and Johannes Meursius (1579-1639) as part of that endeavor. The study is revised from her 1998 doctoral dissertation for the University of Bergen.

Author: Karen Skovgaard-Petersen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8772897031

Category: History

Page: 454

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Christian's long reign (1588-1648) saw Denmark reduced from a major to a second-rate power, and in response he sought to portray the country as a powerful, rich, and culturally refined monarchy with long and glorious traditions. Skovgaard-Petersen examines the Latin histories of Denmark by Johannes Pontanus (1571-1639) and Johannes Meursius (1579-1639) as part of that endeavor. The study is revised from her 1998 doctoral dissertation for the University of Bergen. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Historiography and Self Definition

Historiography and Self Definition

This is the first full and systematic attempt to set Hellenistic Jewish and early Christian historiography within the framework of Greco-Roman traditions.

Author: Gregory Sterling

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004266940

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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This is the first full and systematic attempt to set Hellenistic Jewish and early Christian historiography within the framework of Greco-Roman traditions. The thesis of the monograph is that a distinct historiographical tradition, apologetic historiography, developed as a result of a dialectic relationship with Greek ethnography. Professor Sterling situates the Hellenistic Jewish historians, Josephus, and Luke-Acts within this tradition.
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Historiography and Identity I

Historiography and Identity I

This first volume in the Historiography and Identity sub-series examines the many ways in which historiographical works shaped identities in ancient and medieval societies by focusing on the historians of ancient Greece and the late Roman ...

Author: Walter Pohl

Publisher: Cultural Encounters in Late An

ISBN: 2503581579

Category: History

Page: 350

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The six-volume sub-series Historiography and Identity unites a wide variety of case studies from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages, from the Latin West to the emerging polities in Northern and Eastern Europe, and also incorporates a Eurasian perspective which includes the Islamic World and China. The series aims to develop a critical methodology that harnesses the potential of identity studies to enhance our understanding of the construction and impact of historiography. This first volume in the Historiography and Identity sub-series examines the many ways in which historiographical works shaped identities in ancient and medieval societies by focusing on the historians of ancient Greece and the late Roman Empire. It presents in-depth studies about how history writing could create a sense of community, thereby shedding light on the links between authorial strategies, processes of identification, and cultural memory. The contributions explore the importance of regional, ethnic, cultural, and imperial identities to the process of history writing, embedding the works in the changing political landscape.
Categories: History