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: Jay D. Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481302639

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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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.
Categories: Religion

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

Historiography

Historiography

The Christian Historiographical Revolution The Formulation of Early Christian
Historiography At first Christians baffled the adherents of the Roman tradition.
Bafflement grew into irritation and finally outright hostility as the distance between
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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
Categories: History

The Fathers Refounded

The Fathers Refounded

The target is probably Emerton. 104. LaPiana, “Christian Historiography,” 8 Nov.
1938 (B18, F9, 1). 105. LaPiana, “Christian Historiography,” 8 Nov. 1938 (B18, F9
, 2). 106. LaPiana, “Christian Historiography,” 8 Nov. 1938 (B18, F9, 2–3, 4, 5).

Author: Elizabeth A. Clark

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812250718

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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In the early twentieth century, a new generation of liberal professors sought to prove Christianity's compatibility with contemporary currents in the study of philosophy, science, history, and democracy. These modernizing professors—Arthur Cushman McGiffert at Union Theological Seminary, George LaPiana at Harvard Divinity School, and Shirley Jackson Case at the University of Chicago Divinity School—hoped to equip their students with a revisionary version of early Christianity that was embedded in its social, historical, and intellectual settings. In The Fathers Refounded, Elizabeth A. Clark provides the first critical analysis of these figures' lives, scholarship, and lasting contributions to the study of Christianity. The Fathers Refounded continues the exploration of Christian intellectual revision begun by Clark in Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America. Drawing on rigorous archival research, Clark takes the reader through the professors' published writings, their institutions, and even their classrooms—where McGiffert tailored nineteenth-century German Protestant theology to his modernist philosophies; where LaPiana, the first Catholic professor at Harvard Divinity School, devised his modernism against the tight constraints of contemporary Catholic theology; and where Case promoted reading Christianity through social-scientific aims and methods. Each, in his own way, extricated his subfield from denominationally and theologically oriented approaches and aligned it with secular historical methodologies. In so doing, this generation of scholars fundamentally altered the directions of Catholic Modernism and Protestant Liberalism and offered the promise of reconciling Christianity and modern intellectual and social culture.
Categories: Religion

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.
Categories: Religion

Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity

Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity

This book offers the first comprehensive study of Greek and Latin historiography from Constantine to the age of Justinian, dealing particularly with the relations between pagan and Christian historians, their polemics and also their ...

Author: Gabriele Marasco

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047400189

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 718

This book offers the first comprehensive study of Greek and Latin historiography from Constantine to the age of Justinian, dealing particularly with the relations between pagan and Christian historians, their polemics and also their agreements. Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).
Categories: History

Historiography

Historiography

account of Christian historiography must include such corrections as these . This
criticism of Collingwood has been carried to some length , not because he is
particularly bad , but because he is particularly good . His four characteristics of ...

Author: Gordon Haddon Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89080036437

Category: Christianity

Page: 379

View: 331

Categories: Christianity

Historiography

Historiography

in the case of the Christians they were doubly affected by one the general decline
and the other the nature of Christian dogmas . One of the earliest Christian
writers who tried to provide a suitable chronology of the human past designed to
suit ...

Author: N. Subrahmanian

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008552567

Category: Historians

Page: 506

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Categories: Historians

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Historiography Is God active in history , and , if so , why do the righteous God
suffer ? Or is God a passive , suffering God , ' alongside God ' s people in their
troubles , and if so , what use is God ? This is the dilemma of Christian
historiography ...

Author: John Stephen Bowden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114155810

Category: Religion

Page: 1364

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Presents a collection of alphabetically arranged articles related to Christianity, covering its history, events, and important figures and individuals. Includes maps, charts, and illustrations.
Categories: Religion

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

Category:

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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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 G. Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: 147426624X

Category: Apocalyptic literature

Page: 318

View: 262

"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."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Categories: Apocalyptic literature

Christian Histories Christian Traditioning

Christian Histories  Christian Traditioning

Christian life in the world today . ... historically as the greater unity and uniformity
of church and theology in the past is itself a historical reality , or whether it is
instead a product of imperial domination of Christian historiography practiced in
the ...

Author: Dale T. Irvin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046901818

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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"Christian Histories, Christian Traditioning provides a profound historical, theological, and constructive reading of Christian plurality. Dale T. Irvin grapples with the many traditions within the Christian tradition to show how plurality bears witness to a core tradition - even as it subverts the claims of Western Christianity to be its sole normative expression. The voices of emerging churches - like those that resound through the centuries from long-eclipsed churches in Persia, Mesopotamia, India, Ethiopia, and China - together testify to Jesus as the Christ. But they do so in ways that show that non-Western traditions constitute an integral part of the mainstream, while showing the need for Euro-American tradition to give up its normative pretenses."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Mythos und Geschichte

Mythos und Geschichte

of pre - Christian kings , and so on all have their Christian counterparts after the
conversion , and cannot be understood ... of a pagan world - view in Gylfaginning
and Skáldskaparmál in the context of Christian geography and historiography .

Author: Gerd Wolfgang Weber

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029858342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Historiography

Historiography

Segal , Lester A. JACQUES BASNAGE DE BEAUVAL'S L'HISTOIRE DES JUIFS :
CHRISTIAN HISTORIOGRAPHICAL PERCEPTION OF JEWRY AND JUDAISM
ON THE EVE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT . Hebrew Union College Annual 1983 ...

Author: Susan K. Kinnell

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 0874364906

Category: Reference

Page: 482

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Categories: Reference

Christians Muslims and Jews in Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Christians  Muslims  and Jews in Medieval and Early Modern Spain

This collection spans both the medieval and early modern period, describing the developments and day-to-day realities of relations between Jews, Muslims and Christians in Spain from the 9th to the 16th centuries.

Author: Mark D. Meyerson

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268087265

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This collection spans both the medieval and early modern period, describing the developments and day-to-day realities of relations between Jews, Muslims and Christians in Spain from the 9th to the 16th centuries. The essays discuss the historiography and the issues raised by the constantly shifting balance of ethnoreligious power, intellectual contact between cultures and social identity throughout the Iberian peninsula.
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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

View: 923

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).
Categories: Religion