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
Author: Ernst Breisach
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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
Narratives of Retribution G. W. Trompf. - EARLY CHRISTIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY
NARRATIVES OF RETRIBUTION G.W. Trompf R EARLY CHRISTIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY Early Christian Historiography Narratives of Retribution G.W.
Author: G. W. Trompf
First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
The Crusades, Twelfth-Century Renaissance, and the Climax of Medieval
Historiography 9. Assessment of Christian or Medieval European Historiography:
Revolution in Historical Thinking; Characteristics of Christian Historiography;
Author: E. Sreedharan
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
This book traces the development of historiography from the days of Herodotus to those of postmodernism. It covers the ancient, medieval and the modern aspects of the subject and offers easy comprehension, clear and precise guidance and immediate utility. The author provides a balanced view of competing ideas and leads the reader into the vast arena of the subject. Two thousand five hundred years of historiography, including Indian historiography and the poststructuralist critique of history, constitutes this clear, analytical work.
Author: Professor of History Jay D GreenPublish On: 2020-11-15
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
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.
Christianity itself first attracted widespread public notice from the time the first
empire - wide persecution of Christians was ... a decidedly Christian as well as a
not less decidedly and traditionally or classically religious historiography
Author: Andreas Mehl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
Roman Historiography: An Introduction to its Basic Aspects and Development presents a comprehensive introduction to the development of Roman historical writings in both Greek and Latin, from the early annalists to Orosius and Procopius of Byzantium. Provides an accessible survey of every historical writer of significance in the Roman world Traces the growth of Christian historiography under the influence of its pagan adversaries Offers valuable insight into current scholarly trends on Roman historiography Includes a user-friendly bibliography, catalog of authors and editions, and index Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Pagan and Christian Historiography in the Fourth Century A.D.>l=I ON 28
October 312 the Christians suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves
victorious.2 The victory was a miracle - though opinions differed as to the nature
of the sign ...
Author: Arnaldo Momigliano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Originally published 1977 by Basil Blackwell Oxford in Great Britain and by Wesleyan University Press in the United States."
Chapter II The Promotion of a New History of Denmark in the Reign of Christian
IV The first person in Denmark to receive official appointment as royal
historiographer was Niels Krag in 1594. As noted by Ellen Jørgensen , the term
Author: Karen Skovgaard-Petersen
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
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
When one looks at Western historiography as a historical individuality, one can
see three main periods and three main types of historical thought. Chapter 1, “A
Typology of Classical and Christian Historiography,” presented a sketch of the ...
Author: Leonard S. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
As a historical inquiry and synthesis, this intellectual history is the first study to apply the ideal-type or model-building methodology of Otto Hintze (1861-1940) to Western historical thought or to what R. G. Collingwood called "The Idea of History," for it contains succinct and useful models for seeing and teaching classical, Christian, and modern professional historiography. Religion and the Rise of History is also the first work to suggest that, in addition to his well-known paradoxical, simul, and/or "at-the-same-time" way of thinking and viewing life, Martin Luther also held to a way that was deeply incarnational, dynamic, and/or "in-with-and-under." This dual vision and "a Lutheran ethos" strongly influenced Leibniz, Hamann, and Herder, and was therefore a matter of considerable significance for the rise of a distinctly modern form of historical consciousness (commonly called "historicism") in Protestant Germany. Smith's essay suggests a new time period for the formative age of modern German thought, culture, and education: "The Cultural Revolution in Germany." This age began in the early 1760s and culminated in 1810 with the founding of the University of Berlin, the first fully "modern" and "modernizing" university. This university first became the recognized center for the study of history, however, through the work of Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886). Here the story shows how a young Ranke derived his individualizing way of thinking and viewing life mainly from Luther, how his life-work is the best example in Western literature of the rise of history from a calling to a profession, and how the three-way discussion between Troeltsch, Meinecke, and Hintze concerning the nature of modern historical thought was of central importance for the reorientation of Western social-historical thought in the twentieth century.
Author: Bloomsbury PublishingPublish On: 2013-11-20
Universalism. of. Christian. Historiography. in. Late. Antiquity. Peter. Van.
Nuffelen. Universality is commonly advanced as a defining feature of Christian historiography, on the argument that the Christian view of the world gives a
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
"Universal History" is a type of history that attempts to explain the world beyond the immediate surroundings of the author. It reflects a desire to synthesise the mass of written and oral knowledge about the past and to introduce a systematic interpretation. The purpose of this collection is to re-examine the notion of Universal Historiography with a focus on its appearance in the Greek and Roman world and on the legacy that ancient authors offered to later generations. Fifteen new essays by a diverse set of international scholars tackle questions of definition, and illustrate the diversity of its forms, structures, themes and analyses. The collection explores the historical and intellectual contexts which gave rise to universalist thought, and its reputation and reception in antiquity and beyond. This book will appeal to those interested in Graeco-Roman historiography, and those with an interest in the Arabic, Early Christian and modern reception of ancient historiography.
In the second place, our aim of providing a comprehensive picture of ancient
Judaism in its relation to early Christianity here receives a rewarding and almost
literal implementation. The pictures in this book show aspects of both religious ...
Author: Heinz Schreckenberg
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
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
The Carolingian epoch was also crucial in the development of medieval royal
and Christian historiography . The Carolingian court was an important milieu for
historical writing , and two new historiographical genres were established , the
Author: Sverre Bagge
The volume presents a new understanding of medieval historiography by examining the representation of society, politics and human behaviour in six historical writings from imperial Germany, one of the leading political and intellectual centres during the period c. 950-1150.
... Orthodox Christian family, was Na'um Shuqayr (1864-1922) who published in
1903 a history of ancient and modern Sudan.3 The sources upon which he drew
for his pioneering work included unpublished documents, personal interviews, ...
Author: Youssef Choueiri
Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers the periods 1820-1920 (Pioneers and Amateurs) and 1920 to today (Professional Historians: Managers of Legitimation). This work is a major contribution not only to the study of Arab historiography but to our understanding of modern Arab thought.
The multifaceted notions of 'Fortune' and 'Fate'—of key importance to classical
historians— continued within medieval historiography, but were relegated to
positions within a Creation ruled by God. For early Christian writers it was ...
Author: John H. Arnold
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. This Handbook is a landmark academic collection that presents cutting-edge interpretive perspectives on medieval religion for a wide academic audience, drawing together thirty key scholars in the field from the United States, the UK, and Europe. Notably, the Handbook is arranged thematically, and focusses on an analytical, rather than narrative, approach, seeking to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion throughout this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. While providing a very wide-ranging view of the subject, it also offers an important agenda for further study in the field.
In fact, at the moment when Judaeo-Hellenistic historiography comes to an end
with Josephus, there begins with Luke the age of Christian historiography. The
theological dream of Luke succeeded where that of Josephus failed; this 'success
Author: Daniel Marguerat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
As the first historian of Christianity, Luke's reliability is vigorously disputed among scholars. The author of the Acts is often accused of being a biased, imprecise, and anti-Jewish historian who created a distorted portrait of Paul. Daniel Marguerat tries to avoid being caught in this true/false quagmire when examining Luke's interpretation of history. Instead he combines different tools - reflection upon historiography, the rules of ancient historians and narrative criticism - to analyse the Acts and gauge the historiographical aims of their author. Marguerat examines the construction of the narrative, the framing of the plot and the characterization, and places his evaluation firmly in the framework of ancient historiography, where history reflects tradition and not documentation. This is a fresh and original approach to the classic themes of Lucan theology: Christianity between Jerusalem and Rome, the image of God, the work of the Spirit, the unity of Luke and the Acts.
The challenge to the presentation of the scheme of redemption and the “
theological determinism” of Christian historiography identifies the highly
distinctive, empirically oriented feature of philosophic history which finds its most
Author: S.P. Foster
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book studies the complementary features of the thought of David Hume and Edward Gibbon in the complete range of its confrontation with eighteenth-century Christianity. The ten chapters explore the iconoclasm of these two philosophical historians - Hume as the premier philosopher, Gibbon as the consummate historian - as they labored to `naturalize' the study of Christianity, particularly with attention to its social and political dimensions. No other work deals as comprehensively or thoroughly with the attempt of philosophical history's challenge to Christianity. Belief in miracles and the afterlife, the dimensions of fanaticism and superstition, and the nature of religious persecution were the themes that occupied Hume and Gibbon in the making of their critique of Christianity. This book makes a valuable contribution to scholarship in a number of fields including the history of ideas, religious studies, and philosophy. It will be of interest to philosophers of religion, historians of ideas, eighteenth-century intellectual historians, scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment, and Hume and Gibbon scholars.
Fasting: Western Christian Forest Masters Gampopa Guigo I Hakuin Hermits:
Buddhist Hermits: Eastern Christian Hermits: ... Eastern Christian Historiography,
Recent: Western Christian Hrosthwitha Humanism, Christian Hume, Basil Internet
Author: William M. Johnston
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
A true Christian historian would “study the non-religious world of ideas, culture,
and politics for the express purpose of having their religious perspective bear
judgment on the world's faulty assumptions.” Christian historiography would be a
Author: Jared S. Burkholder
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Anabaptists have often felt suspicious of American evangelicalism, and in turn evangelicals have found various reasons to dismiss the Anabaptist witness. Yet at various points in the past as well as the present, evangelicals and Anabaptists have found ample reason for conversation and much to appreciate about each other. The Activist Impulse represents the first book-length examination of the complex relationship between evangelicalism and Anabaptism in the past thirty years. It brings established experts and new voices together in an effort to explore the historical and theological intersection of these two rich traditions. Each of the essays provides fresh insight on at least one characteristic that both evangelicals and Anabaptists share--an impulse to engage society through the pursuit of active Christian witness.
Edward Gibbon ( 1776 ) The historiography , the analytical study of the published
histories , of Christianity in Britain before Ad 600 , is in its own way instructive . If
we confine it further , to what are now England and Wales ( for both Scotland ...
... and thus of a very rapid separation of Christianity from Judaism was based ,
above all in Christian historiography , which was fatally marked by clear
theological presuppositions , on a strongly reductive image of the Jewish reality
of the time .
Author: Giorgio Jossa
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
When was Christianity born? When was it that Christianity, born as a particular current within Judaism, constituted itself as a religion different and separate from the Jewish religion? The question has been asked, and the problem has therefore been considered, since the historical-critical investigation of Christian origins began. However the problem has become acute only in the last few decades, because of the occurrence of a whole series of circumstances and of reflections that have deeply changed the historiographic understanding regarding Judaism in the first century, and thus the origins of Christianity as well. Traditional opinion considered the founders of Christianity to be Jesus of Nazareth and Paul of Tarsus. Recent studies however affirm that a Christian religion as distinct from the Jewish religion can be spoken of only much later, and that for the entire first century, and for at least a part of the second century, Christianity was nothing more than a sect within Judaism. Dealing with the problem from an historical point of view, and thus considering not only Christianity of Jewish origin but also that of gentile origin, Giorgio Jossa demonstrates that the birth of a Christian identity as distinct from Jewish identity must actually be dated back to the first period of life of the community of Jesus.