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.
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 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
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.
Techniques for Ancient Jewish and Christian Historiography Robert Hall. Chapter
1 INTRODUCTION Since Westcott, students of the Fourth Gospel have commonly
assumed that John depends on revelation directed toward the past words and ...
Author: Robert Hall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
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
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.
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
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
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."
This volume arises out of special concerns of historians who are also Christians. What case can be made for connecting historical work and religious convictions? What is the relation of faith to history?
Author: Ronald Wells
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
What is the relation of faith to history? What difference should Christian commitment make to historical investigation? In this volume thirteen widely respected scholars consider such important questions and demonstrate the implications of a Christian perspective for the study of history and historiography.
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
Category: Apocalyptic literature
"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
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.
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
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.
The Lebanese historians , Sunnite and Maronite , have not yet managed to view
their past in this multilayered perspective . Once again , there are extenuating
circumstances which lessen the deficiencies of Christian historiography .
Author: Youssef M. Choueiri
Publisher: Psychology Press
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.
28 Eusebius , Augustine , Orosius , and the Later Patristic and Medieval Christian Historians GLENN F. CHESNUT The eight ... of pagan politicomilitary history was
creatively transformed by Eusebius into a very different kind of historiography .
Author: Harold W. Attridge
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Category: Church history
Scholars of the history and literature of Christianity and Judaism explore the life and enduring contributions of Eusebius of Caesarea, an important writer and historian from the early fourth century. The essays focus on elements of the story that Eusebius tells the story of the early church, its re
Taking off from Yoder's starting point,6 Goode offers a scathing attack on Christian historians and the historical ... 7 While Goode's call for a prophetic
historiography is certainly inspiring, and I am sure his approach to the past
attracts a large ...
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.