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.

Christian Historiography

Author: Jay D. Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781481302630

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.

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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Historiography

Author: Ernst Breisach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226072835

Page: 503

View: 155

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

Early Christian Historiography

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

Early Christian Historiography

Author: G. W. Trompf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134964137

Page: 288

View: 184

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

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.

Revealed Histories

Author: Robert Hall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474230342

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.

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.

Early Christian Historiography

Author: G. W. Trompf

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304704064

Page: 362

View: 825

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.

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.

Franks and Crusades in Medieval Eastern Christian Historiography

Author: Alex Mallett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782503565811

Page: 316

View: 707

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.

History and the Christian Historian

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?

History and the Christian Historian

Author: Ronald Wells

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802845368

Page: 248

View: 614

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.

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 ...

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Author: John Stephen Bowden

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1364

View: 685

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

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

" Eckhard Schnabel in: Jahrbuch fur Evangelikale Theologie 2010 "[...] many essays in this volume offer fresh perspectives and new answers to old questions, and they instructively show the complexity of the scholarly discussion of the ...

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

Author: Jörg Frey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110216310

Page: 703

View: 407

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.

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 ...

Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity

Author: Heinz Schreckenberg

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023226536

Page: 307

View: 841

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

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 ...

Historiography

Author: Susan K. Kinnell

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9780874364903

Page: 482

View: 418

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.

Luke Acts and the Rhetoric of History

Author: Clare K. Rothschild

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161482038

Page: 371

View: 612

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).

African Christianity

nationalist historiography , 17 , 22 History J . Hendriks , 385 Henry the Navigator ,
143 Heraclius Byzantine Heraclius , 69 Heraclius , 70 Herod , 49 Herodotus
Herodotus , 45 Herrnhut , 163 Herrnhutters , 163 Herskovitz Jean Herskovitz , 17
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African Christianity

Author: Ogbu Kalu

Publisher: Department of Church History University of Pretoria

ISBN:

Page: 631

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History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History

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

History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History

Author: F. J. Verstraelen

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN:

Page: 46

View: 310

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.