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
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.
Christianity itself first attracted widespread public notice from the time the first
empire-wide persecution of Christians ... we pass over in silence here other intra-
Christian reasons for the development of a Christian historiography (see below, ...
Author: Andreas Mehl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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
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
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).
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."
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
"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
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
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.
Collingwood's The Idea of History is the section where he presented, as
succinctly as he could, four characteristics of Christian historiography. as a result
of many years of using (1) hintze's three ideal types to teach Western institutional
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.
In some of the most cutting edge historical work in the fields of New Testament
and early Christianity, early Christian ... investments might this association
between transgressive queerness and Christian identity in historiography signal?
Author: Maia Kotrosits
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Maia Kotrosits challenges the contemporary notion of "early Christian literature," showing that a number of texts usually so described--New Testament writings including Hebrews, Acts, the Gospel of John, Colossians, and 1 Peter, as well as the letters of Ignatius, the Gospel of Truth, and the Secret Revelation of John--are "not particularly interested" in a distinctive Christian identity or self-definition. Rather, by appealing to the categories of trauma studies and diaspora theory and giving careful attention to the dynamics within each of these texts, she shows that this sample of writings offers complex reckonings with chaotic diasporic conditions and the transgenerational trauma of colonial violence. The heart of her study is an inquiry into the significance contemporary readers invest in ancient writings as expressions of a coherent identity, asking, "What do we need and want out of history?" Kotrosits interacts with important recent work on identity and sociality in the Roman world and on the dynamics of desire in contemporary biblical scholarship as well. At last, she argues that the writings discussed made possible the rise of Christianity by effecting a "forgetfulness" of imperial trauma--and questions the affective dimensions of contemporary empire-critical scholarship.