Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past John Fea

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Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past  by  John Fea

Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past by John Fea
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The interpretation of the past is at the core of many of todays divisive political and cultural debates. In this introductory textbook, accomplished historian John Fea shows how studying the past can help us understand the present world in which weMoreThe interpretation of the past is at the core of many of todays divisive political and cultural debates.

In this introductory textbook, accomplished historian John Fea shows how studying the past can help us understand the present world in which we live. Deep historical thinking has the potential to transform the lives of individuals and society, because it enables us to understand those with whom we differ on important issues.

Studying history can relieve us of our narcissism- cultivate humility, hospitality, and love- and transform our lives more fully into the image of Jesus Christ.Why Study History? explains why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can help us more effectively love God and others. Professors and students of history will value this unique, accessible introduction to the study of history and the historians vocation.ContentsPrologue1.

What Do Historians Do?2. In Search of a Usable Past3. The Past Is a Foreign Country4. Providence and History5. Christian Resources for the Study of the Past6. History for a Civil Society7. The Power to Transform8. So What Can You Do with a History Major?Epilogue: History and the ChurchAppendix: A Proposal for the Center for American History and a Civil SocietyIndex



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