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Why Study History? reflecting on the importance of the past

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Published by Baker Academic in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English


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FormatPaperback
Paginationix,182 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25431274M
ISBN 100801039657
ISBN 109780801039652

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Why Study History: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past, by John Fea, is a useful and insightful book into how the fields of history and theology intermingle. The book, written primarily for History students, explores the ideas of how history can, and is, looked at through the lens of theology/5. Why study history? The answer is because we virtually must, to gain access to the laboratory of human experience. When we study it reasonably well, and so acquire some usable habits of mind, as well as some basic data about the forces that affect our own lives, we emerge with relevant skills and an enhanced capacity for informed citizenship. Oct 21,  · John Fea, Why Study History? Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, ). Paperback / Kindle Why study history? John Fea sets out to answer this question in his eponymous new book, which is subtitled, “reflecting on the importance of the past.” Fea is associate professor of American history and. Mar 11,  · In uncovering women's history, many of today's students have come to another important conclusion: the s may have been the beginning of the formal study of women's history, but the topic was hardly new. And many women had been historians—of women and of more general history. Anna Comnena is considered the first woman to write a book of.

History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning 'inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation') is the past as it is described in written documents, and the study thereof. Events occurring before written records are considered prehistory. "History" is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation. Jul 14,  · History books are the most important books we have. They give a highly detailed account on a given historical event or historical period: more so than any documentary can give. A strong understanding of History is an incredibly valuable skill. You. Sep 15,  · What is the purpose of studying history? How do we reflect on contemporary life from a historical perspective and can such reflection help us better understand ourselves, the world around us, and the God we worship and serve?In this introductory textbook, accomplished historian John Fea shows why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past 4/5(1). Dec 05,  · This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. Why Study Romans? I once read that the preaching of Romans has precipitated most of the great revival moments in church history. I don’t know if that’s exactly true, but I can see how it could be.

What Is History? History is the study of some subject in chronological order: tracing ideas back to their origin and studying the evolution of ideas or events. History is most commonly used to study government and politics, but history can also be used to illuminate other topics, such as science, technology, or law. Jun 27,  · Why Study the Book of Song of Solomon? Jay Harvey. June 08, Although it is rarely taught, preached, or studied, the Song of Solomon is God's gift to the church. Why Study the Book of Joshua? Trent Hunter. August 09, The best answers to that question will come when we understand why God gave us this book. Why Study the Book of Ezekiel? Why study history? The answer is because we virtually must, to gain access to the laboratory of human experience. When we study it reasonably well, and so acquire some usable habits of mind, as well as some basic data about the forces that affect our own lives, we emerge with relevant skills and an enhanced capacity for informed citizenship, critical thinking, and simple awareness. Mar 15,  · A Little Book for New Historians: Why and How to Study History (Little Books) [Robert Tracy McKenzie] on redleaf-photography.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Many people think of history as merely the past ―or at most, information about the past. But the real work of a historian is to listen to the voices of those who have gone before and humbly remember the flesh and blood on the other side of 5/5(7).