History: A Student's Guide

History A Student s Guide A robust understanding of the past has the power to shape our perspective on the present and plans for the future In this introduction to the study of history a historian helps students grasp what it

  • Title: History: A Student's Guide
  • Author: Nathan A. Finn David S. Dockery
  • ISBN: 9781433537639
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • A robust understanding of the past has the power to shape our perspective on the present and plans for the future In this introduction to the study of history, a historian helps students grasp what it means to examine and explore history from a distinctly Christian perspective In addition to opening students eyes to the riches of the past, this readable guidebook modelsA robust understanding of the past has the power to shape our perspective on the present and plans for the future In this introduction to the study of history, a historian helps students grasp what it means to examine and explore history from a distinctly Christian perspective In addition to opening students eyes to the riches of the past, this readable guidebook models an approach to history that embraces the fundamental beliefs and convictions that make up the Christian worldview Part of the acclaimed Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series, this volume will be an invaluable tool in the hands of those seeking to engage with the past with God in mind Includes illustrations, reflection questions, and a list of resources for further study.

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    1. I enjoy history. Not the boring, droning of mere facts and figures, but rather, digging into history, finding out the way and why of our past in an effort to inform our approach and understanding of the present. This is really what doing history is all about, an approach that is often not what is at the forefront of our minds when the word history is stated. Understanding the past is vital and Nathan Finn, in his book History: A Student’s Guide, provides the reader with an introductory present [...]

    2. I believe this is a much healthier interpretation of how a Christian should interact and interpret historical facts.

    3. Surprisingly robust introduction to the field of history and historiography. Crossway intends these 120-page books, I think, to be for college students and others considering an academic career in various fields (the quality of this volume has gotten me interested in checking out a couple more--political thought and art/music). Finn does well to cover the bases at some depth (he certainly covered a lot of things we never got to in my undergraduate "introduction to history" course). He covers dif [...]

    4. Brief introduction to history as a discipline and vocation. Sound arguments, good insights, but occasionally bland writing.

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