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Christianity & History by Butterfield, Herbert. . ACLS Humaniteis E-Book, 2009 .
Paperback, 156 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by ACLS History E-Book Project (first published March 1st 1979)
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Katie
A forgotten classic. Much of what Butterfield says is outdated, but all of it is worthy of pondering. Should be required reading for every Christian historian.
Josiah DeGraaf
Sep 12, 2016 Josiah DeGraaf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thought-provoking book. The content was all excellent as Butterfield made some strong arguments and some great applications to history. I especially enjoyed chapters 2 & 3 which looked at how history can prove the universal presence of sin and the universal response of judgment to human sin.

That being said, I found Butterfield to be a bit contradictory. In chapter one he claims that history needs to be completely neutral and shouldn't be used to support any one kind of worldview. I personall
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“Judgment in history” in Christianity and History by Herbert Butterfield
…we know now that there is an inadequacy in human nature which makes the reality far different from the ideal...The truth is that if men were good enough neither the ancient city-state, nor the medieval order of things nor modern nationalism would collapse. Neither humanism, nor liberalism nor democracy would be faced with intellectual bankruptcy. Indeed all these systems could exist concurrently…When these great human syste
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Erik
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 14, as one of Eight Collections of Essays and Letters Not To Be Missed.

Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 20, as one of Ten Books on the Humanities.
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This book is probably the most concise view of my approach to the discipline of history. It is excellent
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Much wisdom here written in sparkling prose. Essential reading in Christian historiography.
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Sir Herbert Butterfield was a British historian and philosopher of history who is remembered chiefly for two books—a short volume early in his career entitled The Whig Interpretation of History (1931) and his Origins of Modern Science (1949). Over the course of his career, Butterfield turned increasingly to historiography and man's developing view of the past. Butterfield was a devout Christian ...more
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