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From book sleeve: "The London Times Literary Supplement has called this the most outstanding pronouncement of the meaning of history made by a professional historian in England since Acton's inaugural. At a time when the philosophy of history and its proper interpretation are so generally discussed, this new and constructive work, simply written, will be in great demand."
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by ACLS History E-Book Project (first published 2009)
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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 Much of what Butterfield says is outdated, but all of it is worthy of pondering.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.
Tom Mackie
Jul 25, 2013 Tom Mackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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Jun 21, 2014 Harvey Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is probably the most concise view of my approach to the discipline of history. It is excellent
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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 an ...more
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