Archives for March 2, 2014

What Is “History of…?”

Lately I've been thinking about the nature of history. Not "history" as in "what happened in the past" but "history" as in the "study of the past. "My thoughts about this were sparked by reading a book that purports to be a "history" of a certain denomination. I opened it with interest as it is about the denomination I grew up in. (It was published some years ago and I read it then but just recently re-read it.)When I closed the book after re-reading it I wondered if this book really … [Read more...]