Telling the Story of the World
Is belief decisive for the way we understand the past? Should it be? We will probe the surprisingly vexed relationship between how we see the world and how we tell its story. Within the contested terrain of the historical profession, Christian historians have, over the past 50 years, advanced an array of ideas that seek to make sense of the relationship between our fundamental beliefs and historical interpretation. We will examine these efforts and work toward a deepening understanding of a faithfully Christian way of exploring the past.