9781433537639 143353763X In this introduction to history, a historian helps students understand what it means to study the past from a distinctly Christian perspective. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series., In this introduction to history, two historians help students understand what it means to study the past from a distinctly Christian perspective. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series., Knowledge of the past is integral to understanding the present and looking forward to the future. An appreciation of what came before is indeed foundational to nearly every other field of study. This guide by professor Nathan A. Finn explores the nature of history and historical context, compares different schools of historical interpretation, and addresses contemporary issues related to the intersection of faith and history. This volume will help students critically engage with history in the light of God's providential care over the past, the present, and the future. The Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series is designed for Christian students and those associated with college campuses, including faculty, staff, and trustees. These guidebooks address the common challenges in major academic disciplines by reclaiming the best of the Christian intellectual tradition-demonstrating that vibrant, world-changing Christianity assumes a commitment to the integration of faith and scholarship. With illustrations, reflection questions, and a list of resources for further study, this series is sure to be a timely tool in both Christian and secular universities, influencing the next generation of leaders in the church, the academy, and the world. Book jacket.