Toward a Christian Conception of History-Morton Herbert Donald

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Has anyone read said book? I would love to but it is pricey and I don't want to dump money if it's not excellent. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for books on the philsophy of history or histiography?



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Towards a Reformed Conception of History, February 23, 2003
Reviewer:[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1EB9XUVEOLDF6/ref=cm_cr_auth/002-1089961-1391220"]"rgrydns"[/ame] (Ancaster, Ontario Canada) - [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1EB9XUVEOLDF6/ref=cm_cr_auth/002-1089961-1391220?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview"]See all my reviews[/ame]Smit comes out of the Reformational School of thinking, was greatly influenced by Abraham Kuyper, and studied under Herman Dooyeweerd. The driving force in his life--especially towards the end--was to articulate the Divine Mystery in History, the name of one of the papers which in included in this book. He desired, like his contemporaries, to see all of life placed under the Lordship of Christ. To this end he provides a critique of the thinking of his contemporary Catholic historians and philosophers of history, which, it is noted, was well received by both Reformed and Catholic thinkers alike. His mastery of the issues he deals with in the study of history is complete.


The Index:
Part One: Catholic Conceptions of History
I. Nature and the supernatural
II. Fall and redemption
III. Christianity and history.
IV. Dualism and connection
V. World History and progress
VI. The problem of Christian philosophy
VII. The problem of Christian historical science

Part Two: Towards a Reformed Conception of History
1. Protestant conceptions of history
2. The current crisis in Catholic thought
3. Calvinism and Catholicism on church and state
4. Nationalism and Catholicism
5. The divine mystery in history
6. The character of the Middle Ages
7. Salvation and culture
8. The sacred dwelling place
9. A turnabout in historical science?
10. The meaning of history
11. New prespectives for a Christian conception of history?
12. The value of history
13. The time of history
14. Approaches to the Reformation
15. The first and the second history
16. Towards a reordering of knowledge
 
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