Patterns in History: A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought

Patterns in History: A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought I appreciate his overall perspective, although I didn't find it necessary to read all the chapters in detail. The first two and last two chapters are really the core of the book. Exploring Patterns In History Read These The Aim Of Pattern Repertoire In History Is To Analyze Clusters Of Similar Elementary Occurrences That Serve As The Building Blocks Ofglobal Events Making Connections Between Seemingly Patterns In History Baylor University Press In This Concise Volume, Historian David Bebbington Offers A Summary Of Various Theories Of History From Ancient Times Down To The Present Patterns In History Provides Christian Students Of History With A Trusted Guide In What Mark Noll Has Described As The Best Evangelical Introduction To The History Of History Writing The Updated And Expanded Fourth Edition Contains A New Chapter On Postmodern Patterns In History A Christian Perspective On I Read Patterns In History This Past Year And Was Suprised At How Thorough It Was In It S Approach To The Various Kinds Of Historical Intertpretation Providing The Reader With The Necessary Cultural Context In Which Each View Was Birthed, Bebbington Reveals The Foundational Thoughts And Beliefs Of Many Of The Historians We Read And Respect I Specifically Enjoyed His Critique Of The Marxist Understanding Of History Patterns In American History The American To Simplify Things A Bit, One Of Theregular Patterns In American History Is The Accumulation And Expansion Of Executive Power As It Relates To National Security, Particularly During Periods Of Crisis History Of Sewing Patterns Wikipedia Patterns Were Unprinted Until , When They Started Printing Information Directly Onto The Pattern Pieces In The S, Selected Patterns Had Full Color Illustrations On Their Pattern Envelopes Inthey Started Printing Full Color Illustrations On All Pattern Envelopes McCall Usually Printed The Date Of Release On Their Envelopes The Only Company Which Consistently Did So Before Mid Century , Which How Are Patterns Used In Art ThoughtCo Patterns Have Been Used Since Some Of The First Art Was Created In Ancient Times We See It In A Pride Of Lions On The Walls Of , Year Old Lascaux Cave, And On The Cord Markings In The First Pottery Made , Years Ago Patterns Have Regularly Adorned Architecture Throughout The Ages Many Artists Over The Centuries Added Pattern Embellishments To Their Work, Whether Strictly As Decoration Or Pattern Wikipedia A Pattern Is A Regularity In The World, In Human Made Design, Or In Abstract Ideas As Such, The Elements Of A Pattern Repeat In A Predictable Manner A Geometric Pattern Is A Kind Of Pattern Formed Of Geometric Shapes And Typically Repeated Like A Wallpaper Design Any Of The Senses May Directly Observe Patterns Conversely, Abstract Patterns In Science, Mathematics, Or Language May Be From my Amazon review:

Bebbington looks over 5 of the major "schools" of historiography, including, Linear, Cyclical, Christian, Marxist, and Historicist. It is a good textbook for postgraduate study and is highly recommended for those who are students of history as well as those who are serious history "buffs". Bebbington does a good job of bringing out the strengths and weaknesses of each school. There is an updated edition from the 1979 edition which includes some minor changes in the text and a new preface and a new closing. Well worth the read. It is a relatively short work, and my only real gripe with the work was that it was too short. This could easily become a multivolume work, but that wasn't it's purpose.

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Wonderful and insightful; balanced Mate, what a resource! Super enlightening. Bebbington delves into various takes on the patterns that history unfolds itself in. Is it cyclical, moving to a goal, an infinite progression, different collections of factors combining to make different nation states, or are the Marxists right? He moves from there to talk about historiographical method, unpacking the Positivist and Idealist schools. Here he's not talking so much about the patterns in history as much as he is about how one goes about the doing of history. Is it virtually a science, where one can see laws in operation and draw inevitable outcomes, or are humans to complex and unpredictable to boil history down to mere laws? Is truth determined by only what can be demonstrated in factual evidence, or are historians free to make connections and inferences based on the available but incomplete evidence (Correspondence vs. coherence theories of truth)? Bebbington offers compelling reasoning for why Christian theism can take on the best of the Positivist and Idealist schools of thought and produce some seriously compelling history. If you like history, Christianity, or both, you will dig this book. An excellent introduction to the questions surrounding historiography. Bennington gives you plenty to chew on while recognizing that the surface is merely being scratched.
I suspect that he is overstating the degree to which Christianity offers a distinctive historiography. Certainly it will modify, alter, or negate other approaches, but does it constitute its own?

Second reading:
I can tell my own thought has evolved since my first reading of Bebbington. Today I would not end with the question "Does Christian historiography constitute its own category?" I remain as critical of Bebbington's description of Christian historiography, and find more value in his demonstration of the dependence of the various Western historiographies on Christian thought. This makes the apparent eclecticism of his Christian historiography look less like a punt. I have only mentioned the negatives, because they are far easier to count than the positives. Please refer to my fourstar rating which remains the same on the second reading, as does my choice of the adjective "excellent."

David W. Bebbington is a historian who is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Stirling in Scotland and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. An undergraduate at Jesus College, Cambridge (1968–71), Bebbington began his doctoral studies there (1971–73) before becoming a research fellow of Fitzwilliam College (1973–76). Since 1976 he has taught at the University of Stirling, where

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    http://www.amazon.com/review/R29AHCHV...
    Wonderful and insightful; balanced Mate, what a resource! Super enlightening. Bebbington delves into various takes on the patterns that history unfolds itself in. Is it cyclical, moving to a goal, an infinite progression, different collections of factors combining to make different nation states, or are the Marxists right? He moves from there to talk about historiographical method, unpacking the Positivist and Idealist schools. Here he's not talking so much about the patterns in history as much as he is about how one goes about the doing of history. Is it virtually a science, where one can see laws in operation and draw inevitable outcomes, or are humans to complex and unpredictable to boil history down to mere laws? Is truth determined by only what can be demonstrated in factual evidence, or are historians free to make connections and inferences based on the available but incomplete evidence (Correspondence vs. coherence theories of truth)? Bebbington offers compelling reasoning for why Christian theism can take on the best of the Positivist and Idealist schools of thought and produce some seriously compelling history. If you like history, Christianity, or both, you will dig this book. An excellent introduction to the questions surrounding historiography. Bennington gives you plenty to chew on while recognizing that the surface is merely being scratched.
    I suspect that he is overstating the degree to which Christianity offers a distinctive historiography. Certainly it will modify, alter, or negate other approaches, but does it constitute its own?

    Second reading:
    I can tell my own thought has evolved since my first reading of Bebbington. Today I would not end with the question "Does Christian historiography constitute its own category?" I remain as critical of Bebbington's description of Christian historiography, and find more value in his demonstration of the dependence of the various Western historiographies on Christian thought. This makes the apparent eclecticism of his Christian historiography look less like a punt. I have only mentioned the negatives, because they are far easier to count than the positives. Please refer to my fourstar rating which remains the same on the second reading, as does my choice of the adjective "excellent." "/>
  • Paperback
  • 236 pages
  • Patterns in History: A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought
  • David W. Bebbington
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9781573831536

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