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Conclusions: Deeper Encounters With Historical Scholarship and Prospects for Apologetics

C. Stephen Evans

in The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This concluding chapter continues the ‘case study’ of ‘James’, a young man raised in a non-Christian home who is converted to Christianity but subsequently exposed to sceptical claims about the ... More


The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The story of Jesus of Nazareth, as recounted in the New Testament (incarnational narrative), has always been understood by the Church to be historically true. It is an account of the life, death, and ... More


Theology, History, and Literature

Robert Morgan and John Barton

in Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192132567
eISBN:
9780191670060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Earlier chapters have suggested that theological interests have not merely been residually present in modern historical scholarship, but have fuelled it. That is no longer so plainly the case today. ... More


Historical Scholarship and the Layperson: A Case Study

C. Stephen Evans

in The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a brief survey of what has been covered in the book. It then goes on to look at the problem of questions about the truth of the incarnational narrative, pointing out that an ... More


‘No Historical Knowledge…’

Murray A. Rae

in Kierkegaard's Vision of the Incarnation: By Faith Transformed

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269403
eISBN:
9780191683633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269403.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Climacus contends that just as speculative enquiry and poetical venture cannot give access to the Truth, neither can historical enquiry provide any foundation and basis from which an individual may ... More


Introduction

ANDREW JOTISCHKY

in The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter lays out as the central theme of the book the existence of a legendary history developed by the Carmelite Order in the Middle Ages. It further introduces two aspects of ... More


European History

Janet L. Nelson

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British works on the study of medieval European history. It explores the evolution of the field of historical scholarship in Great Britain during the twentieth century and ... More


The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Alexandra Gajda

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In sixteenth‐century England, Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex, enjoyed great renown: a favourite of Elizabeth I, Essex was a privy councillor and general of exceptionally powerful ambition, who ... More


Georgian Sources

Stephen H. Jr. Rapp

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses Georgian sources, beginning with a section on contemporary narrative historical sources. Comments on their utility for prosopographical data are provided and described, ... More


Lecture Three—A Change in Perspective: European Private Law and its Historical Foundations

REINHARD ZIMMERMANN

in Roman Law, Contemporary Law, European Law: The Civilian Tradition Today

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299134
eISBN:
9780191708046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299134.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This lecture presents a number of examples that highlight the intellectual link between legal history and comparative law. In addition, nearly all these examples emphasise connections existing ... More


Seeking Refuge in Professionalized Scholarship

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By 1910 it became clear to leaders of the historical enterprise that it was difficult to view history as a unified discipline. This was due to broad arguments for a “New History” and the growing ... More


2 The Challenge of Historiography

Ulrich L. Lehner

in Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595129
eISBN:
9780191729096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

History always played an important role in monasticism. This chapter discusses the new and critical modes of historiographical scholarship which influenced the German Benedictines, especially the ... More


The scandal of particularity, Part I: The resurrection testimony

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

What reason is there to think that something of enduring religious importance happened in the case of Jesus? In the Christian tradition, the most striking claim for Jesus’ importance is that he was ... More


The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Predestination

Matthew Levering

in Predestination: Biblical and Theological Paths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604524
eISBN:
9780191729317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604524.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The argument of the first chapter is that predestination is a biblical doctrine; the theological controversies arise from Scripture itself. The chapter draws heavily upon contemporary ... More


Introduction: Footstool of Liberty’s Throne: Hero-Making versus Historiography

Kevin T. Barksdale

in The Lost State of Franklin: America's First Secession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125213
eISBN:
9780813135199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125213.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This section identifies two interpretive paths of the historical scholarship of the statehood movement of Franklin. It notes that Franklin defenders have treated the statehood movement as a serious ... More


The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Stuart Macintyre, Juan Maiguashca, and Attila Pók (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book addresses the writing of history globally from 1800 to 1945. Divided into four parts, the book first covers the rise, consolidation, and crisis of European historical thought, and the ... More


Islamic Scholarship and Understanding History in West Africa before 1800

Paul E. Lovejoy

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines how Africans perceived history in the period before 1800. The tradition of scholarship paralleled the traditions of the Maghreb and Middle East, connected by literacy, ... More


The Twilight of Tradition and the Clear Light of History

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book concludes by describing how nineteenth-century writers commonly described reliable knowledge of the past based on credible evidence as the “clear light of history,” which they contrasted ... More


Patrick

Andrew R. Holmes

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Scholarship on the interpretation of Ireland’s patron saint in the nineteenth century has focused exclusively on Catholic or Church of Ireland historians. However, from the 1830s onwards, ... More


Historical Writing in Australia and New Zealand

Stuart Macintyre

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines history writing in Australia and New Zealand. History writing in those regions began under British rule and it adapted British institutions and practices and integrated them ... More


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