The Historian and the Believer: The Morality of Historical Knowledge and Christian Belief

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University of Illinois Press, 1966 - Religion - 301 pages
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Is it possible to be both a historian and a Christian? Van Harvey's The Historian and the Believer posed that question when it was first published. In this printing, the author has provided a new introduction in which he reflects on how he would reframe his original argument in order to bring out more fully the basic theological intention underlying his view that Christian faith cannot rest on dubious historical claims.
 

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Contents

Faith and History in Contemporary Theology
3
Autonomy Assessment and Sound Judgment
38
The Historians Standpoint
68
The Morality of Historical Knowledge and Traditional Belief
102
The Morality of Historical Knowledge and the Dialectical Theology
127
The Morality of Historical Knowledge and the New Quest of the Historical Jesus
164
The Morality of Historical Knowledge and the Perspective Theory of History
204
Faith Images and the Christian Perspective
246
Index
293
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Van A. Harvey is George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University.

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