Why Study History


What is the purpose of studying history? How do we reflect on contemporary life from a historical perspective, and can such reflection help us better understand ourselves, the world around us, and the God we worship and serve?

Written by an accomplished historian, award-winning author, public evangelical spokesman, and respected teacher, this introductory textbook shows why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can help us more effectively love God and others. John Fea shows that deep historical thinking can relieve us of our narcissism; cultivate humility, hospitality, and love; and transform our lives more fully into the image of Jesus Christ.

The first edition of this book has been used widely in Christian colleges across the country. The second edition provides an updated introduction to the study of history and the historian’s vocation. The book has also been revised throughout and incorporates Fea’s reflections on this topic from throughout the past 10 years.

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SKU (ISBN): 9781540966605
ISBN10: 1540966607
John Fea
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: March 2024
Publisher: Baker Academic


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