A Philosophy of History Taken From the History of Philosophy

Just my own thoughts taken from the draft of my thesis:

If we understand history to be an outworking in time of man’s search for meaning, then history itself will follow the pattern laid out in Romans 1. The Christian historian recognizes that the unifying strand of all of history is man’s attempt to suppress the truth revealed verbally and infallibly by God about metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and ultimately the truth that mankind needs a Redeemer.

The historian, no less than any other creature made in the image of God, will either seek to apply his own reason in an autonomous fashion, or will seek to think God’s thoughts after Him, applying the same interpretation to the facts of history that He does.


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