The Past as Pilgrimage : Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History

Description

In this book, Catholic historians Christopher Shannon and Christopher O. Blum challenge the secular bias currently prevalent among professional historians, and argue for the compatibility of faith and reason in the study of the past. Inspired by the understanding of tradition developed in the work of philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, the authors first critically examine both the internal contradictions and the enduring faith commitments of secular objectivity, then proceed to explore various traditions of Catholic historical thinking capable of synthesizing the technical advances of modern history with distinctly Catholic historical narratives. Their argument seeks to foster a conversation about the ways in which Catholic historians can integrate their faith traditions into their professional work while still remaining open to and engaged with the best of contemporary, non-Catholic thinking and writing about history.

Details

Author(s)
Warren H Carroll
Format
Paperback | 174 pages
Dimensions
150 x 226 x 15mm | 340g
Publication date
28 Nov 2014
Publisher
Christendom Press
Publication City/Country
Triangle, VA
Language
English
ISBN10
0931888018
ISBN13
9780931888014
Bestsellers rank
857,369