Understanding History

I’m intrigued by history and plagued by a desire to understand all the facts. Plagued because it proves an impossible task. I want to start at the beginning and move forward, but history isn’t as neat as that. I also suffer from limitations of memory. Just reading, the facts fade too quickly from mind. I miss the academic setting to re-enforce with lectures and discussions. But perhaps through books, podcasts, and attempting to write articles I can capture a little bit more. I’m starting note taking in Google Docs, and if I ever have cohesive pieces I will post them. The subject is Christian History.

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5 Responses to Understanding History

  1. bchallies says:

    Will look forward to it, Rick…

  2. Micah Green says:

    A very good subject indeed! I’m looking forward to your Church History articles also! I always like to “what if.” One of the things I think about: How would Europe-and the world-be different today if the Huguenots had defeated the Catholics in France?

  3. bchallies says:

    Pre-reformation history is difficult because so many of the popular traditional sources are Romish authors, most of whom were involved in historical revisionism. For example the roman church launched several campiagns against the Albigensians in southern France, where my ‘ancestres’ originated. Of course the Romanist historians condemn them as being Manichean in their doctrine. That of course justified Rome’s genocidal crusades against them.
    Dad

  4. Grace says:

    Good for you Rick! i ordered a bunch of church history books right before Cora came…wonder when I’ll actually read them! I so badly want to start reading worthwhile books again…pretty much since college have been so lazy!

  5. Susanna Rose says:

    Your knowledge and understanding will not only bless you but me and our children as well…can’t wait to see what you learn! You have already blessed me with the wealth of knowledge you already possess!:)

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