Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History

November 3, 2010|
Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History by Carl R. Trueman
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How do we know the stories told by historians are true? To what extent can we rely on their interpretations of the past?

Histories and Fallacies is a primer on the conceptual and methodological problems in the discipline of history. Historian Carl Trueman presents a series of classic historical problems as a way to examine what history is, what it means, and how it can be told and understood. Each chapter in Histories and Fallacies gives an account of a particular problem, examines classic examples of that problem, and then suggests a solution or approach that will bear fruit for the writer or reader of history.

Readers who follow Trueman''s deft writing will not just be learning theory but will already be practicing fruitful approaches to history. Histories and Fallacies guides both readers and writers of history away from dead ends and methodological mistakes, and into a fresh confidence in the productive nature of the historical task.

Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is an esteemed church historian and previously served as the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The Creedal Im...
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Title:Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.48 in
Published:November 3, 2010
Publisher:Crossway
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781581349238

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