History in His Hands: A Christian Narrative of the West by Brennan PursellHistory in His Hands: A Christian Narrative of the West by Brennan Pursell

History in His Hands: A Christian Narrative of the West

byBrennan Pursell

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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Opposing the common exclusion of God from an active role in human history, this work explains how His role exists and can be witnessed in humanity’s complicated dualities—in time and space, war and peace, wealth and poverty, and love and hatred. Arguing that history is a master plan—that God, who is reason and love, wills human existence—Dr. Pursell weaves his thesis through both divine revelation and specific historical events. He explains in accessible terms that God’s plan for human history is that of unity in opposing forces; that historical periods are secular constructs—despite human ingenuity and industrialization, all humankind is part of one historical period under God, defined not by machines but by morals. In a style that is both fluid and engrossing, Dr. Pursell offers Christians and historians alike a new vision of human history that is sure to inspire as much as it educates.

Brennan Pursell is a professor of history at DeSales University and is the author of Benedict of Bavaria, An Intimate Portrait of the Pope and His Homeland, and The Winter King. He has been interviewed for stories in the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer and has appeared on CNN, BBC, EWTN, and other television and radio outl...
Title:History in His Hands: A Christian Narrative of the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:The Crossroad Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0824526724

ISBN - 13:9780824526726


Editorial Reviews

“Finally, we have an accessible, popular history that dares to subordinate secular history to the Christian story of salvation history. There is no other book that I could recommend as highly as an introduction to a Catholic view of human history.”  —Christopher Shannon, author, Bowery to Broadway: The American Irish in Classic Hollywood Cinema