25 June 2008

Reasons to Study History

Here is a very thoughtful, persuasive article by Tim Challies on why Christians should study history.

I appreciate the fact that Challies doesn't just feed us the typical modern reason: "Because then we can avoid the mistakes of the past!" What narrow-minded, pompous Progressive nonsense. If that's your only rationale for studying history, it implies that in your mind, everyone before you was a blundering idiot, with nothing admirable to imitate. Instead, Challies reminds us of everything we can and should learn by the positive example of our forerunners, not just by their mistakes.


(HT: Scriptorium Daily)

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