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Issue 72

The History of Recorded History: Did You Know?
Interesting facts about the history of recorded history.

History - Behind the Scenes: From the Editor

The Problem of Eusebius
His work became the foundation for centuries of Christian scholarship. Was that foundation firm or hopelessly flawed?

What a Difference a Reign Makes
Eusebius traces the Christian saga: from abuse to esteem in less than a decade.

Eusebius's Ancestors
First-century rivals for the title Father of Church History.

In God's Country
Those who believe that God rewards righteous nations have Orosius to admire and Augustine to dispute.

When God Came to England
In Bede's view, the history of the English church—like the history of redemption—begins in Genesis and ends in Revelation.

Oswald and Aidan
How an English king and a Scottish bishop teamed up to spread the gospel.

Wide Angles and Zoom Lenses
Medieval chronicles showed Christians their place in God's world, from Creation to the end.

Great Lessons From Bad History
Hagiography may not be factual biography, but it captures the practices and ideals of pre-modern Christianity perfectly.

Maggie, the Dragon Slayer?
Sometimes even hagiographers wondered if their stories were too good to be true.

The Best of History
Selected by our editorial advisers

Church History's Biggest Hoax
Renaissance scholarship proved fatal for one of the medieval papacy's favorite claims.

Battle For the Past
As traditions clashed during the Reformation, history became hotly disputed territory.

Model Martyrs
A feisty English Protestant and a meek Dutch Anabaptist take their faith to the flames.

Modern Pioneers: Philip Schaff
Father of American church history

Modern Pioneers: Kenneth Scott Latourette
Historian of six-continent Christianity

Modern Pioneers: Christopher Dawson
Champion of Christian culture

Modern Pioneers: Herbert Butterfield
Scientific and Christian

How Could You Forget…
More notable names from the field's recent past.

The Link: Christian History Today
Combining Christian convictions and scholarly conventions, two historians create very different blends.

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