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The Historian and the Believer

The Morality of Historical Knowledge and Christian Belief

A milestone work in Christian theology--available again!

"As a critic of the contemporary theological scene, Van Harvey has few, if any, competitors. This is nowhere clearer than in The Historian and the Believer . . . the classic discussion of its topic. Rich in insight and penetrating in argument, it is one book that belongs in the library of every theologian and seminarian." -- Schubert M. Ogden, author of Doing Theology Today

Is it possible to be both a historian and a Christian? Van Harvey's classic The Historian and the Believer posed that question when it was first published.

In this printing, the author has provided a new introduction in which he reflects on how he would reframe his original argument in order to bring out more fully the basic theological intention underlying his view that Christian faith cannot rest on dubious historical claims.

From reviews of the first edition:

"Probably the most interesting piece of American theological writing to appear this year." -- John Reumann, Union Seminary Quarterly Review

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