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The History Trail Tag

The History Read Tag


1. First Steps: What (book/movie/person/place) introduced you to history/historical fiction? I think I got interested in reading history after I became a Christian. I do remember as a boy visiting Jamestown Virginia and Williamsburg Virginia on school field trips. I did not read a lot history till I was in college.

I remember in elementary school studying the history of Virginia.

I do not know when I exactly became aware of the history of America or of the world. I still believe I became aware of history after I became a Christian in 1970. As a new Christian one becomes aware of the reality of the end of world history/the Plan of God/redemptive historical hermeneutics.

2. Well-Trodden Path: What is your favourite historical recommendation? (book/place/movie) Several years ago I got into reading the history books of Paul Johnson -

'A History of the American People' by Paul Johnson

'A History of Christianity' by Paul Johnson

'The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830' by Paul Johnson

'A History Of The Jews' by Paul Johnson

'Art: A New History' by Paul Johnson

3. Good Boots: What is your favourite historical fashion era? the 1960's Hippies/Rock N Roll or New York City 50's beatnik

4. Close to Home: What is a historical read set in your home country? I am currently reading 'Henry David Thoreau: A Life' by Laura Dassow Walls and also 'A Rebel In Defense Of Tradition: The Life and Politics of Dwight Macdonald' by Michael Wreszin. I also recomment these two other books-

'John James Audubon: The Making Of An American' by Richard Rhodes

'William James In The Maelstrom Of American Modernism' by Robert D. Richardson

5. The Trail Not Taken: What historical eras do you avoid? the Reconstruction Era 1865-1877

6. Trail Map: What historical read/s are on your TBR? 'Henry David Thoreau: A Life' by Laura Dassow Walls and also 'A Rebel In Defense Of Tradition: The Life and Politics of Dwight Macdonald' by Michael Wreszin

7. Pioneers: What historical person inspires you? the Apostle Paul/the New Testament/Bible

'The Lord Of History: Reflections on the Inner Meaning of History' by Jean Danielou translated by Nigel Abercrombie

'The Progress of Redemption: The Story Of Salvation From Creation To The New Jerusalem' by Willem VanGemeren

8. Tag your fellow history nerds

"[9] For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
[10] That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
[11] Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
[12] Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
[13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
[14] In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
[15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
[16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
[17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
[18] And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
[19] For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
[20] And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." Colossians 1:9-20

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