A Critique of Academic History

Christopher Shannon’s article in the most recent Historically Speaking is getting some buzz.  (Unfortunately, I cannot link to it online because it is only available to subscribers through Project Muse).

I know of very few historians who write out of their faith tradition (in this case, Catholicism) more powerfully than Shannon.  For example, check out his essay on academic monographs in our book Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation.

I will try to blog on Shannon’s Historically Thinking piece when I finally get a chance to read it, but in the meantime here is snippet (with a response from Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn) posted at the blog of the Historical Society and a commentary by William Fine at US Intellectual History.