church history, historiography, reformation, bernheim, political, fueter, humanism, petrarch, ecclesiastical, eduard
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Eduard Fueter, ascribing the development of modern historiography to the Lutheran Reformation and more particularly to the purposes of polemics, declares that Protestant church history was created solely for the needs of confessional polemics. Ancient church history was to furnish the proof that Protestantism, in contrast to Catholicism, had preserved the original purity of Christianity. Medieval church history was to expose the terrible darkness to which the rule of the Antichrist had led.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"History as a Weapon in Controversy,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 18, Article 63.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol18/iss1/63