From the May, 2005 issue of Touchstone
The Winds of History by Wilfred M. McClay

Editorial

The Winds of History

Using History to Get Where We Ought to Go
by Wilfred M. McClay

Christians cannot ignore history. On the contrary, we are uniquely bound to it. We are not like Buddhists or gnostics. The specific things that happen in time and space matter enormously for us, precisely because the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. And yet the meanings of history are always partial and subordinate and provisional, precisely because God’s ways are not our own. We cannot ever know for sure what matters most in God’s sight. Indeed, we know that the fall of one sparrow, or the crucifixion of one man, can trump the fall of a great and gaudy empire.

And so we n . . .


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