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Archive Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism Simon Kennedy

Retrieval and the Use of History

The question of “Why history?” and “Why the look to the past?” is one historians constantly have to answer. There have been many answers given. Cary J. Nederman offers a good one in his¬†Lineages of European Political Thought.¬†In the introductory chapter Nederman discusses the utility and importance of investigating medieval political ideas, writing: Indeed, the […]

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Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Looking a Little More Closely at Religious Decline

The Pew Research Center just released a new study on religious decline in America. The big findings which grabbed the headline were that the overall percentage of religious persons in America is on the decline and that those Americans who consider themselves “unaffiliated” had enormous and fast growth. These two observations are not really news, […]