Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Moltmann on past, present and future

"The historian is failing to grasp the past if he merely asks what it was really like, and does not succeed in uncovering and absorbing past possibility as well as past reality, and past horizons of expectation together with past experience."
Jurgen Moltmann

1 comment:

James Tagg said...

That's all well and good, but whenever "history" is mentioned to me, I ask: "What is the question?" There is no history without a question. There is no summing up a time, place, or event, even if we meet Moltmann's criteria.