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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • What New Left History Gave Us

    The New Left historians’ withering critiques of liberalism have proven enormously influential. But do they hold up in our more conservative age?



  • Marcus Borg, Liberal Christian Scholar, Dies at 72

    Professor Borg was among a group of scholars, known as the Jesus Seminar, who set out to discern which of Jesus’ acts and utterances could be confirmed as historically true, and which were merely myths.

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