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Jeremy Kwok

Jeremy grew up in Sydney before moving to the United States for tertiary studies. Jeremy completed the BA, MA (History), and M.Div degrees before returning to Australia with his wife Debbie. He currently works for Christian Education Ministries, a company that owns and operates private schools.


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    Really enjoyed your post! I have found the Christian Ethereal Library to be a truly amazing resource especially when looking for the works of the Church Fathers. (What a labour of love for the folk at Calvin College!)

    I very much agree with your call to primary sources – when I was at uni, most students (including myself) rarely ever read the actual works of the historians/theorists we were studying. One of the reasons for this was that in many courses there was such a large body of knowledge that needed to be covered it precluded an in-depth study of any one author’s work or period of history. As a result students’ knowledge of history tended to be a mile-wide but an inch deep.

    Thanks again for this post, it has been refreshing to read some serious writing on history scholarship in an ‘independent’ Christian context.

    PS. A link to a book by Keith Windschuttle!? – now that’s the most controversial thing you’ve put in your posts!

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    I’ll be spending a lot of time at the Christian Ethereal Library from now, what a great website. Some good info in your post Jeremy.

    Is the Bible a primary source or secondary? Or does it consist of both? I suspect it’s a mixture of both, in a way. But a commentary would still be a secondary source. Either way, it is better to be able to understand the original texts or manuscripts, than to rely on a translation, which brings into it the translators bias.

    Just thinking out loud.


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