In my look to see what new things are being added to the James Cameron “show” I located a Methodist preacher who majored in history. Gee, someone who speaks my language.
See Bob Kaylor’s his post here titled, “The Jesus Controversy Du Jour”. He links to a Newsweek article I have yet to see and he states:
One of the more interesting movements of the postmodern age has been what I like to call the "phenomonological approach" to history--meaning that people today are less concerned about evidence and facts and more interested in what will be most controversial, what will deconstruct old assumptions and, maybe most importantly, what will sell books and accompanying movie scripts. As a bit of modernist myself, I have a real hard time with this. Modernity was about empiricism, what can be discerned from evidence, testimony, etc. While popular history has moved away from this, the fact is that facts are facts. Though they are subject to interpretation, they are not subject to fabrication at worst or, at best, the stringing together of loose and unrelated pieces of historical hearsay.
Brother, can I hear an amen?
Here's an article filed today by the BBC.