classical conversations timeline and Billy Graham
Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:11 PM
Sorry for any typos, I'm on my phone.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:12 PM
Listening in as I find this VERY interesting ..... I am surprised that Billy Graham is included on a 161 point world history timeline.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:16 PM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:16 AM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:32 AM
I think Living Memory has an extremely long timeline listed. If you had that resource, you could pick and choose your events, but I tried that once, and it is impossible to narrow down. For me, anyway....
Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:01 AM
Well I grant it's kind of an odd choice for a history timeline, would have gone more on a church history timeline to my mind, but he WAS a big deal. Not that he's dead (is he?), but of course he's not speaking anymore. His preaching is still shown on tv, and he interacted with many presidents. His work was also a turning point in some of the divisions among evangelicals (ecumenicals vs. fundamentalists, blah blah). But I don't see how that becomes a peg for a little one to understand history better. The issues are too complex. So big deal yes, appropriate to a list like that, maybe not. But I guess it was to the people who made the list. As you say, there's always bias in the selections.
And for real they put the Elliott's on there? Again, event worth learning but NOT a peg that helps you understand the flow of events during the century.