Tag Archives: Critical History and Sacred Tradition series

Learning Communities

by Will Katerberg Every year I teach a section of the history department’s capstone course on historiography. The most basic questions in the course are: What is the nature of historical knowledge? Is objectivity possible? Is it necessarily desirable? How does … Continue reading

Posted in Will Katerberg | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trust and Critical Thinking

by Will Katerberg. Take nothing for granted, I sometimes tell my students. Don’t assume that what a primary source tells you is accurate and true. The author might be a liar or a dupe, have an agenda, or be misinformed. … Continue reading

Posted in Will Katerberg | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What Are We Celebrating on the 4th of July?

by Will Katerberg. Today, I’m spending part of the day celebrating the July 4th Independence Day holiday. My neighborhood in Grand Rapids features the Hollyhock Lane Parade every year. It starts at 8:30am and has small floats, local and state … Continue reading

Posted in Will Katerberg | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment