Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why It Matters Audiobook, by Kathleen Wellman Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Kathleen Wellman Narrator: Kim Niemi Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798765003084

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The teaching of history has long been the subject of partisan warfare. Religion often plays a prominent role in these debates, as secular progressives and conservative Christians disagree over which historical figures are worthy of study, how (or whether) certain events should be portrayed, and ultimately how tax dollars should be spent. But what about students who are educated outside the public schools, either in religious schools or at home? How are they learning history, and what effect does that have on our democracy?

Hijacking History analyzes the high school world history textbooks produced by the three most influential publishers of Christian educational materials. In these books, the historian, informed by his faith, tells the allegedly unbiased story of God's actions as interpreted through the Bible. History becomes a weapon to judge and condemn civilizations that do not accept the true God or adopt "biblical" positions. In their treatment of the modern world, these texts identify ungodly ideas to be vanquished—evolution, humanism, biblical modernism, socialism, and climate science among them.

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