Cambridge Papers Live: Difficult Histories

By John Coffey 01 Jul 2021

Recent years have witnessed heated debate over how Western nations remember their pasts. A generation of historical research on racial slavery and imperial expansion is now informing public memory. The turn to ‘difficult histories’ has provoked a reaction and calls for the reassertion of ‘patriotic history’.

At this Cambridge Papers Live online event, historian and Cambridge Paper author, Professor John Coffey surveys the controversy and asks how Christians should respond.

To read the original paper click here.

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