More information about these
books can be found at thecovenantnation.com
||The next section is a detailed Western Cultural History running from the early days of Israel, Greece and Rome ... down to
the "Gilded Age" of imperial Britain, France,
Germany, Austria, Russia, America, etc. at the end of the 1800s ... just prior to the disastrous "Great
War" (World War I).
Here too you will discover
multitudes of pictures
|The third section, on World History since
1900, includes a lot of the same material
found in the later chapters of the American history section ... but with a much broader reach to the world
outside of America.
And again ... here too you will
discover multitudes of pictures
||Then comes the section on World Cultures
which reaches back to prehistoric paleolithic and neolithic societies,
covers the rise of civilization in the Ancient East, then the
development of Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, and European
civilization ... and then summarizes the above sections on the arrival
of modern history.
With yes ... multitudes of
next historical section is one that I started in the late 1990s:
some Twelve Country Studies
(each in various stages of completion!)
ranging from China in the East to America in the West ... extensive
histories in some cases. The China history, for instance, constitutes
over 100 pages of printed text ... and the American history, a
"summarization"of my published material found in the sections above, is
of a similar length.
|Then I draw on these histories to bring to analysis the dynamics
I have discovered to be behind all social behavior ‒ present as well as past ... this is to
say, true "political science." The primary focus is on the Dynamics of the Rise and Fall of
Societies. And derivatively ... what it is that a society must
do in order to remain strong in this very competitive world of
|This next section is a year-long Christian history I put together as a Confirmation Class for young Presbyterians I
was pastoring. This was a combination of Bibical history and then simply Church history
over the centuries. I wanted these young teenagers (and their
adult mentors working with each one of them) to have a clearer picture
of the great spiritual legacy we Christians are privileged to possess ‒ not only to measure up
to but also to love and enjoy.|
have also included here copies of The Bible in Various
three English versions (NIV, RSV, and KJV), and a French, German, and
Spanish version ... plus the older Latin Vulgate version, the Hebrew
Old Testament, the Greek New Testament. And I included also the
writings we class as the Apocrypha.|
|Also as a way of explaining the background and character of this website, I have included ... My Own Personal Story as a
Spiritual Pilgrim ... also drawn
from another publication of mine ‒ which appeared also in 2021 ‒
under the same title. I offer this simply as a way of presenting
some perspective as to how and why I understand our history as I do ...
and its particular meaning to us today.|
So here too you will find the full text
of the 260-page
multitudes of pictures which are not in the printed work.
More information about this book
can be found at thecovenantnation.com
|As a means of elaborating further on the content and intent of this website I have posted A Number of Blogs of Mine
... and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. These
are very revealing of my own understanding of the world we live in ...
and its many challenges!|
next section is
another one that I started in the late 1990s ... in an effort to offer early "pre-Wikipedia" (!)
to online researchers. This section is divided into three
parts: People of Ideas, People of Action, and then numerous
in-depth biographical sketches.
||Likewise, the next section represents an effort to
place on the internet as many of the Classic Pieces of Literature
as possible ... in English translation of course, but often with the
text in the original language placed alongside the English translation.
||Being the lover of art ‒ and its ability to give graphic portrayal of the spirit of the times when it
was created ‒ I have included here a vast collection of Artists and their Works reaching from prehistoric,
Mesopotamian, and ancient Egyptian art ... down to the
And of course pictures ...
masses of pictures!
||This next section is mostly a Collection of Historical Documents ... but
also maps, historical outlines, and even policy papers I previously assigned my students as
part of their course work.
||And finally ‒ at the request of others ‒ I have also included some of the French Material
I developed when teaching the course at The King's Academy ... at least
some of the basics. I also could not resist including pictures of
the six trips I took with TKA students to Paris (and London) as part of this