Providential History : The Need for Continuing Revelation
Prete, Roy A.
Window of Faith : Latter-day Saint Perspectives on World History
Religious Studies Center, BYU
"This chapter briefly surveys the general albeit uneven decline of providential history, beginning with the criticisms of Enlightenment thinkers and culminating in the virtual disappearance of providential history in the Western world by 1900. It then traces in greater detail a revival of interest on the part of historians in writing both providential history and history informed by Christian faith." [From author's introduction]