Henry Miller, an author of the last century.
He says that History is a catalog of disaster. That makes sense.
He says it is the tortured spirit that reflect the spirit of society. That’s hopeful.
But how can this be used to denounce a work ethic? I don’t like how he puts some things. Still, it’s thought-provoking.


Need a method to get a method?

Ziony Zevit in Religions of Ancient Israel writes,

In history writing of any kind, the choice of method is fundamental, because to a large degree it determines the outcome of the inquiry. Where you arrive depends not only upon where you think you’re going, but also upon how you decide to get there. (page 8)


But how do you decide on method? Or, how do you decide on … how you decide to get there? What method will you use to find the correct method? Where does the inquiry really begin?