Covering 1708 to 2014, this text begins with Bach and Handel and then brings the reader through multiple “wars of independence” as well as many “wars of ideologies” between Marxism, Darwinism, Fascism, and the Cold War. World War I and II carry the reader into more modern day conflicts, including a collapsed Soviet Union, a divided Korea, tension in the Middle East, and an ongoing War on Terror. In addition to studying the violence of this era, the artists, inventors, writers, and humanitarians who contributed toward the “soul” of mankind over the last three centuries are also integrated.
Though a world history text, Mystery of History IV does cover important events in American history. Since modern American history is so closely intertwined with world events, the inclusion of Mystery of History IV along with Bennett’s America: The Last Best Hope creates a realistic, yet inspirational, faith-filled journey through American history. The last and final chapter looks at what is to come as outlined in the Book of Revelation. This section does not follow any single view of eschatology, but it will take students to the final chapters of Revelation, and its picture of the new heaven and new earth.
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(even though we won’t use this chapter due to it being the wrong time period, this link will provide a sample of the writing style)