We have all obsession with history in the Western world from whence I emerge. A compulsive interest in the past and an ability to produce that past as historical record and to consume such records. There are psycho analytical events taking place. This fascination with the past and is perhaps linked into the continual need of Christianity to return to some earlier historical period. Here I am imagining a return to the Gospels and/or a return to the old Testament itself. So there has long been a profoundly historical aspect of Christian history. Maybe it is always been an historical religion.