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Primary Documents in Theology

It is important to have an understanding of what a primary document is and what it is not. For most researchers, a primary document is a first-hand account of historical events or time periods. Examples of primary documents include: diaries, letters, journals, memos, manuscripts, newspaper articles of current events, photographs, records of government agencies like birth or death certificates, and minutes of conferences or agencies. A secondary source analyzes or interprets an event or theory. For example, a letter from a Union soldier to his wife during the Civil War would be considered a primary document. A book written by a historian that discusses letters written by soldiers during the Civil War would be a secondary source, even if it includes those letters we consider primary sources

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