History is linear, a meaningful sequence of events leading to the fulfillment of God's purposes for humanity.
History is linear, for the course of the cosmos was determined at creation. Still the meaning of the events of history remains to be understood by the application of human reason to the data unearthed & made available to historians.
History is a linear stream of events linked by cause & effect but without an overarching purpose.
History as a record of events is uncertain & unimportant, but history as a model or type or myth to be made present & lived is of supreme importance.
New Age or New Consciousness
History as a record of events that actually occurred in the past is of little interest, but cosmic history which ends with the deification of humanity, especially the individual human self, is seen as a great vision & a great hope.