Author(s): Necmettin ALKAN
Existing trilogy- Ancient Age, Middle Age and New Age- which is applied for dividing history into ages is one of the most significant paradigms or preassumptions of the science of history. Both academic and amateur historians are dividing historical period into Ancient Age, Middle Age and New Age by starting from these preassumptions. Professional specializations in the field of history are being prepared according to this, too. The three system which became common part of the human history was constituted in a long period. Aurelius Augustinus (354-4309), the father of Catholic Church, divided historical period according to the Bible for the first time. Christian religious after him continued this tradition and matured this thought as before Christ and after Christ by centering on Jesus. German theologian and historian Christoph Cellarius (1634-1707) who started from this tradition and inheritance made the existing trilogy by giving the last form to it. Almost everybody who was effective upon arising of the trilogy were Catholic.