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A History of Christian Thought: From the…

A History of Christian Thought: From the Beginnings to the Council of…

by Justo L. González

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Having finished the first of three volumes, I can say I enjoyed it a lot. It is informative, balanced and accessible which is amazing for a book of Doctrine.

I read a little volume of Gonzalez a couple years ago when I was reading his Story of Christianity called The Changing Shape of Church History. In that volume, Gonzales discusses the was historiography has changed since he began his career, and how it has become important to pay attention to different things in constructing a history. These include complex political and social factors.

Gonzalez brings this sensibility to bear upon his reading of the development of Christian dogma. He does this in a balanced and thoughtful manner. Obviously this three volume history of Christian thought is not as detailed as the magisterial five volume work of Jaroslav Pelikan, but it is an excellent introduction.

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  Jamichuk | May 22, 2017 |
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