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Wonderful book Aug 14, 2006
I read this book for a required "intro to religion" course back in 1975. I knew very little theology but was so fascinated by Hordern's chapters that I read the whole book immediately, something I never did with any other college text! Subsequently I embarked on a theological career of my own. Hordern does an excellent job delineating the trends of 19th and 20th century theology. While the book may be a little dated now, it's still an excellent book to help clarify theological issues of the last two centuries of Protestant thought.
Great Introduction to theology Apr 9, 2004
Since this book's first edition in 1955, this has been a great resource. The current edition, like previous ones, provide an understandable presentation of all the current and important options in Protestant theological thinking. Simple, but not simplistic. He does justice to all theologians he presents.
Useful for the Seminary student or the Sunday School student.
Scholarly, Complete, and Compact Jul 18, 2001
I was introduced to this book by my pastor, who used it as a seminary textbook. Don't let the ugly cover and mass-market paperback format fool you: this is surely the most readable and compact exposition of Protestant theology from Luther to the late 20th century that you will find. It's even-handed, good-tempered, and refreshingly free of fads and axe-grinding.