Jaroslav Pelikan begins this volume with the crisis of orthodoxy that confronted all Christian denominations by the beginning of the eighteenth century and continues through the twentieth century in its particlar concerns with ecumenism. The modern period in the history of Christian doctrine, Pelikan demonstrates, may be defined as the time when doctrines that had been assumed more than debated for most of Chrisitan history were themselves called into question: the idea of revelation, the uniqueness of Christ, the authority of Scripture, the expectation of life after death, even the very transcendence of God.
Buy Christian Tradition book by Jaroslav Pelikan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(230mm x 150mm x 27mm)
University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication:
Author Biography - Jaroslav Pelikan
Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006) was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University.