This is a classic work, a must for the minister and those who wish to know Church History. The bainding is very attractive, will look well in one's library. Other works will add to it, but none can replace it.
There are several hermeneutical issues. Some scriptural texts that are cited for use in proving his point are taken out of context. nevertheless, using a careful eye of discernment one can profit from the read.
Schaff's History of the Church is an ongoing pleasure of information and encouragement in the training of churchgoers the world over. Depth of insight combined with practical summations bring out the quality of the material for understanding where the Church has been, and why it is going in a particular direction now. A must for all ministers, theologians, and church libraries.