Excellent text book on the 1st century church and apostalic fathers who were instrumental in developing the doctrines that help us to better understand scripture as we grow and develop a better way to get inside the word.
This book is a very valuable resource. It is not just for the seminary student but rather for anybody that is interested in having a good understanding of each book in the New Testament. Remember, this is not a commentary but rather an overview of historical data. There are times that the authors will exegetically explain passages, but thats not the purpose of the book. It is a great compliment to a well written commentary or good for students in NT survey classes.