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This one-of-a-kind book is meant to help Protestant Christians read and receive the early church fathers as an essential part of their faith. Written primarily for the evangelical, independent, and free church communities, who remain largely suspicious of church history and the relationship between scripture and tradition, Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism clearly explains why every branch of today's church is indebted to the doctrinal foundations laid by post-apostolic Christianity.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 248 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0802846688 ISBN-13: 9780802846686 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
A learned and uniquely constructive book that gently urges "suspicious" Christians to reclaim the patristic roots of their faith. Written to help Protestant Christians recognize the early church fathers as an essential part of their faith, this book is addressed primarily to the evangelical, independent, and free church communities, who remain largely suspicious of church history and the relationship between Scripture and tradition. D. H. Williams clearly explains why every branch of today's church owes its heritage to the doctrinal foundation laid by postapostolic Christianity. Based on solid historical scholarship, this volume shows that embracing the "catholic" roots of the faith will not lead to the loss of Protestant distinctiveness but is essential for preserving the Christian vision in our rapidly changing world.