Since its first appearance in English translation in 1962, this little book has achieved near-classic status. Thousands of beginning theological students have had the opportunity to eavesdrop, through this book, on the opening lecture of a theological seminar by one of the twentieth century's leading Christian thinkers.
Introduction by Martin E. Marty
A veteran theologian and minister offers his wise counsel to beginners in the field on the difficulties of practicing theology in a church often skeptical of theological pursuit. Thielicke stresses the importance of maintaining one's spiritual health in the course of technical theological inquiry.
(1908-1986) He was an internationally known theologian andpastor who served as professor of systematic theology atthe University of Hamburg in Germany.