The purpose of this book is to help Methodist Local Preachers on Trial as they pursue their prescribed studies in Christian Doctrine. It is hoped, however, that it will prove of value to the students of other denominations who are seeking a simple and positive statement of the Christian Faith which takes into account the modern approach to theology and the present world situation. An Approach to Christian Doctrine has been written by a group of ten theologians, all of whom entered the Methodist Ministry between 1922 and 1937. Four of the contributors are tutors in Ministerial Training Colleges, one is the Connexional Secretary of the Christian Citizenship Department, and the others are Circuit Ministers who are members of the Studies Board of the Local Preachers Department. The editor hopes that the obvious disadvantages of a theological symposium will be more than balanced by the freshness which is given to the book by the varied styles and viewpoints of the writers.