Opening this book, it is hard not to be puzzled by how strangely overlooked it has been. Originally published in 1974, reissued with a new preface in 1992, it still has not received the attention it deserves. It is one of only a handful of books that relates Trinitarian doctrine to the most pervasive realities of our everyday lives, to a Christian public largely unaware of the sources of historical theology and unfamiliar with technical theological language, in a manner that is natural, unforced, and genuine. To such an audience, Allen believes it is possible to ''show that the main Christian doctrines -- creation, the Trinity, the Incarnation, the kingdom of God, the resurrection of the dead -- are not dull, dry, shopworn teachings, but life-giving truths that nourish us, guide our actions, and help us know what we may expect and hope for.'' Like New condition, but found three or four marginal marks in text.
An Eighth Day View:
Beginning with the experience of God's perfect love, Allen shows that the main Christian doctrines -- Creation, Trinity, Incarnation, Kingdom of God, Resurrection -- are life-giving truths that nourish us, guide our actions, and help us know what we may expect and hope for.