Sometimes an instructor has to become a textbook writer: the right text is not available for the course, so the instructor has to write it. Teacher/author David Bell doesn't assume previous knowledge on the part of his readers, and he emphasizes the word 'introductory.' In A Cloud of Witnesses
, he explains the great Christological, Trinitarian and ecclesiological debates clearly, cogently, and a sense of excitement, mixing technical theological language with down-to-earth examples. As an introductory text, this book is excellent: if you haven't studied the history of doctrine before, or if you are teaching people who haven't, or if you simply want a fresh perspective on ground well-trodden-this book deserve your attention. 212 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
A book intended to lay the foundations for more detailed investigation. It is not intended for the s...