Extraordinarily learned yet quite readable, this magisterial five-volume set is really an authoritative encyclopedia of historical theology. There is nothing else like it in English. Every phase in the development of Christian doctrine, both East and West, is here deftly explored. Students of theology will return to this exposition of the history of Christian ideas again and again. Extensively documented by primary source texts. Volume 1, 94 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
In this five-volume opus--now available in its entirety in paperback--Pelikan traces the development of Christian doctrine from the first century to the twentieth.
"Pelikan's "The Christian Tradition" is] a series for which they must have coined words like 'magisterial'."--Martin Marty, "Commonweal"