In this carefully reasoned book, noted historian and theologian Jaroslav Pelikan offers a moving and spirited defense of the importance of tradition."Magisterial…. Ought not to be missed."-M.D. Aeschliman,National Review"A soulstirring selfanalysis, no less than a distillation of the lifework of the living historian best qualified to provide solutions to those 'Tradition versus BibleOnly' controversies that have plagued Christianity since the Reformation."-L.K. Shook,Canadian Catholic Review"Admirably concise and penetrating."-Merle Rubin,The Christian Science Monitor"It takes a scholar thoroughly steeped in a subject to be able to write with lucidity and charm about its traditions. When the scholar is Dr. Pelikan, the result is a kind of classic, something sure to become a standard text for an interested public."-Northrop Frye"Wit, grace, style, and wisdom vie with knowledge. A rare combination, delightful to mind and memory. Recommended broadly for scholarly and general use on many levels, and especially among theology students, undergraduate and graduate."-Choice"Pelikan's customary erudition, wit, and gracious style are evident throughout this stimulating volume."-Harold E. Remus,Religious Studies Review"The book clearly constitutes a unified plea that modern society finds ways and means to recapture the resources of the past and to overcome its fear of the tyranny of the dead."-Heiko A. Oberman,Times Literary SupplementJaroslav Pelikan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. Among his many books areJesus Through the Centuriesand the multivolume workThe Christian Tradition.
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