* Learn to understand and appreciate the development of the Christian faith with this accessible guide. Lane offers a succinct survey of significant thinkers and theological trends from the first century to the present, from Justin Martyr to Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). Includes writings of each individual, plus a review of major creeds, councils, and documents. 288 pages, softcover from Baker.
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Review 1 for A Concise History of Christian Thought, Revised Edition
Date:November 6, 2010
Lane has succeeded in providing a concise history of Christian doctrinal development that will serve well as either a textbook or reference for students and scholars alike. Although not as detailed or entertaining as Olson (The Story of Christian Theology), Lane tends to be clearer and more reliable in his assessments. This work would be an excellent companion to Cairns (Christianity through the Centuries).
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Review 2 for A Concise History of Christian Thought, Revised Edition
Date:December 3, 2007
I find this book to be very helpful, thus far, in understanding the evolution of Christian thought. The segments on the various thinkers mentioned are brief, but I am getting the general gist of the movement of thought quite well. The book is written with a slight protestant view I believe, though I think Lane does a good job of keeping it level, as any book on the history of the church will have a slant.