Author: Shelley, Bruce
Genre: Theology - General
Tags: Doctrine / Theology

Rick Shrader‘s Review:

I have always enjoyed reading Bruce Shelley.  He was the long-time professor of church history at Denver Seminary and we lived in Denver near the seminary for a long time.  This book (1985) is written more for the layman than for the theologian or even the pastor.  Whereas I enjoyed his sequel, Church History in Plain Language (written 10 years later), I didn’t enjoy this as much.  Shelley is a Baptist but I felt he hedged on a few important doctrines.  He didn’t clearly subscribe to an early earth view of creation much less to 24 hour creative days; he didn’t give any definite view of eschatology, not even a millennium; and he suggested a pre-regeneration view of regeneration.  On salvation and theology proper this is solid and on historical things and anecdotes he is great, but I was disappointed in these few views on important theological issues.

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