Rick Shrader‘s Review:
The title of this book interested me along with the sub-title: How modern thinking about God went wrong. Placher follows the thinking about God from before the modern period to after the modern period. He agrees with the post-modern refutation of new theology, especially in the area (as the title implies) of reducing God’s awe and wonder to a domesticated, human level. Most of the book is given to reconnecting theology to Reformation roots, and it tries the patience of the reader to follow the thinking through.