Jim McGoldrick examines the major challenges to biblical belief that appeared in the early years of the church. He then traces how they have stayed alive, though with new names, gaining acceptance in the 21st century. In most areas of contemporary theological debate people think they are exploring new ideas---McGoldrick shows that they aren't.
The encouraging factor is that the message of Christ, despite coming under assault from many angles, continues to advance stronger than ever. Here is a vigorous and illuminating defence of Christian belief that shows how ceaseless attacks on the faith of the church have been rebuffed in the past---and can be today.
Professor of Church History at Greenville Presbyterian Seminary and previously Professor of History at Cedarville University, Ohio, James E. McGoldrick has written extensively on Church history in secular and theological journals and reference books.