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Book Review – The Gospel According to Heretics


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Baker Academic in exchange for an online review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About The Author

Truett Graduation Class Picture with the Dean - Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary – 05/16/2014 Truett Seminary – David Wilhite – faculty portrait – 05/16/2014

David E. Wilhite (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University. He is the author of Tertullian the African: An Anthropological Reading of Tertullian’s Context and Identities and coauthor of The Church: A Guide for the Perplexed. He is the coeditor of Tertullian and Paul and The Apostolic Fathers and Paul in the Pauline and Patristic Scholars in Debate series.

4 thoughts on “Book Review – The Gospel According to Heretics

  1. Well it looks like I missed this review. It looks very interesting. I enjoy this time in history when the church was fighting against error and establishing doctrine. What an exciting book!

    • Marie, I think you will enjoy the book. It was fun to read.

  2. Steven

    I missed this too. I just saw it after getting the email for the new one. My children are homeschooled and my oldest three (triplets) are turning seventeen next month. This may be what we have been looking for in a history book. We have been wanting them to get a better grasp on why we believe what we do and that these were not random beliefs but came about through rigorous debate. The problem is most books on church history are very dry as you pointed out. Is there a sample chapter available? I would live to see how the writing style comes across. They would be beginners when it comes to the vocabulary of the church heresies so we are looking for something that would give clear definitions as well explain the basic ideas of what each heresy involved.

    • Hello Steven! Yes, it appears that the notification didn’t go out for this post. No harm done. I agree that your children would probably enjoy this book. The author is a wonderful communicator and doesn’t let anything go undefined. Seventeen is probably a great age to start learnin these things and I can’t think of a better book!

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