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The Christian Tradition 4 by Jaroslav Pelikan
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Jun 17, 2012

it was amazing

This book is magisterial. Not for the casual reader, Pelikan traces the doctrinal splits as they developed through the Council of Trent and beyond. In typical Pelikan style, the book is impeccably researched, and dense to the point of unreadability at times. To the layperson, some of the disputes are so esoteric that the modern Christian can only wonder at the violence that resulted from some of the disputes. To anyone who wants to understand the specific details of doctrinal development in this period of history, read this book. No other needs to be written.
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