You won't have to be a history nut to understand Brown's book.
For most, if not all, modern heresies are revivals of or share assumptions with heresies of the first four and one half centuries of Christianity.
The text is very well written and easy to follow, even for a laymen; however, theological nomenclature is a stretch for me.
When this book arrived from Amazon, it was about four the times the size I was expecting it to be (and had a hideous cover), so I wasn't at all certain what I was getting myself... Read morePublished 7 months ago by K.M. Weiland, Author of Historical and Speculative Fiction
Three books should be in the library of every serious Christian: The King James Bible with Scofield notes, Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, and Heresies and Orthodoxy in the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by michael johnson
This is a very comprehensive and scholarly study of the many heresies which plagued the early Christian church and in fact continue in altered forms todayPublished on May 8, 2012 by David J. Hulbert
So much of the folderol and snake oil one sees in the church today would never have appeared if today's Christians had simply learned their Church history. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by William E. Mouser
It's fascinating to realize that early Christianity was a mess of complicated views, beliefs and practices - many which seem obviously mythical - and that by chance and/or design... Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Derek Murphy
On the whole, I found Brown's examination of classical and modern heresies (which are just old ones recycled) quite useful. Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by matt
"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn... Read morePublished on April 17, 2006 by John Philoponus
What makes this book so interesting is it's method of describing churh history by describing the hereseys the Christian faith has faced over the centuries. Read morePublished on August 21, 2005 by BigHat57
Dr. Brown at one point writes, "In a sense, the first heretics were the more sophisticated and more intellectual Christians. Read morePublished on February 21, 2005 by Mark Mills