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Formation And Struggles: The Church Ad 33-450: the Birth of the Church Ad 33-200 (The Church in History) Paperback – November 15, 2007
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In reference to the above negative review, the author succeeds in answering some of the widespread academic attempts to denounce the truthfulness of the biblical witness. That he answers it in a scholarly manner may be mistaken -- because of the lack of pedantry -- as collusion.
My only difficulty with this particular book is that lacks, occasionally, the sequentiality of a good history.
It goes without saying that St. Vladimir Press needs to get the second part of volume one published as soon as possible.
Simply put, I am as disappointed in Kesich's contribution as I was pleased with the other volumes. To put it bluntly, I see nothing "Orthodox" about this volume. He simply parrots the prevailing (mostly liberal Protestant) theories about how the Church was formed, and seems to tolerate even the most egregious ideas about the first Christian community (for example, he only faintly criticizes the radical Jesus Seminar, while spending over a page and a half discussing their now-discredited ideas). Throughout the book he goes out of his way to diminish or deny any traditional view of the early Church, always giving sympathetic time to modern, skeptical theories.
This is especially disappointing to me, as I felt that a strong Orthodox contribution to a study of the earliest formation of the Church was sorely needed. I am sad to see such a poor contribution to what has otherwise been a great series of books. I'd advise people to avoid it; I wish I could get a refund for my own purchase. Hopefully Mr. Kesich will not be writing Volume I, Part 2.