In a single volume Donald K. McKim traces the historical and systematic development of eight major Christian doctrines from the early centuries to the present. Clearly written and amply documented, his introductory handbook features primary sources and extensive endnotes. He covers: the Trinity, Christology, Ecclesiology, Anthopology, Soteriology, Authority, the Sacraments, and Eschatology; concentrating on the decisive points in the development of the Church's theology. Well structured for use as a basic text. John Knox Press, 211 pages. Paperback.