This less-than-150-pages introduction to the most wide spread heresies is a great service to pastors, students, teachers, and professors. Written by an impressive cast of honed theologians, each heresy is given a short history, its implications, and its orthodox counterpart–all under 15 pages. Ironically, most heresies are orthodoxical faith gone too conservative by saying too much. Stanley Hauerwas’s wise words do justice to the task of orthodoxy: “When all is said and done orthodoxy is the hard discipline of learning to sy what needs to be said and no more” (x).
Also, Janet Martin Soskice’s chapter is worth every minute spent reading and rereading.