Any current book which brings together names such as Hugo and Karl Rahner, Joseph Juogmann, Hans Kung, Herman Zeller, Gustave Weigel and other similarly respected authorities commands attention. The topics treated in The Church --Readings In Theology are varied but timely and concerned with today. Leadership in the Church, A book at Protestantism, The Nature of the Church, Reunion and Doctrine are representative of the subject matter covered. Many of the viewpoints are in keeping with the spirit of Pope John XXIII who wanted windows opened in the Church. As this book investigates Ecclesia ad Intra, Ecclesia ad Extra, and the Church in Council, the reader feels the ""fresh air"" of men who stand for just that in their own fields. This is a book to appeal not only to theologians but also to serious laymen who will be delighted to read the often controversial views of experts showing how the Church is indeed evolving to be ever more meaningful in the twentieth century.