Canon Raven needs no introduction nor can you afford to overlook anything he writes. This book is important, however, because of its subject matter as well as its authorship. Were the gospels distorted during the first five centuries? Is there room for a challenge to the views held by Barthian theology? What is the relation of gospel and church? How can the church become a force in the community? This question has been asked by all kinds of people; and never has it been answered by so great a student of the problem. A book primarily for theologians and for libraries.