One must always marvel, and be grateful, that a profound scholar such as Dr. Frederick C. Grant, professoremeritus of the Union Theological Seminary, New York, can make the best fruits of scholarship available and understandable to the ""average"" reader. In Basic Christian Beliefs, his latest of a long list of invaluable contributions to the understanding of the Bible and Christian Theology, he once again examines those fundamental elements of Christian faith, such as ""Belief in God"", ""Sin and Forgiveness"", ""Belief in Christ"", ""The Holy Spirit and the Church"", and ""The Life of the World to Come"", and shows what the true, liberal and scriptural understanding of these matters is, and shows how the ""poetry"" of religion is to be distinguished from those things ""necessary for salvation"". This is necessary, he believes, to rescue Christian faith from ""the dark and dismal revival of -orthodoxy which ignores history and threatens to take the Bible as it is without regard to its historical, philological and exegetical interpretation during the past 250 years"". As an introduction to a theology which modern man may accept without compromise or hesitation this small book will serve admirably. A good bibliography leads the earnest inquirer still more deeply to ground which will firmly support him in any honest doubt which honestly seeks the answer of a sound faith.