This is Volume II of Professor Lietzmann's. The Beginings of the Christian Church of which there are to be five volumes covering the fascinating period from Rome's World Empire to the death of Origen. It has much to commend it to scholars, preachers or laymen who from curiosity or interest would know how the church came into being. The scholarship is of high order, the interest is never allowed to drag and there is a healthy, active concern with people, places and the growth of the church, her creeds and doctrine that evade dullness usually found in libraries of Christian knowledge. Remember this is the series William Adams Brown is editing and many clerics are collecting, so check your lists of previous purchasers and add names of those who start with this volume.