A French Protestant scholar, now Professor of New Testament and History at the University of Basel, the author of this book has won for place among the theologians of Europe. Accordingly, this translation by of one of his major works will be welcomed in theological circles in this Cullmann's object is to determine what is central in the Christian. This he believes can only be done by discovering what place in time was by primitive Christianity. He resists the tendency to read into the New the philosophy of a later day and endeavors to set forth that element in proclamation which is destructive from the contributions of philosophical other religious systems. This is a book for theologians and those intere philosophy of religion. For others it will be heavy going.