This is an interesting combination of an appraisal of the place of Jesus in history and an exposition of his significance for life today. The author is an outstanding Protestant churchman of the liberal school. It is a deeply reverent and scholarly work which both clergy and laity should welcome. Dean Sperry rejects the neo-orthodox theology largely because it ignores the Jesus of history almost completely. The author deals with ""The Fact of Jesus"", ""The Originality of Jesus"", ""The Gospel and Culture"", ""The Church"" and ""The Continuity of Christianity"" in successive chapters and in each of them there is a direct reference to the problems of today.