Church History Forum: "The Story of Christianity"--Gonzalez

The Story of Christianity--Gonzalez QUESTION from Jane OPL May 27, 2001 Are you familiar with The Story of Christianity by Justo L. Gonzalez (Harper; 1984)? If so, please comment on the reliability of the author and the book. I was given a copy and would appreciate a good opinion as I proceed in reading it. Thank you, Jane
ANSWER by Q & A Staff on June 14, 2001
Dear Jane,
Justo L. Gonzalez is a Protestant professor on the faculty of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. I have not read this book but am aware that it is highly thought-of.
Since Dr. Gonzalez is a Protestant, I presume he writes with a Protestant viewpoint. However it seems from reviews I have read that he is not an anti-Catholic writer.
The most reliable history of Christianity available today, from a Catholic perspective, is Warren Carroll's History of Christendom series, available from
Another good author is Philip Hughes, but his books are out of print now.
I hope this helps. If there are any specific questions regarding the content of Dr. Gonzalez's book, please feel free to ask me about them.
God bless, .
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