Doctrines need a chisel taken to them now-and-again. A Theology degree of many years ago needs reviewing and updating every so often in the light of life's journey. Healthy foundational doctrines can build up unhealthy scale on them. Exposed to time, scale turns to habit and tradition. In the hands of power, scale turns to rules, conditions and laws. In the hand of the legalistic, scale turns to burdens and bondage.
Thus history shows doctrines declared by the patriarchs, being rescued from the Pharisees and Sadducee by Jesus Christ. Thus they had to be rescued again from the hands of the medieval church authorities by the Reformers. This book tries to chip away a little of the scale of my early learning by exploring the mechanics of how doctrines are formed and become contaminated.
You may not agree with some of the arguments- that is good, so long a...