Christ's Strange Work - Alexander R. [Roper] VidlerSCM Press, 1963, Paperback.
Condition: Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia.
2nd (revised, englarged) printing. [First Published: 1944]
From the cover: “How is Christianity to avoid being sentimental? Our salvation from that fate lies in the Law, summed up in the Ten Commandments and directing our attention to God’s work through justice, politics and secular life. In a previous age men called this Christ’s ‘strange’ work, and distinguished it from his ‘proper’ work in the Gospel of forgiving love. Dr Vidler expounds the relation of Law and Gospel in a way which will help those who live in the secular world today, as well as students of theology.
The bulk of this book was first published in 1944. The Observer then called it ‘scholarly and precise; and it strikes deep, with the passion of faith’. While revising this theological material Dr Vidler has added three more practical chapters from his book Christian Belief and this World (now out of print), which was welcomed as providing ‘plenty of good sense’ by Lord Hailsham in the Spectator, among others.”