Logos Bible Software
Sign In
Products>The Arrogant Journey

The Arrogant Journey

Enhanced for Logos
Logos Editions are fully connected to your library and Bible study tools.


Digital list price: $14.99
Save $3.00 (20%)


The Arrogant Journey provides an overview of hermeneutics and nearly two thousand years’ worth of church history. The first part explores how God’s Word has been interpreted from Adam’s time until now. Part two contains a church history from the first century to the present, covering such events as the Christian persecution, rise of Islam, Crusades, Great Schism, Protestant Reformation, Age of Enlightenment, and French Revolution.

Discover how various secular and religious philosophies have impacted the church. The Arrogant Journey illustrates how, throughout history, God has continued to call his faithful followers to rely on the Bible as their sole authority.

Logos Bible Software dramatically improves the value of this resource by enabling you to find what you’re looking for instantly and with remarkable precision. You can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, pastors, and theologians have to say, making this volume ideal for studying hermeneutics and church history.

Resource Experts
  • Provides insight on Old Testament, New Testament, and postapostolic hermeneutics
  • Contains a brief church history
  • Includes chapter study questions
  • Introduction to Hermeneutics
    • History of Old Testament Hermeneutics
    • History of New Testament Hermeneutics
    • History of Post-Apostolic Hermeneutics
    • Conclusions Regarding Hermeneutics
  • Introduction to Church History
    • Apostolic Christianity
    • Christianity under Roman Persecution
    • Church in Union with the Roman Empire
    • Medieval Christianity
    • Medieval Papal Brute Force
    • The Decay of Medieval Catholicism
    • Reformation and Counter-Reformation
    • Enlightenment and Revolution
    • Great Sin, Revival, and Restoration

Top Highlights

“Critical judgment that invokes damnation is only in the hands of God. But Christ demands that we make right judgments (Matthew 7:1–5; Luke 12:57; John 7:24). Therefore, if the New Testament says that something is wrong, then it is not judgmental for us to say that it is wrong also. In that situation, we are only agreeing with God.” (Page 55)

“Therefore, over time Luther went from the Scriptural position that the silence of Scripture is restrictive to the position that the silence of Scripture is permissive. This change allowed the Lutherans to adhere to practices that were not biblical, just as the Catholic Church had done for more than 1000 years.” (Page 222)

“The barons in England were suffering because of the injustices done by their King John. They wanted the rule of law to apply to the monarch also instead of his power to rule by uncertain tradition and arbitrary will. This document was called the Magna Charta.” (Page 176)

“The birth of liberal theology was from Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1834). He said that the experience of God was subjective and introspective. Thus, the Bible became a non-essential for what was called Christianity.” (Page 40)

“Clearly, Peter teaches that Christ is the foundation, the stone, and not himself. Therefore, it was the divinity of Christ upon which Christ built His church. Peter never suggested anything like a papacy.” (Page 127)

  • Title: The Arrogant Journey: Hermeneutics and Church History
  • Author: Victor Vadney
  • Publisher: Desert Willow Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 305

Victor Vadney is a deacon at Oldham Lane Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of God’s Covenants and Restorations and The Arrogant Journey.


5 ratings

Sign in with your Faithlife account

  1. Unix



  2. Randy Marsh

    Randy Marsh


  3. James Mills Jr.

    James Mills Jr.


  4. Bill Shewmaker
  5. Ken M. Penner

    Ken M. Penner


    Unfortunately, this book provides support for those that claim Logos is indiscriminate about the academic quality of the books it sells.


Digital list price: $14.99
Save $3.00 (20%)