Exactly what is neoorthodoxy, and how does it affect those who subscribe to its strange and often hard-to-understand tenets? Is it merely a question for theological debate, or does it reach the level of the person in the pew? How can it be recognized? Should we be grateful to Barthianism for delivering the church from the curse of the old liberalism? To seek an answer to these and other questions is the purpose of Ryrie's book, Neoorthodoxy: An Evangelical Evaluation of Barthianism.
Charles C. Ryrie is a renowned author and scholar. He has written dozens of books which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. As a scholar, he has served in several capacities throughout this career. He was ordained by the First Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois. He spent five years at Westmont College, first as professor, later as dean of men and chairman of biblical studies and philosophy. In 1958 he became president of Philadelphia College of Bible. He spent most of his career as a professor of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. The father of three, he is now professor emeritus of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and acts as visiting professor of theology at Philadelphia College of Bible.