Here is a thoughtful and scholarly presentation of one type of contemporary Christian thinking. Orthodoxy, as here defined, is that branch of Christendom that limits the ground of religious authority to the Bible. It lays claim to a "plenary" but not necessarily a literal inspiration for the sacred books of the canon. After defining the rules that govern biblical hermeneutics, the author indicates how orthodoxy should meet the difficulties and perils that beset it. He speaks from his heart as a confirmed adherent of the position he defends.