Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day. Revised edition. New York: HarperOne, 2010.
The coverage of the Reformation in this volume is good, but many other areas suffer from serious defects. For instances, the coverage of Protestant Orthodoxy still follows the older neo-orthodox historiography and fails to reckon with the scholarship of Richard Muller and others. The coverage of fundamentalism does not take into account the work of George Marsden. With regard to recent church history, evangelical history is given minimal attention while a great deal of attention is given to the ecumenism and liberation theology. I found the coverage of Vatican II and the World Council of Churches helpful, but as the book moves toward the end Gonzalez’s own theological predilections become clearer in ways not entirely fitting for a broad-scale historical survey of church history.