Valiant In Fight:
A Review Of The Christian Conflict

by B.F.C Atkinson

Under Librarian in the University Library, Cambridge

This electronic text has been derived through scanning and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of the printed text of Valiant In Fight by B.F.C. Atkinson, M.A., PhD., as published by InterVarsity Fellowship; reprinted in June, 1950.

I have found this little volume a great encouragement and a warning. This small volume provides a good overview of church history from the ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the early 20th Century. As such, it is a good introduction to church history. Dr. Atkinson constantly reminds us that the church today can easily repeat the errors of the past, particularly those that lead to the corruption of the church and the spiritual darkness of the middle ages. His voice has not been heeded in the half century since its publication. This warning needs to be heard again!

The text of this book would not be considered "thoroughly reformed". Some of Dr. Atkinson's comments a few in the reformed community may find disagreeable. The main thrust of Dr. Atkinson's warning must not be disregarded because of this. I do not agree with all that Dr Atkinson has written, but I find it on the whole very instructive.

I have done my best to ensure that I have not breached copyright by publishing this text. There is no copyright notice in the printed version of the book. I have also contacted InterVarsity Press (UK) who has stated that they don not hold the copyright to the work and do not know who does. If there is a copyright on this text, I ask those who hold it to contact me and I will request permission to publish or remove the text, as they wish.

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