Richard M. Hannula Writing Styles in Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

Richard M. Hannula
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Perspective

Unlike many books, Trial and Triumph wears its biases on its sleeve. Richard Hannula is a dyed in the wool Presbyterian, which clearly and distinctly explains the heavy bias in the book. Christianity is divided into thousands of individual denominations, each with their own theological perspective and some of which contain multiple theological perspectives. And their list of Christian heroes will inevitably differ as a result of those different perspectives. For instance, a list of Orthodox or Roman Catholic heroes will include many saints and will contain the "St." title. Since Hannula is not a Catholic, "St. Anselm" is rendered "Anselm" and "St. Augustine" is rendered "Augustine". Hannula also points out as a failing of many of the earlier Christian heroes that they taught heretical Roman Catholic doctrines. Francis of Assisi is criticized for teaching the doctrine of purgatory for instance.

However, the most prominent indication of Hannula's...

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