Helmut Thielicke, well known throughout the theological world for his prolific writing, sermons and theological prowess has written a remarkably gentle and pastoral book that should be essential for anyone venturing into the world of academics and theology.
Perhaps many of us had experience with people who, when they begin theological studies, they have a way about them of thinking they know more than the typical "lay" person, that they have risen above simplistic faith. I too struggle with this feeling as I read the great theologians who are out there. Not that I know more; its just that sometimes I think I do!
His warning and advice, then, comes as a stern but loving warning to be careful and wary. For os it not more important that we be people who help the people of God, rather than divide because of our elitist attitude? Thielicke perhaps not only is writing this to the "young" theologians who read it, but to himself, a man who is steeped in so much knowledge.
An essential and edifying book for all. Read and enjoy.