Charles C. Ryrie is one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, and his influence is not limited to North America. By virtue of the students he has taught, and the books he has written (which have been translated into over 20 languages), his impact has been global. This book investigates the life and writings of Charles C. Ryrie. It examines the formative years of Ryrie’s childhood, his education, and the influential figures in his life. It surveys the important roles in which Ryrie functioned: as a tenured professor, prolific writer, bold pioneer, ardent apologist, and ordained minister. Finally, it concludes by describing the hermeneutic he used, and the theological method he employed, resulting in the theological system for which he is famous (dispensationalism).