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Willlam Hendriksen: NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY; EXPOSITION OF GALATIANS, 260 p. Baker Book House, 1968. Price $6.95. Once again om bookshelves are enriched by a fine commentary by Dr. Hendriksen, well-known both within and outside of the Reformed community as an excellent Bible scholar. This volume follows the pattern adopted by him in his earlier commentaries. […]

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J. L. Koole, HAGGAI, 105 p. Kampen: J. H. Kok, 1967. A volume similar in approach and format to the excellent commentary of Ridderbos on the pastoral epistles is this one by Dr. Koole. Haggai is a short prophecy, but not unimportant. Several issues concerning its date, composition and purpose have been heatedly discussed. Koole […]

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Herman Ridderbos: PASTORALE BRIEVEN, 307 pp. Kampen: J. H. Kok, 1967. Ridderbos is always worthy of careful and concentrated reading. What Berkouwer has become in these days for Reformed dogmatics, Ridderbos is for New Testament studies. We rejoice, therefore, that the wish expressed last year with the appearance of his excellent volume on Paulus has […]

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Calvin, John: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 1–13 (Translators: John W. Fraser and W. J. G. McDonald) Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 1965, 410 pages. Price: $6.00. THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 14–28 (Translator: John W. Fraser) Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 1966. 329 pages. Price: $6.00. THE EPISTLES OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE […]

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Kenneth S. Latourette: BEYOND THE RANGES, 161 p. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (1967), price $3.95 Latourette and the history of Christian missions have become almost identified in American scholarship. For more than fifty years he has stirred up individuals and churches to recognize the impact of the church through its missionary outreach upon the world. For […]

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Christian Missions in the Days of Dort

By November 13, 1968, three hundred fifty years will have passed since the first “ecumenical” Reformed synod was convened.1 Meeting in the venerable Dutch city of Dordrecht, it aimed at resolving the unhappy conflict between Arminians and Calvinists which rent the Reformed churches. No one should express surprise that the mention of “Dort” brings at […]

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AMILLENNIALISM TODAY, by William E. Cox. Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, Phila., Pa., 1966, paper, 143 pp. The author is a Baptist minister. who for some years preached the Scofield Bible “religiously,” then upon closer study turned from its dispensationalism and premillennialism. He considers “amillennial” an unfortunate term, meaning literally “no millennium,” whereas we do believe “the thousand […]

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lain H. Murray: THE FORGOTTEN SPURGEON. London: The Banner of Truth Trust. 1966, 224 pp. This review reprinted from the Presbyterian Guardian by permission. One of the greatest enemies of the church of Jesus Christ is ignorance. It is a sad thing when ignorance is found in the pulpit, and the minister does not know […]

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Women in Ecclesiastical Office

One of the issues which the Christian Reformed Church will be facing shortly is that of the propriety of “women in ecclesiastical office.” For decades this question has plagued churches throughout the world. After some initial resistance by those who dared to stand lip and be counted in the church courts, one denomination after another has […]

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