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Two Protestants Look at Rome

THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL AND THE NEW CATHOLICISM by G. C. Berkouwer. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 1965. Translated by lewis B. Smedes. 264 pages. Price $5.95 ROMAN CATHOLICISM TODAY by H. M. Carson. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids. First American Edition 1965. 128 pages. Price (paper) $1.45 Though, generally speaking, […]

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Christianity and the Problems of Origin

This is a monograph of thirty-nine pages, constituting part of “An International Library of Philosophy and Theology” (Biblical and Theological Series ) and published in 1964 by the Presbyterian and Reformed Publish. ing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. The writer is the well-known Philip Edgcumbe Hughes. He is introduced as an Anglican clergyman and as the editor of […]

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Genesis, Evolutionism and the Churches II

A CONFUSED STATE OF AFFAIRS In the preceding article it was stated that the situation is in a great flux in the Netherlands Gereformeerde Kerken. Movement and change are occurring in more than one respect. N. J. H. writes in the issue of Gereformeerd Weekblad of June 19, 1964, “Whoever knows anything about the tensions (in […]

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The adjustment of the interpretation of the first chapters of Genesis to the hypotheses of evolutionism is, of course, not recent. This has been done ever since Darwinism became popular. What is recent, however, are the inroads which this philosophy is making into two Reformed denominations—the one in the Netherlands, caned De Gereformeerde Kerken, and the […]

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What Will Engage Synod’s Attention?

It will, of course, not be possible to discuss every item on the Agenda of the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church (the CRC) to be held during the month of June of this year. Much of the material contained in the Agenda is informational and more or less “routine” in character. Besides, it is frequently […]

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“Science, God and You”

Review of the recent book written by Enno Wolthuis. Published by Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1963. 121 pages. Price $2.50. I assume that most of our readers know that the author of this book, Dr. Wolthuis, is professor of chemistry at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich. He received the bachelor’s degree from Calvin […]

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“TEACHING THEOLOGY IN AN ERA OF CHANGE

Inaugural Address delivered by Dr.lohn H. Kromminga, A.B., Th.D. in Calvin Theological Seminary, February 6, 1963. It is, of course, a good academic custom that professors of an institution such as Calvin Theological Seminary deliver inaugural addresses. These should be considered important and demand interest, since they are expected to indicate at least some of the […]

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The Reformed Ecumenical Synod

At the invitation of the Committee on Arrangements for “The Fifth Reformed Ecumenical Synod,” which met in Grand Rapids, August 7 to 16, it was my privilege to attend most of its sessions. It is not my intention to give a full report in this article of all occurrences at the BES. That would require […]

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The Fifth Reformed Ecumenical Synod

It is, of course, generally known that the Fifth Reformed Ecumenical Synod (the RES) is scheduled to meet in Grand Rapids, Mich.. on August 7 of this year. The Agenda bas been published and distributed. It is a booklet of 128 pages and contains eight Reports as well as Correspondence of three affiliated Churches. The “Rules […]

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“Denominationalism” is the existence of more than one denomination or organization of churches side by side. It is found practically throughout Christendom. The conviction that it is wrong and contrary to Scripture is quite general at present. Many. yes, doubtless, the great majority appear to be convinced that the situation calls for a radical change, and […]

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