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A Look at Books

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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A Look at Books

A VARIED HARVEST, by Frank E. Gaebelein. W. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.; 1967. Cloth. 198 pp. (Price $4.95). This book is a collection of essays by a well-known author who for years was the headmaster of Stony Brook School and afterwards became co-editor of Christianity Today. His essays give evidence of a […]

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Reformation of Consequence

Tribute to a Reformer In commemoration of the Great Reformation it is fitting to recognize John Calvin’s personal legacy to Christendom. Roger Nicole (quoting from an address by Calvin’s countryman, Emile Domnerque) writes. “John Calvin’s death occurred on May 27, 1564, toward eight o’clock in the evening. For him this was a welcome relief from […]

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Bigger Vision in Christian Education

Difficult Times Education faces mounting difficulties in our land. This is true of all school-systems: Public, Roman Catholic and Christian, though the problems are not identical in each. Goals, philosophy, curricula, methods, standards, manpower and costs are areas fraught with many questions and few answers. Christian schools have not been spared these problems. In many […]

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What is Happening in the Netherlands (IV)

Again we ask the question: what is happening to our sister-church in the Netherlands? Without any doubt the dean of theologians in this church is Prof. Dr. C. C. Berkouwer, a man internationally known both for his erudition and kindness. I n his younger years he was an apologist of Assen (1926) as is evident […]

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What is Happening in the Netherlands (III)

WE REPEAT THE QUESTION: what is happening to our sister-church in the Netherlands? Last year a most-promising theologian, Dr. H. M. Kuitert, was appointed professor of Systematic Theology at the Free University. This appointment was a public testimony. At the end of the former year Dr. Kuitert had been accused by Prof. Van Riessen, who teaches […]

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What’s Happening in the Netherlands? (2)

In THE BANNER (official organ of the Christian Reform ed Church), December 15, 1967, an article appeared entitled “What’s Happening In The Netherlands?(I)” The author of this article, Dr. Louis Praasma, expresses concern because of certain theological trends and developments in the Gereformeerde Kerken. Quoting various writers, Dr. Praasma points out that there are theologians in […]

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Berkouwer on Holy Scripture

A new Berkouwer book lies before me; one of his great series: Dogmatic Studies. It is a long-expected one, not only because the doctrine of Holy Scripture is basic to the conception of all other doctrines, but also because this doctrine is most relevant to all present-day discussions. This first volume differs in methodology from the […]

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A Look at Books

DE REALITEIT VAN HET GELOOF. H. M. Kuitert. J. H. Kok, Kampen, price f 14.50. The author of this book is assistant professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. He received his doctor’s degree in 1962, for which he wrote his thesis on De Mensvormiheid God (“The Anthropomorphism of God”). In many respects this new […]

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It is an undeniable fact that we live in times in which old problems concerning the character of the confessional standards of the Church and the churches are revived or repeated with new strength. Old problems! – for since the days of Semi-Arians and the Arminians these problems have never been absent; but in a new form, for our time […]

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