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The relationship of the church to the field of education in general and particularly the right of the church to maintain a college has been a question of perennial interest and intermittent debate in Reformed circles. That general education does not belong to the task of the church is commonly accepted, or has been generally agreed upon […]

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Jesus of Yesterday and Today SAMUEL G. CRAIG The Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1956. 186 pages. $2.75. The author of this most timely and well· written book is a father in Israel. He not only dedicates it to his grandchildren, but in the account of his life we learn that for over forty years he […]

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Over De Laatste Dingen Tussen… Sterven…… Opstanding, door DR. K. DYK. Tweede Druk—J. H. KoIe, Kampen 1955. 188 pages. f6.90. This work is the first of a trilogy on the subject of eschatology. The author tells us in the preface that it is especially the peculiar tension which characterizes contemporary man which drives him to a new appraisal […]

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Protestant Nurture – An Introduction to Christian Education HARRY C. MUNRO (Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1956, 270 pp.) The author of this book comes to grips with some fundamental problems in Christian education today. And he does it in a refreshing, stimulating way. In a lucid and easy-flowing style he develops his views with […]

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The Modern Student’s Life of Christ PHILIP VOLLMER, Ph.D., D.O., Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, 1912, 353 pages. This reprint of Dr. Vollmer’s excellent little handbook on the life of Christ is a most welcome volume to those who would study and teach the life of our Lord. Dr. Volliner was born in Germany in […]

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The Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and to Philemon JAC. J. MULLER (Wm. B. Eerdman, Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 1955) The appearance of this additional volume of the New International Commentary on the New Testament brings one step closer to the completion of this truly fine undertaking. Like the other volumes in this series that […]

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It is Finished!

GOOD Friday—1956! What does it mean to you and me? The meaning of this day, the most significant day in history, depends on the significance of Christ’s cry, “It is Finished!” In the sixth word from the cross we find confession of messianic consciousness: we hear the voice of the witness, the sigh of the sufferer and […]

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Attrition and Contrition at the Council of Trent GORDON J. SPYKMAN (Kok, Kompen, 1955. pp. 270) This is the doctrinal dissertation of Dr. Gordon Spykman, now minister of the Christian Reformed Church at Blenheim, Ontario. Dr. Spykman’s academic work at the Free University of Amsterdam was carried on under Dr. Berkouwer, himself a past master at […]

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Heilsgchiedenis en Heilige Schrift van het Nieuwe Testament HERMAN RIDDERBOS (J.H. Kok, Kampen, f 3.90, pp. 147) Dr. Herman Ridderbos is professor in the Theological School in Kampen, Netherlands. This book is the most recent to appear from his facile pen. It deals with the authority of the New Testament. In this book Professor Ridderbos considers the perennial problem of […]

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The Well-Meant Gospel Offer, The Views of H. Hoeksema and K. Schilder ALEXANDER C. DE JONG (T. Wever, Franeker, The Netherlands, 1954, pp. 200) The witness of the Church is in danger of being silenced when theologians go off on logical tangents in order to satisfy the demand for a “reasonable faith.” The desire for logical […]

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