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Studies in Isaiah EDWARD J. YOUNG (William B. Eerdman Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1954, pp. 206, $2.50.) Professor E. J. Young of Westminster Theological Seminary continues his scholarly contributions to the literature of the Old Testament with Studies in Isaiah, a series of short articles dealing with various problems raised by the critical study of Isaiah. As expected, Prof. Young […]

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Story of the Old World JOHN DE BIE (William B. Eerdman, Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1954, pp. 409, $4.95) This is a text book prepared by the National Union of Christian Schools for use in elementary and junior high school teaching. Its general scope is western civilization from earliest days down to around 1650 […]

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Introduction to the Science of Missions (Inleiding in de Zendingswetenschap) J. H. BAVINCK (J. H. Kok N. V. Kampen, The Netherlands, 1954. pps. 309) Today as seldom before during her fascinating but fearful history the Church of the Lord Jesus is being compelled by her heavenly Lord to take stock of her mission. Amid the growing paganization and […]

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What Shall I Say? (Devotional Addresses for Special Occasions) ARNOLD OBERMEIER (Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO, 1954, pps. $1.50) This little volume contains a series of talks for such special occasions as a district synod, pastoral conference, teacher’s conference, school graduation, Sunday school teachers’ banquet, Lutheran women’s missionary league, Walther league, religious emphasis week. […]

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Martin Keuning, ed., CALVINIST CADET GUIDE BOOK. Grand Rapids Calvinist Cadet Corps. 1954. When the Federation of Reformed Boys’ Clubs (later renamed the Calvinist Cadet Corps) was organized on October 30, 1952, the speaker for the occasion, Mr. Gerrit Likkel of Kalamazoo began his speech with these words: “Fellow Servicemen! I greet you this evening in the […]

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Stonehouse’s Biography of J. Gresham Machen

Ned B. Stonehouse, J. GRESHAM MACHEN – A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1954, 250 pages. $5.95. The publication of Dr. Machen’s biographical memoirs is truly a stirring event in the Christian world! The learned author, Dr. Ned B. Stonehouse of Westminster Theological Seminary, here portrays the life of one of God’s noble-men, […]

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Edwin H. Palmer: Scheeben’s Doctrine of Divine Adoption

Edwin Hartshorn Palmer: SCHEESEN’S DOCTRINE OF DIVINE ADOPTION, being on Academic Dissertation submitted to the theological faculty of the Free University, published by H. Kok, Kampen, The Netherlands, pp. 203. “What is divine adoption?” We know the idea of adoption from the field or human relationships. A certain person will be accepted and regarded by another person […]

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Wallace Emerson, OUTLINE OF PSYCHOLOGY (A Basic Psychology with Christian Implications). Wheaton, Illinois.; VanKampen Press, Inc. 480. $5.00. In the latter part of the nineteenth century Franz Delitzsch gave the world his A System of Biblical Psychology. In the early part of the twentieth century Herman Bavinck gave the Dutch leaders his Biblical and Religious Psychology. Both […]

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Lewis B. Smedes: The Incarnation: Trends in Modern Anglican Thought. Kampen: J. H. Kok. 1954. 183 pp. $5.50. In their attempt to save the doctrine or the incarnation, Anglican theologians look on some very strange bedfellows! This occurred under the threat of evolution, which had no use for the biblical account of creation, nor for the incarnation. Thus […]

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G.C. Berkouwer, FAITH AND JUSTIFICATION. Translated by Lewis B. Smedes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1954. 207. $3.00. In our present age of speculation and rigid dogmatism, this book by Dr. Berkouwer is like fresh spring water quenching the thirst of a weary traveler. A new approach to the study of dogmatics is […]

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