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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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New International Reformed Commentary F.W. Grosheide: COMMENTARY ONTHE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1953. 415 pp.$5.00 H.N. Ridderbos: THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE CHURCHES OF GALATIA. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1953. 238 pp. $3.50. The first volume of “The New International Commentary on the […]

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Oswald T. Allis: REVISED VERSION OR REVISED BIBLE? The Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company. Philadelphia 1953 iv, 60 .60 One of the sharp differences between Catholicism and Protestantism is their attitude toward Scripture and its place among the laity. The hierarchy seems happiest when the Bible is safely locked away in a dead language, thus […]

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The Development of Christian Doctrine in History

THE PROGRESS OF DOGMA. By James Orr. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1952. 365 pages. $3.00. DE ONTWIKKELING VAN HET DOGMA IN DE ROOMS KATHOLIEKE THEOLOGIE. By G.E. Meuleman. Kampen, The Netherlands: J.H. Kok, 1951. 166 pages. Both of these books deal with the progress of dogma. Orr gives a history of dogma from the Protestant standpoint while Meuleman […]

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“Toward a Reformed Philosophy”

Young, William, TOWARD A REFORMED PHILOSOPHY. Grand Rapids, Piet Hein Publishers. 1952. 155 pp. Reformed people in America should rejoice at the publication of this slender volume. Before its appearance there was no easy access to a survey in English of the development of the new Calvinistic philosophy, the Philosophy of the Idea of Law, […]

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Peter Y. De Jong, THE MINISTRY OF MERCY FOR TODAY. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 1952. 261 pp. $3.50. Those who have read the author’s Taking Heed to the Flock, The Christian Life, and The Christian Reformed Church, will welcome this volume which “is designed to meet the need for a practical handbook for—deacons, as well as for […]

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Common Grace and Christian Education

William Masselink, Th.M., Ph.D., Th.D., Common Grace and Christian Education. 1952. (Mimeographed, 192 pp.) Likely the discussion of the Common Grace question is just getting under way. Since relatively scant attention was given the problem prior to the monumental Gemeene Gratie of Abraham Kuyper, it is to be expected that considerable time and much patient effort […]

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Berkhof’s Kingdom of God

THE KINGDOM OF GOD. By Louis Berkhof. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1951. 177 p. Price $2.50. The second book of professor-emeritus Berkhof to appear within a short span of time deals with another vital subject for the development of Christian theology. Although like his work on Aspects of Liberalism it contains […]

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REVIEW OF CHAPTERS I–IV CHAPTER I The Relevance of Calvinism for Today By Dr. Clarence Bouma In this opening chapter Dr. Bouma asks and answers three questions, namely: I. What do we mean by Calvinism? II. Why is Calvinism so sorely needed with a view to our present-day ethical task? III. How is this task to […]

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RENAISSANCE TO REFORMATION, by Albert Hyma. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1951, 591 pages, price $6.00. Sometimes we like to think of the Reformation as striking transalpine Catholicism with the precipitate abruptness of a flash flood. Luther’s tack hammer reverberates like thunder in our ears. Hyma says, Not so! The movement […]

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