Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
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Exploring The Deeps. By Archibald E. Deitz, D.D. Fleming H. Revell Company, New York. 121 pp. $1.25.
The subtitle of this volume is “Studies in Theology.” The Author, who is Professor of Systematic Theology in Hartwick Theological Seminary, Brooklyn, New York, states that the book is based, largely, on lectures given to his students in the Seminary. New books on Systematic Theology are unusual today and few writers in that great field have attempted to present their discussion in the limited space of 121 small pages. Dr. Deitz has condensed his material, writing with great brevity on the following subjects: (1) God and Man, (2) The Origin of Sin, (3) Man’s Position and Powers, (4) The Consequences of Sin, (5) Predestination, (6) The Person of Christ, (7) The Atonement, (8) The Acceptance of Christ, (9) Justification and Regeneration, (10) The Work of the Holy Spirit, (11) The Union of the Soul with Christ, (12) The Place and Function of Prayer, (13) The Christian Life, and (14) The Ultimate Goal of Redemption.
The treatment of these great themes is according to the Lutheran school of interpretation and, will, therefore, to some extent, prove unsatisfactory to Calvinists generally. The book is unusually well written and as a brief statement of the Lutheran Theology will be of permanent value.
Lewis Sperry Chafer
Bible History. By Robert Newton Waring. Fleming H. Revell Co., New York. 1935. 413 pp. $5.00.
The purpose of the author in this large volume is to give a list of the events recorded in the Bible, in the order of their occurrence and in their historic setting. “By a simple expedient of indented paragraph and cross-reference whereever the text is not in chronological order, textual continuity is preserved at right-hand margin along with chronological order at the left, from Genesis to Revelation, thereby enabling users of the work to readily locate information no matter what the date, book, chapter or verse may be.” In an alphabetical index appended to the book, the author has
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incorporated numerous items of collateral information, together with an extended genealogical table and fourteen maps. The workmanship and mechanics of the volume are worthy of commendation.
To anyone interested in a study of the Bible this reference work with its mine of information and unusual scope should prove itself a most practical and serviceable tool.
C. L. Feinberg
The Song Of Songs. By George Sumner Chamberlain. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 1935. 114 pp. $1.00.
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