Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 094:375 (Jul 1937)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous


Book Reviews

Department of Book Reviews

Our Lord. By. Wm. Childs Robinson, A.M., Th.D., D.D. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids. 238 pp. $2.00.

Dr. Robinson, who is Professor of Historical Theology in Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, is exercising an ever-widening influence as a leader in Christian thought and as a defender of the faith. There is no uncertainty as to the orthodox position which he holds. His great scholarship is fearlessly opposed to the fallacious claims of religious rationalism-a rationalism born of that ignorance or incapacity which is the portion of every unregenerate man whom the Apostle describes as unable to receive the things of the Spirit of God. Though the deepest and most vital truths are “foolishness” to unsaved scholars, the controversy seems ever to be waged between those who know and those who do not know the “deep things of God.” It is significant that there is practically no intermediate class, though some unbelievers are more open than others in their opposition to the things of God. There is no uncertainty with Dr. Robinson. The church may well give thanks to God for one so true to the faith.

Concerning this volume, the publisher’s statement is true in every particular: “This book from the pen of Dr. Robinson constitutes a real contribution to the field of Christian Apologetics. As an affirmation of the Deity of Christ in the face of modern unbelief, it gives an answer to attacks upon the Deity of Christ both in the field of theory and practice. It offers evidence for the historic Christian faith from the testimony of Jesus himself, from the primitive Christian Community, as that is preserved in the earliest records, and from the confirmatory testimony of the centuries. Something at least of the scope and nature of the contents may be gathered from the chapter headings of the book, which

read as follows: The Quest of the Historical Jesus; Back to Christ; The Greater Confession; The Gospel of the Forty Days; Kyrios Christos; The Worship of Jesus; A Solitary Throne; The Triune God. Marked by the broad and thorough scholarship which is characteristic of its author, this work combines intellectual vigor and searching insight with a trenchant and persuasive prose style. Ministers will find it particularly rich in suggestions for sermons on its theme, but it will also be of value to all who are interested in the defense of the Christian faith.”

In addition to a hearty reiteration of this word by the publishers, the reviewer would state that, in his opinion, a very great contribution has been made to Christology by this volume....

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