Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 095:379 (Jul 1938)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous


Book Reviews

Christ in His Suffering. By Prof. K. Schilder, Ph.D. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids. 466 pp. $3.00.

First appearing in the Dutch language in 1929, the work has been recently translated into the English by Mr. Henry Zylstra of Calvin College. Dr. Schilder, the author, is numbered among the prominent theologians of the Netherlands, occupying the important chair of ethics and dogmatics at the University of Erlangen, and is editor of the De Reformatie.

As the background of the author would indicate, a truly classic work on the sufferings of Christ has been introduced to the English speaking world after great popularity was attained in the Netherlands. The work consists in a series of sermons on appropriate texts dealing with most items of interest in the events leading up to the crucifixion of Christ. The style is popular, eloquent, animated, imaginative, and sometimes borders on that of a theological treatise. The outstanding feature of the work is its refreshing originality. The learned scholar and the novice can alike ponder its pages with profit. It should prove of unusual value to pastors in the preparation of messages on the sufferings of Christ. There are twenty-six chapters, each equivalent to a short sermon, thus furnishing a wealth of source material very different from that usually offered pastors.

The author’s theology is conservative, following the usual reformed doctrines. The work is recommended highly and the price is exceedingly reasonable for a book of this size and quality.

John F. Walvoord

Internal Evidence of Inspiration. By Harry Rimmer, D.D., Sc.D. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids. 244 pp. $2.

Appearing as Volume Three of the John Laurence Frost Memorial Library, the present volume has much to commend

itself to the reading public. Written in the refreshing and interesting style characteristic of the author, the work is a forceful presentation of the evidence found in the Bible itself for its infallible inspiration.

The outline of the book follows the usual pattern of the defense of this doctrine, beginning with the canonicity of the books as first established, a demonstration of the need of authoritative revelation, and following with the sustaining evidence. This book should be in the hands of every Christian. For those who have struggled with doubts based on misinformation, this book will provide a sane and helpful way of establishing faith in the Scriptures. For the great number of Christians whose faith in the doctrine of inspiration is unshaken, it will prove an inspiring source of information helpf...

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