Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 102:405 (Jan 1945)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

How to Think of Christ. By William Adams Brown. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. xxii, 303 pp. $3.00.

This book presents the effort of a sincere author attempting to describe and define the indescribable and indefinable Christ. Hundreds have undertaken this more than difficult task. In the end Christ is known only to those to whom He is divinely revealed. Unregenerate men have no conception of the real Christ. They often attempt to eulogize Him after the flesh. They find no fault in Him; but it is a far more vital experience to have had the Holy Spirit take of the things of Christ and show them unto us.

The author’s approach to this so exalted theme may be seen in the chapter headings—An Old Question in a New Setting; The Stranger, Christ; Ways of Answering Persistent Questions; The Christ of the Children; Answers of the Intellect Alone; Theological Versions of the Children’s Christ; The Christ of the Philosophers; The Jesus of the Historians; Answers which Supplement Reason by Authority; How the Authority of the Church Reinforces the Reason of the Individual; The Lawyer’s Christ; The Christ of the Clergy; The Soldier’s Christ; Answers of the Imagination, the Will and the Heart; The Christ within and beyond the Churches; The Artist’s Christ; The Christ of the Disciples; The Christ of the Saints; How to Think of Christ Today; The Old Answers in their Modern Setting; The Distant God whom Jesus Brings Near; Where to Find Christ Today.

The final chapter is that to which we turn for a practical word of benefit today. Here the author touches upon the great principle of added light being given to those who walk in the light they have. We would here, as in other portions of this volume, desire that the Scriptures be allowed more fully to disclose their counsels. The knowledge of Christ is a revelation. “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father;

neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him” (Matt 11:27).

There will be found in this volume the work of an highly trained author whose research within his restrictions of Biblical doctrine has presented pages of valuable material for those who may read with discernment.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

According to Paul. By Harris Franklin Rall. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. xv, 272 pp. $2.75.

In evaluating this volume it is well to have certain facts respecting the author in mind. The publisher advertises: “Dr. Harris Franklin Rall has had a long and dis...

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