Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 102:408 (Oct 1945)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

Symbols of the Holy Spirit. By C. Gordon Brownville, D.D. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 140 pp. $1.50.

To many readers this book will recall the splendid work by F. E. Marsh on Emblems of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Brownville states that Dr. Marsh’s book greatly influenced him. It should be pointed out that whereas Dr. Marsh was much too brief in his treatment of some of the emblems of the Spirit, Dr. Brownville has enlarged these with great profit, thus providing a supplementary volume which those who have Dr. Marsh’s book will want to place on their shelves beside it. It so happens that Dr. Marsh was a lifelong friend of the reviewer. Dr. Brownville, who is pastor of Tremont Temple, Boston, has written well and with unusual skill and incorporates must {sic} most delightful poetry. The book is thoroughly commended.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

Born Crucified. By L. E. Maxwell. Moody Press, Chicago. 191 pp. $1.75.

Mr. Maxwell, the author, has long studied the essential features of the spiritual life. This volume crystallizes his long research on this subject. The title is suggestive. We find, however, that the word born refers to the second birth in Mr. Maxwell’s conception. There is a sense, of course, in which our Lord became the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world thus tasting death for every man that cometh into the world, and that each one born into the world is born under the egis and value of the cross.

No body of truth has been more neglected than the walk of the believer. Theologians have avoided investigation into the doctrine underlying this whole truth. The modern Keswick movements are an attempt to correct this neglect. Mr. Maxwell is to be commended in his effort to base the spiritual life on the death of Christ. Too many fail to understand what is meant by the death of Christ in relation to sanctification. It is not merely that we died to sin; it is rather that by a judgment death to the sin nature (cf. Rom 8:3 where “condemned sin in the flesh” is to be rendered “judged the

sin nature in the flesh”) the nature is perfectly judged before God. The major passages bearing on Christ’s death are classified in two groups: (1) Christ died for our sins, (2) Christ died unto the sin nature. The first group of passages is well represented by 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; the second by Galatians 5:24, which reads that they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts...

You must have a subscription and be logged in to read the entire article.
Click here to subscribe
visitor : : uid: ()