Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 110:439 (Jul 1953)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

The Person and Work of Christ. By Benjamin B. Warfield. Presbyterian and Reformed, Philadelphia. 575 pp. $4.50.

Benjamin B. Warfield in his generation was notable as a scholar in the area of inspiration of the Scriptures, Christology, and Biblical criticism. He was a bulwark to the Reformed faith and his writings continue their ministry.

The present volume is a reprint of significant contributions relating to the person and work of Christ previously published in the ten-volume series issued posthumously by the Oxford University Press. Included is an article not previously published in the ten volumes, entitled “The Emotional Life of Our Lord.” As in his other writings, this collection reflects the high scholarship, lucid mind, and conservative orthodoxy for which Warfield is noted.

President John F. Walvoord

The Person. By Ralph Tyler Flewelling. Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles. 339 pp. $4.00.

This volume, designed for students of philosophy, presents personalism in the context of a scientific and naturalistic philosophy. Consisting in an extensive revision of an earlier work, Creative Personality, it presents the further study of personalism in the present modern scene by the author, who is Director Emeritus of the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California.

The philosophic point of view in this volume falls far short of a Christian philosophy. It is an indirect confession of the inadequacy of naturalism or scientific philosophy to provide the answers to the questions raised in philosophy today, in the present context of international crisis. While personality is far superior to pure naturalism as an explanation of the world, it has not reached its ultimate until it rests in the Triune God of the Scriptures. Within its field, however, the work is a competent and comprehensive analysis of personalism with a background of humanism.

President John F. Walvoord

The Christian in Philosophy. By J. V. Langmead Casserley. Charles Scribner’s, New York. 266 pp. $2.75.

This attempt to orientate the Christian in the contemporary philosophical scene has the typical characteristics of the modern English Church of which the author is a rector at Mamhead near

Exeter. Taking Biblical revelation seriously, though interpreted by higher criticism, the author upholds the view that philosophy and Christianity have essentially the same problems.

Part one of the volume reviews the past role of the Christian in philosophy, beginning with Paul and Augustine, through med...

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