Periodical Reviews -- By: James F. Rand

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 111:443 (Jul 1954)
Article: Periodical Reviews
Author: James F. Rand

Periodical Reviews

James F. Rand

Bowman, John Wick, “The Epistle to the Ephesians,” Interpretation, 8:188–205, April, 1954.

The preacher will derive much profit from a study of this article and its presentaton of the essential truth of this glorious epistle. The author, professor of New Testament at San Francisco Presbyterian Seminary, has a unique way of approach to the outline of this Pauline letter. “As will appear when we come to study its outline, this epistle may not without truth be termed the trinitarian epistle of the Pauline corpus, for the triune nature of God underlies its very composition and dictates the form in which it is cast.”

Howard, Philip E., Jr., “Avoiding that hurried feeling,” His, 14:9:5, 29, June, 1954.

This is the problem of the day. The editor of the Sunday School Times agrees with the suggestion of one of his predecessors, “Do first the things you are paid to do, then the things you have promised to do, then the things you would like to do.” There are other good things in this article also.

“Issues between Catholics and Protestants at Mid-century,” Religion in Life, 23:163–205, Spring, 1954.

Three contemporary American theologians—George H. Williams, Waldo Beach, and H. Richard Niebuhr—address themselves to the complicated problem of Protestant-Catholic relationships at the present time. In order, they discuss areas of conflict and American religious traditions as they bear on the problem, the church-state problem, and the areas of agreement between Catholic and Protestnat. Niebuhr comes to the satisfying conclusion that we as Protestants “will not be able, for the sake of unity, to abandon those principles which tend to our exclusion from the Catholic Church. For the preservation of the church’s unity is a less important duty to our conscience than the proclamation of ‘grace alone’.”

Massee, J. C., “The Thirty Years War,” The Chronicle, 17:106–116, April, 1954.

One of the original leaders of the Fundamentalist Fellowship of the Northern Baptist Convention thinks through the development of the past thirty years which led to the eventual formation of the various groups of conservative Baptists and their severance from the convention. Whether one agrees with Dr. Massee or not, he presents a thoughtful analysis of an important segment of American church history.

Metzger, Bruce M., “New Testament Literature, 1953,” Interpretation, 8:218–232, April, 1954.

Dr. Metzger has drawn up this list ...

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