Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 116:463 (Jul 1959)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

The Fundamental For Today. Charles L. Feinberg, editor. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kregel Publications, 1958. 2 volumes. 657 pp. $7.95.

The great fundamentals of the Christian faith as restated in the fundamentalist movement in the early part of the twentieth century were crystallized in the twelve volumes of “The Fundamentals” which appeared in 1909, the circulation of which reached several million, made possible by generous gifts of Lyman and Milton Stewart.

In connection with the jubilee celebration of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles in 1958, these important contributions in revised form were republished by a committee from the faculty of Talbot Theological Seminary including Dr. Charles Feinberg, editor in chief, and four other members of the faculty.

The work of revision and editing has been carefully and ably done. Included in the contributors as in the original series are many famous names such as James Orr, B. B. Warfield, R. A. Torrey, C. I. Scofield, Sir Robert Anderson, Bishop John C. Ryle, George L. Robinson, George F. Wright, M. G. Kyle, Arthur T. Pierson, W. J. Erdman, and many others. One new chapter by Dr. Charles Feinberg provides an incisive and brief study of the sabbath.

Taken as a whole, these two volumes represent a wealth of material which should be in the library of every evangelical Christian. The timeless truths which form the fundamentals of the Christian faith and their statement have not changed. The evangelical world is indebted to Dr. Feinberg and his fellow laborers for republishing in such attractive form this invaluable series.

J. F. Walvoord

Which Books Belong In The Bible? By Floyd V. Filson. The Westminster Press, 1957. 174 pp. $3.00.

This is a thoughtful study by the Dean and Professor of New Testament Literature and History at McCormick Theological Seminary, and deals with a popular subject, the basis for inclusion of the sixty-six books of the Scripture. Avoiding the technicalities of the particular argument for the canonicity of each book, the author nevertheless concludes that there is sound historical and theological support for the limitation of the Protestant canon to the sixty-six books now included in the Scriptures. While defending the Bible as an authoritative message from God, the author clearly opposes any thought of verbal inspiration which he insists is identical with dictation. He takes for granted that verbal inspiration is contradicted by the way quotations are made in the Bible of other

portions of Scripure. In regard to the human factor he states: “The canon so plainly exhibits this factor that a...

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