Periodical Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 122:485 (Jan 1965)
Article: Periodical Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Periodical Reviews

If spring is the traditional season for young men’s fancies to lightly turn “to thoughts of love,” fall is the season for their thoughts to turn to launching new periodicals. At least evidence would point to the fact that this is true in the religious field. In the fall of 1963 The Christian Reader began publication. Also in the fall of 1963 the first volume of Andrews University Seminary Studies (an annual publication) appeared. Although it began publication with the Winter, 1964, number, the advance promotional publicity announcing the Journal of Ecumenical Studies appeared in the fall of 1963.

1964 provides evidence for the same conclusion. This fall the American Association of Theological Schools launched a new quarterly called Theological Education. Also published for the first time this fall is Evangelical Missions Quarterly, a journal of the Evangelical Missions Information Service, Inc. This fall also saw the appearance of the special issue of Herder Correspondence, accompanied by the announcement of publication beginning in January, 1965, of a regular English edition of this important Catholic monthly. In this review a closer examination will be made of Theological Education and Evangelical Missions Quarterly.

Evangelical Missions Quarterly, I, 1, Fall, 1964. This is the joint publication of the Evangelical Foreign Missions Association and the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association. Its twofold purpose is “to make available to the Church as a whole the wide range of insights gained from their work throughout the world” and “to keep each other stimulated and informed in the realm of ideas and practical missionary tactics” (p. 2). A significant part of the journal is the lead article, “Missionary

Faith,” which is explained as “A statement of definition, purpose, and belief by the Editorial Committee.”

I trust the first issue is a portent of good things to come. It contains inspirational and spiritually challenging articles like “Despise Small Things?” by V. Raymond Edman, mentally stimulating articles like “Missionary Encounter with Culture” by Raymond B. Buker, Sr., and “Hand Wringing or Hard Questions?” by Horace L. Fenton, Jr., and intensely practical articles like “Ten Tips for the Missionary on Furlough” by Ralph B. Odman. Production of the magazine is under the capable direction of James W. Reapsome as managing editor.

Theological Education, I, 1, Autumn, 1964. This quarterly laments the “notable lack of communication within the theological educational enterprise” and states as its purpose “to provide a medium of co...

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