Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 125:499 (Jul 1968)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

The Validity Of Dispensationalism. By W. W. Barndollar. Regular Baptist Press, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1967. Reprinted from the 1964 edition of the Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, New York. 70 pp. Paper, $1.00.

This reprint of a booklet first issued in 1964 is a very helpful introduction to dispensationalism. It answers standard arguments against dispensationalism and distinguishes ultradispensationalism. A pull-out chart is included.

C. C. Ryrie

The Emergence Of Hyper-Calvinism In English Nonconformity 1689–1765. By Peter Toon. London, The Olive Tree (2 Milnthorpe Rd., London, W.4, England); 1967. 171 pp. $3.50 (cloth), $1.50 (paper).

This is a technical treatise on the history of Calvinism through seventeenth-century Puritanism to eighteenth-century High Calvinism. It very carefully distinguishes the various doctrinal differences within what is often loosely called Reformed Theology, and shows some of the practical dangers of hyper-Calvinism.

C. C. Ryrie

Philosophical Resources For Christian Thought. Edited and with an introductory essay by Perry LeFevere. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1968. 142 pp. $3.00.

The introductory essay in this brief volume summarizes the thinking of Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Rudolf Bultmann, and Paul Tillich on the relationship of philosophy. In the remaining essays, which were presented as the 1966 Alden-Tuthill Lectures at the Chicago Theological Seminary, the contributions which four modern philosophies have made to contemporary Christian thought are summarized by leading exponents of each philosophy. Process philosophy is represented by Charles Hartshorne, phenomenology by

Quentin Lauer, S.J., language analysis by Frederick Ferre, and existentialism by John Macquarrie. The student who has a limited acquaintance with modern philosophical thought will find some clarification in this brief introduction.

F. D. Lindsey

Our Risen Lord. By Marcus L. Loane. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1965. 119 pp. $2.95.

Seven chapters of exposition of John 21 form the bulk of this work. Three brief additional studies conclude it. The style, simple and traditional, suits laymen.

Loane says John lived (tarried) “till the Son of Man had come and Jerusalem had been destroyed,” but later denies that the “coming” occurred then. To him, the promise of believers departing (1 Thess 4:17) equals Christ’s return (

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