Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 126:504 (Oct 1969)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Bread Upon The Waters: Columns From TheCalifornia Farmer.” By Rousas J. Rushdoony. Nutley, New Jersey: The Craig Press, 1969. 102 pp. Paper, $1.95.

This booklet is composed of fifty-one brief essays. Surprisingly, and amusingly, we learn from the subtitle that these were originally “Columns from the California Farmer.”

Each chapter applies a biblical principle to a contemporary political or social issue. For example, chapter IV deals with those who picketed the grape growers in Delano, California. The author is outspokenly conservative in his politics; he is likewise conservative in his attitude toward the Bible. The book will appeal or repel, depending, primarily, on one’s political viewpoint.

P. R. Williams

Bible Questions Answered. By John I. Paton. Lincoln, Nebraska: Back To The Bible Broadcast, 1969. 128 pp. Paper, $.50.

These are good, biblical answers to questions sent in to the Good News Broadcaster. They will be profitable for anyone with these questions.

P. R. Williams

Living The Christ-Filled Life. By John E. Hunter. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1969. 130 pp. $2.95.

The association of the author with the work of fan Thomas shows very clearly in this book which is a series of messages a la The Saving Life of Christ. What is said is true, but it is only one side of the teaching of Scripture concerning the Christian life and is apt to breed a lop-sided approach if followed. Some exegesis needs to be improved, many of the emphases need to be balanced, and more truth needs to be added before this book can claim to expound its title.

C. C. Ryrie

Interpreting The Doctrine Of God. By Charles N. Bent, S. J. Glen Rock, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1969. 344 pp. Cloth, $5.95; paper, $3.95.

Modern man, so it is said (as though he were different from man in any age), is dissatisfied with traditional ideas of God. A Catholic scholar here analyzes the views of three modern Catholic philosophers or theologians (Leslie Dewart, Karl Rahner, and Bernard Lonergan) and a nineteenth-century Anglican churchman (John Henry Newman).

Bent concludes that revelation is not a once-for-all past event, and that “God acts upon history out of the future toward which

humanity is moving” (p. 333). He thus advocates a “theology of hope” which is regarded by some as the answer to the death-of-God theology.

F. D. Lindsey

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