Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 127:505 (Jan 1970)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous


Book Notices

Conflict And Harmony In Science And The Bible. By Jack Wood Sears. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1969. 97 pp. $1.95.

The head of the biology department at Harding College has done a commendable job of presenting the claims of Christianity as opposed to those of evolution in this paperback. Originally given as lectures to university students, the material is both scholarly and clear in its presentation. The author shows the deficiencies of evolution, supporting his accusations at every step. He then presents evidences for the credibility of the Bible, such as fulfilled prophecies, and answers some of the usual arguments against its authenticity. All in all, this is a fine handbook and one that ought to be distributed widely.

C. C. Ryrie

If God Is God. By Richard E. Koenig. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1969. 100 pp. $1.50, paper.

The disappearance of college chapels and the emergence of departments of religion reveal that theology has not left the campus—it has merely changed locations. Richard Koenig, a campus pastor, wrestles with some of the questions that seem new but are as old as the Bible. He has chapters on faith, doubt, suffering, and freedom, and in each the problem is clearly stated. Unfortunately, Koenig fights the battle alone, and without a Bible in his hand. The questions often win and the author comes off second best.

H. W. Robinson

Tongues, Healing, And You. By Don W. Hillis. Reprint. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1969. 63 pp. Paper, $1.00.

The Associate Director of the Evangelical Alliance Mission has in these pages sought to relate and compare the biblical teaching of the gifts of tongues and healing with the contemporary emphasis upon them. He does not deal with the temporary nature of some of the gifts of the Spirit. Therefore, he nowhere denies the possibility of the presence today of the genuine gifts of tongues and healing. The basic thrust of the book is that the contemporary resurgence of emphasis upon these gifts is not synonymous with revival.

R. P. Lightner

Church As Dialogue. By Ervin Nagy and Henrich Orr. Translated by Reinhard Olerich. Philadelphia: United Church Press, 1969. 128 pp. $4.95.

In typical liberal fashion, Nagy, the Reformed Church of Hungary’s expert in ecumenical affairs, and Ott, Karl Barth’s successor at Basel, present another defense of contemporary ecumenism. New and strange means are attached to such words as church, world, proclamation, etc. These words are defined in ways totally foreign

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