Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 128:509 (Jan 1971)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

Biblical Cosmology And Modern Science. By Henry M. Morris. NJ: Craig Press, 1970. 146 pp. Paper, $2.50.

Dr. Morris has rendered another valuable service to the cause of Christ in this excellent little volume. In eight chapters he presents a scholarly apologetic for biblical creationism and a refutation of the evolutionary theories.

The first four chapters deal with creationism, catastrophism, naturalism, and eschatology in light of the Bible and science. This material was presented in the W. H. Griffith Thomas Lectures at Dallas Theological Seminary, November 7–10, 1967. The author has added the remaining chapters entitled “The Chronology of Genesis 1–11 and Geologic Time,” “The World Population and Bible Chronology,” “Sedimentation and the Fossil Record,” and “Thermodynamics and Theology.” As a student of God’s Word and a hydraulic engineer, Morris is well qualified to write on this subject.

The author presents in detail the weaknesses of the day-age theory and the gap theory and argues forcefully for fiat creation in six literal days no more than ten thousand years ago. The fossil record in the geologic account and the apparent age of the earth is accounted for on the basis of the universal flood.

An index of names and subjects and one for Scripture make an already valuable book even more valuable. This reviewer recommends the volume enthusiastically.

R. P. Lightner

Decide For Yourself: A Theological Workbook. By Gordon R. Lewis. Downers Grove, Il: Inter-Varsity Press, 1970. 174 pp. Paper, $2.25.

Here is a splendid study guide for the student of the Bible. The subtitle describes the book accurately—a theological workbook.

The author is well qualified to write such a book. He has been a diligent student of the Word and of theology and has ministered to many students on secular campuses through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Currently, he is professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Philosophy at the Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado.

In eight chapters, the author deals with many of the major doctrines normally studied in theology courses. Each chapter follows the same pattern: background, problem, procedure, conclusion, and significance. The uniqueness of the approach is the way in which the author presents important views relative to each doctrine and then the crucial Scripture related to each doctrine. His own view is always made clear. Without exception, Lewis always comes out on the side of evangelicalism. Good bibliographica...

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