Book Notices -- By: Anonymous
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A Christian View of Origins. By Donald England. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1972. 138 pp. Paper, $2.95.
This is a fine critique of mechanistic materialism as an explanation for the origin of life. Much scientific information enhances the book, but the author’s treatment of Genesis 1 and other biblical data leaves much to be desired. He considers Genesis 1 as sketchy though factual, teaching only some basic general concepts.
C. C. Ryrie
Apocalyptic. By Leon Morris. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1972. 87 pp. Paper, $1.95.
This brief study of the apocalyptic literary form and its significance for biblical literature is a helpful introduction to the subject and lives up to the autbor’s regularity for excellence. Morris concludes that while apocalyptic is a part of the background of the New Testament message and some knowledge of the apocalyptic is needed to understand important sections of the New Testament, yet apocalyptic is not the key to the whole New Testament and cannot express the essential doctrines of the Christian faith.
F. D. Lindsey
The Philistines and the Old Testament. By Edward E. Hindson. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1971. 184 pp. Paper, $3.95.
Judged as a work by a well-read student rather than by an independent scholar, this reviewer grades Mr. Hindson’s book an “A.”
B. K. Waltke
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The War We Can’t Lose. By Henry Jacobsen. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1972. 99 pp. Paper, $.95.
As a devotional guide to the book of Revelation, this volume, by means of simple interpretation and practical application, makes the book of Revelation live for today. While avoiding technical problems, the author gives the general sense of the passage in terms that anyone can understand. Ideal for devotional reading, it can also serve as a useful text for youth from junior age up as well as adults.
J. F. Walvoord
The Birth of Methodism in England. By Eli Halévy. Translated and edited by Bernard Semmel. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1971. ix + 81 pp. $6.00.
While the price is steep, this little book will be worth the money to the church historian who is interested in understanding and interpreting the influence of British Methodism.
The translator has provided an English text of two French journal articles written by Eli Halévy in 1906 which seek to prese...
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