Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 131:522 (Apr 1974)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous


Book Reviews

Satan in the Sanctuary. By Thomas S. McCall and Zola Levitt. Chicago: Moody Press, 1973. 120 pp. $3.95.

“In this house and in Jerusalem … I will put my name forever” (2 Kings 21:7). God’s concern for His city and His temple is clearly reflected in this interesting and timely book. According to the authors, “It is the thesis of this book that the Tribulation Temple will be built; and it will stand on the site of the Dome of the Rock; that it will be a genuine Jerusalem Temple comparable to Solomon’s and Herod’s; that it will house sacrifice and oblations; that the Antichrist will cause these to cease in the Temple as prophesied; that it will be destroyed so that Christ may raise the final Temple—His house on the earth” (p 31).

The thesis is carefully demonstrated from Scripture and amply supported from current events in the Near East. The concept of temple prophecy as a distinct field of prophetic study is set within the framework of a helpful study of “Israel’s Four Temples.” Do not “wait to see the movie” (produced by the Evangelical Communications Research Foundation), read the book first.

F. D. Lindsey

The Attractiveness of God: Essays in Christian Doctrine. By R. P. C. Hanson. Richmond: John Knox Press, 1973. 202 pp. $9.95.

This series of nine essays is another attempt to form Christian doctrine on a completely liberal hypothesis. God is defined primarily as attractive because He is the God of love in chapter one. The doctrine of inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible is derided in chapter two as derived from early dogmatic Jewish theologians and completely unacceptable to modern man. The preacher who presents the doctrine of the second coming as a matter of fact “is either a genius or a fool” (p 190). The author offers substitutes for the biblical doctrine as either that of realized

eschatology or as simply a forward-looking attitude toward the future. The author considers taking eschatological imagery literally as hopeless (p. 194). On the whole, this volume offers nothing new, solves no problems which liberals have left unsolved in the past, and is greatly overpriced.

J. F. Walvoord

The Holy Spirit in Todays Church. Ed. by Erling Jorstad. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1973. 160 pp. Paper, $2.75.

This is a handbook of the new Pentecostalism. In it the editor, who is Professor of History in American Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, seeks to bring together source material from the writings of those on various side...

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