Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 139:554 (Apr 1982)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

Walvoord: A Tribute. Edited by Donald K. Campbell. Chicago: Moody Press, 1982. 353 pp. $12.95.

Colleagues and former students of John F. Walvoord have contributed 21 essays to this Festschrift volume honoring Walvoord’s thirtieth year as the second president of Dallas Theological Seminary. The “Biographical Introduction” by Dallas Seminary’s Academic Dean, Donald K. Campbell, who also served as editor of the volume, reviews the life of Dr. Walvoord, highlighting his service as Christian educator and administrator, theologian and teacher, author and editor (including editor of Bibliotheca Sacra), and Bible and prophecy conference speaker.

The volume is divided into three parts—”Biblical,” “Theological,” and “Ministry and Communication.” Recurring themes in the volume are the inerrancy and authority of Scriptures; issues in biblical hermeneutics; dispensationalism as a biblical basis for understanding God’s program of history; the practical application of Scripture to current issues (e.g., theodicy, creationism vs. evolution, sanctification, counseling, feminism); the person and work of Jesus Christ as the necessary and sufficient solution to the condition of mankind; and the church and its worldwide ministry.

Many of the authors studied under Walvoord at Dallas Seminary, and most of them are presently his colleagues. Since many of the authors are well-known to readers of Bibliotheca Sacra, it is appropriate to list the entire contents of this volume:

I. Biblical

“Application in Biblical Hermeneutics and Exposition,” by Roy B. Zuck

Psalm 8 and Hebrews 2: A Case Study in Biblical Hermeneutics and Biblical Theology,” by Donald R. Glenn

“The Purpose of Tongues in 1 Corinthians 14:20–25, ” by Harold W. Hoehner

“The Rapture in 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11, ” by Zane C. Hodges

“A Biblical Defense of Dispensationalism,” by Stanley D. Toussaint

II. Theological

“God, Evil, and Dispensations,” by Norman L. Geisler

“The Inerrancy of the Bible,” by John A. Witmer

“The Historical Development of the Doctrine of Christ,” by John D. Hannah

“Creation and Evolution: The Continuing Confrontation,” by Frederic R. Howe

“For Whom Did Christ Die?” by Robert P. Lightner

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