Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 142:567 (Jul 1985)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Evangelicals and Inerrancy. Edited by Ronald Youngblood. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1984. xii + 265 pp. Paper, $8.95.

The subtitle identifies this volume as “Selections from the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.” The articles cover a period of a quarter century from 1954 to 1979, and include two early papers read before the annual meeting of the society and 12 articles published in the Bulletin of the society before it was renamed the Journal.

The articles focus on the one doctrinal affirmation of the society—the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. The understanding of that affirmation has become the crucial issue among evangelicals inside and outside the society. As a result the volume serves as an excellent compendium of the discussion of the doctrine by society members. It brings together for review and discussion significant statements otherwise forgotten.

The selected bibliography on inspiration and inerrancy at the close of the volume is definitely just that—”selected”—but it is helpful. The work deserves to be well received by the Christian public.

J. A. Witmer

Death and the Afterlife. By Robert A. Morey. Minneapolis: Bethany. House Fellowship, 1984. 315 pp. $11.95.

For readers seeking a scholarly, thorough discussion of the biblical doctrine of death and the afterlife, this volume will provide the answer. It is one of the most extensive and scholarly discussions of the subject which has come to the attention of this reviewer. Morey has covered a wide range of research and holds solidly to conservative orthodox theology on the reality of heaven, hell, and life after this life. The book deals with biblical terms relating to the subject, such as spirit, soul, body, Sheol, Gehenna, and eternal punishment. The second half of the book is an apologetic for the biblical teaching on the subject of death and a defense of scriptural

teaching as opposed to liberal views of annihilationism and universal salvation. Comprehensive indexes and an extensive bibliography support the conclusions of the author.

J. F. Walvoord

Men of Science: Men of God. By Henry M. Morris. San Diego: Creation-Life Publishers, 1983. 128 pp. Paper, $2.95.

This is an excellent little book to strengthen believers who are in contact with non-Christian scientists and educators, as well as to challenge those who are examining the claims of Christianity. A common argument often heard is that great scientists are usually agnostics and the subtle implication seems to be that the mo...

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