Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 152:605 (Jan 1995)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous


Book Reviews

Integrity of Heart, Skillfulness of Hands: Biblical and Leadership Studies in Honor of Donald K. Campbell. Edited by Charles H. Dyer and Roy B. Zuck. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1994. 373 pp. $21.99.

Published to coincide with his retirement from the presidency of Dallas Theological Seminary in June 1994, this festschrift commemorates 40 years of ministry by Donald K. Campbell as professor and administrator, climaxed by eight years as president. Introducing the volume is a brief biographical sketch by Howard G. Hendricks, chairman of the Seminary’s Center for Christian Leadership, and distinguished professor, a close friend and associate of Campbell’s since college days. The 27 essayists are associates of Campbell; most of them are faculty or board members at Dallas Seminary.

Part 1, “Integrity of Heart: Essays in Biblical Studies,” includes 16 essays covering exegetical and theological themes. One with a pedagogical as well as biblical emphasis is editor Zuck’s chapter, “How Jesus Responded to Questions” (pp. 108-19), which is followed by a 14-page chart listing “Questions Addressed to Jesus and His Responses” (pp. 120-33), a helpful addendum.

Because of Dallas Seminary’s identification with dispensational theology and the current discussion among dispensationalists, a focus of Part 1 is dispensationalism, beginning with Chancellor John F. Walvoord’s essay on “The New Covenant.” Others on the theme of dispensationalism are “Dispensational Definitions of the Kingdom,” by Mark L. Bailey; “The Contingency of the Coming Kingdom,” by Stanley D. Toussaint; and “Reformed Theology, Covenant Theology, and Dispensationalism,” by Stephen R. Spencer.

Part 2, “Skillfulness of Hands: Essays in Christian Leadership,” includes 11 essays. This is appropriate since Dallas Seminary sponsors the Center for Christian Leadership. Of interest in addition to the essays by Center faculty members are the essays on leadership by James O. Rose, now pastor of Grace Covenant Church, Austin, Texas, and Joseph M. Stowell III, president of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, both Dallas graduates, and the essay by Jack A. Turpin, retired chairman of the Board of Hall-Mark Electronics Corporation in Dallas and chairman of Dallas Seminary’s Board of Incorporate Members.

The book is well designed. An unusual feature of the volume is the inclusion of a brief tribute to the honoree at the close of each essay. Though seldom done in festschrifts, it is appropriate in this volume since all the essayists are associates of Campbell.

John A. Witmer

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