Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 04:3 (Fall 1961)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous


Book Reviews

BAKER’S BIBLE ATLAS, edited by Charles F. Pfeiffer (Baker Book House, Grand Rapids 6, Mich., 1961, 333 pp., $7.95, $6.95 until December 31, 1961).

With the assistance in Old Testament of Dr. E. Leslie Carlson of Southwestern Baptist Seminary and in New Testament of Dr. Martin Scharleman of Concordia Seminary, the associate professor of Old Testament at Gordon Divinity School has produced this excellent help to Bible study. It follows the Scriptural narrative with an emphasis on geography and concludes with a chapter on the Bible lands as they are today, including brief coverage of up-to-date archaeological discoveries. Bound for service, the volume is beautifully and prolifically illustrated by black and white photography and unusually colorful maps. It is printed in large readable type, two columns to the page on heavy white stock and includes a geographic gazetteer and index.

Dr. M. James Hollowood

PREACHING AND BIBLICAL THEOLOGY, by Edmund P. Clowney (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1961, 124 pp., $2.50).

In four chapters dealing with the nature of Biblical Theology, the authority, the character, and the content of preaching, the author presents a refreshing, if somewhat technical, declaration of the vitality and enthusiasm which can enter preaching through Biblical Theology. Within the framework of covenant theology, he takes a strong stand against the Neo-orthodox tendencies and emphases of the day. The few illustrations of his methods in the last chapter seem hardly enough, however, to demonstrate his point to those unfamiliar with the field of Biblical Theology.

Prof. Warren Vanhetloo

PROPHECY FOR TODAY, by J. Dwight Pentecost (Zondervan Publ. House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1961, 191 pp., $2.95).

The professor of Bible .Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary has here offered a book on prophecy that should appeal popularly to laymen. Under the sub-title, “An Exposition of Major Themes in Prophecy,” he has written on such important subjects as the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Jew, World Empire, the World Dictator, Russia, Armageddon, the Great Harlot, Judgment, the Marriage of the Lamb, the Signs of the Times, and the Importance of Prophecy. The treatment is clear and uncomplicated. The author holds to a pre-millennial and pre-tribulational position.

Dr. Hollowood

THE GOSPEL MIRACLES, by Ronald S. Wallace (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1960, 161 pp., $3.50).

This is a collection of thought-provoking sermons, the author of which has recognized that for a preacher to say something different, he may have to...

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