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CALVIN’S DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION1 (Second Edition), Fred H. Klooster; Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 98 pp., $3.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema)  This little monograph accurately presents in summary form and with the use of many quotations and references Calvin’s doctrine of predestination. As such, it is…

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COMMENTARY ON HEBREWS, Exegetical and Expository, by William Gouge; Kregel Publications, 1980; 1148 pp., $24.95.(Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko)  From the rather lengthy biographical sketch at the beginning of this volume we learn that William Gouge lived from 1575 to 1653, was a graduate from King’s College, Cambridge, served for…

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Commentary on Romans, Frederic Louis Godet; Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 531 pp., $12.95 (hard cover). (Reviewed by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema)  This is another worthwhile volume in the Kregel Reprint Library. This volume is very attractively and neatly published, and, taking into consideration today’s inflation, the, price is not…

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THE CHRIST OF THE COVENANTS, by O. Palmer Robertson; Baker Book House, 1980; 308 pp., $9.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko). It is rather striking that in theological circles, perhaps especially among Presbyterians, there is an increasing awareness of the truth of Scripture that the covenant of grace is…

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PREACHING WITH CONFIDENCE, James Daane; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. (80 pp., paper, $3.95) (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema.) The sub-title of this little book is “A Theological Essay On The Power Of The Pulpit.” But from the preface we learn that the book is intended as…

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FOR WHOM DID CHRIST DIE? A Study of the Divine Design of the Atonement, by R. B. Kuiper; Baker Book House, 1982; 104 pp., $3.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book, written by a former professor at Westminster Theological Seminary and former president of Calvin Theological Seminary, and…

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COMMENTARY ON ROMANS, Chapters 1-8, William Hendriksen; Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 303 pp., $14.95 (cloth). (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema.) This is one of Dr. Hendriksen’s series of New Testament Commentaries. Like others of the series, it is, generally speaking, a conservative, reliable, and helpful commentary. It is…

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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. II, E-J; G.W. Bromiley, General Editor; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 1175 pp. (cloth), $35.00. [Reviewed by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema] This is the second volume of Eerdmans’ new edition of “ISBE.” It is attractively published, well bound, and—though $35.00 is quite…

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THE EPSTLES OF JOHN,  by I Howard Marshall; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. Company, 1978; 274 pp., $10.95. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko)  This commentary is a part of “The New International Commentary on the New Testament,” edited by F. F. Bruce. It is published to replace the first commentary written…

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THE DOCTRINE OF SCRIPTURE (Locus 2 of Institutio Theologiae Elencticae); Francis Turretin; Edited & Translated by John W. Beardslee III; Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 234 pp., $7.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema) This is a most welcome little volume. Francis Turretin was a giant among Reformed theologians,…

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. I & II CORINTHIANS (The New Century Bible Commentary), by F. F. Bruce; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981; 262 pp., $6.95. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.)  This is another volume in the New Century Bible Commentary series of which Ronald E. Clements and Matthew Black are General Editors. 

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IN THE SANCTUARY, Expository Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer, by Herman Hoeksema; Reformed Free Publishing Association, 1982; 116 pages, $3.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko). Many of our readers will know that this book is a reprint of a book which first appeared in the Forties, but has long…

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.PHILOSOPHY AND SCRIPTURE, a study in Old Princeton and Westminster theology, by John C. Vander Stelt; Mack Publishing Company, 1978; 354 pp., $12.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book was written by a professor in Dordt College as his doctoral dissertation. Without any direct reference to the A.A.C.S.,…

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THE NEW CENTURY BIBLE COMMENTARY, Editors: Ronald E. Clements (Old Testament) and Matthew Black (New Testament); Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (Reviewed by Prof H. Hanko) I have a number of these commentaries given for review. Before making a few remarks about them individually, there are a few points to…

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.UNDERSTANDING CHURCH GROWTH, Donald A. McGavran; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan; 480 pp., paper, $12.95. (Reviewed by Prof. R. D. Decker)  This book is a full revision of an earlier (1970) edition bearing the same title. It is full of tables, graphs, and statistics, all of which…

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PROMISE AND DELIVERANCE, vol. IV, Christ And The Nations, S. G. De Graaf; Paideia Press, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada; 294 pages, $12.95 (cloth). (Reviewed by Prof. R. D. Decker) This is the fourth and last volume of a series originally published in the Netherlands under the title:Verbondsgeschiedenis, (History of the…

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THE BOOK OF REVELATION,  by Harry R. Boer; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979; 157 pp., $3.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko)  This book is a very brief, basically amillennial, explanation of the book of Revelation. While some of the interpretation can be accepted, there are several weaknesses. Perhaps…

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LEARNING JESUS CHRIST THROUGH THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM, by Karl Barth; Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1982; 141 pp., $4.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book contains two sections: the first is a series of lectures on the Heidelberg Catechism delivered by Barth at the University of Bonn in 1947; the…

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GOSPEL AND LAW, CONTRAST OR CONTINUUM? The Hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology, by Daniel P. Fuller; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1980; 217 pp., $10.95 (paper). (Review by Prof. H. Hanko) Donald Fuller is professor of Hermeneutics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has written, in this…

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CHRISTIAN FAITH (AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE FAITH), Hendrikus Berkhof (translated from the Dutch edition by Sierd Woudstra); Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 568 pp. (cloth) $20.95 [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This large volume is not a book for a relaxing evening of light…

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ARE FIVE POINTS ENOUGH? Ten Points of Calvinism, by Leonard J. Coppes; Reformation Educational Foundation, 1980; 197 pp., $4.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.)  The rather strange title of this book was chosen because the author is convinced that Calvinism is richer than the familiar and well-known “five points,”…

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THIS WAS JOHN CALVIN, by Thea B. Van Halsema; Baker Book House, 1981; 221 pp., $3.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) This book was first published in 1959 as part of the Christian Biography Series. It has since been translated into several languages and now published in paperback. It…

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EERDMAN’S HANDBOOK TO THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS, R. Pierce Beaver et al, Consulting Editors; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 448 pp. (cloth) $21.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This is an excellent reference work. It is loaded with information concerning the ancient religions of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and…

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This book is comprised of a collection of addresses delivered at the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology during the years 1977-1979. They were given by such men as John H. Gerstner, R.C. Sproul, James M. Boice, Edmund P. Clowney, Roger R. Nicole, and J.I. Packer. The book is divided into…

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TREASURY OF QUOTATIONS ON RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS, F.B. Proctor; Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 816 pp. (cloth), $14.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This large volume is a reprint of a work originally published in 1887 under the title Classified Gems Of Thought. There is a vast amount of material in a…

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THE FAITH OF THE CHURCH, A Reformed Perspective on its Historical Development, by M. Eugene Osterhaven; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1982; 248 pp., $11.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) The church of our Lord Jesus Christ lives in an inseparable relation to the church of the past; and…

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