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Book Reviews

Revival and Revivalism: The Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism (1750-1858), by Iain H. Murray. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1994. 455 pp. $27.95 (cloth). [Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.] Added to the list of important books which Iain Murray has written is this current volume on revival. Murray’s…

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The Gospel in Southeast Asia (part 2)

Rev. Kortering is a Protestant Reformed minister-on-loan to Singapore. The public media here in Singapore have been enjoying a lively discussion on the relationship between morality and religion. It was prompted by a monograph written by two professors of the National University of Singapore in which they analyzed the responses…

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Book Reviews

The reviewer is a minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel, by David J. Engelsma. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Reformed Free Publishing Association, revised edition 1994. 216 pp. $10.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Rev. Chris Coleborn.] This book by Prof. Engelsma basically deals with…

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All Around Us

Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. “Holy Laughter” or “The Toronto Blessing” Ever since January 20, people have been traveling long distances to a modest warehouse in an industrial district near Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport. These people are attending meetings of a group…

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Letters

Augustine against Date-setting Thank you for the informative and well-written editorial in the October 1, 1994 issue of the Standard Bearerconcerning the false prophecy of Mr. Harold Camping. The Bible forbids any date-setting. Also the great St. Augustine, living in the fourth century, A.D., warns against this sort of thing when…

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Letters

The Apocrypha Doctors “She suffered Many Things of Many Physicians” (Standard Bearer, Sept. 1, 1994) dealt with one of my favorite Scripture passages from Mark 5:21-34. Perhaps the saddest commentary in verse 25 is the observation that she “had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew…

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Book Reviews

Sermons on Job, by John Calvin. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1993. 751 pp. $49.95 (hardcover). Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries: Daniel I (Chapters 1-6) by John Calvin. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company and Carlisle, Cumbria: The Paternoster Press, 1993. 300 pp. $24.99 (paper). Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries, by T. H.…

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The Lord’s Day

Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. “Day of rest faces test,” said the headline in theHolland Sentinel of July 25, 1994. Neither the headline nor the accompanying article presents any surprises. Clearly there is a wide divergence of views concerning Sunday as a day of…

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