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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 thesis is that the revivals of the 17th century, which began in New England at the time of Jonathan Edwards and were common on the Eastern Seaboard of America during the visits of George Whitefield, were genuine outpourings of the Spirit of God. They were, however, followed by revivals sparked...

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The First Epistle of John, by Robert S. Candlish. Pub­lished by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Mich. Price $5.95. This book is a commentary on the First Epistle of John, yet it is much more than a commentary. Being divided into four parts, it offers several lectures on John’s first epistle. In a biographical sketch of Dr.

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CHRISTUS IN ZIIJN LIJDEN (Christ In His Suffering), Dr. K. Sehilder. Published by J.H. Kok, Kampen, The Nether­lands. Price f. 13.75. This work is already so well known among us, both in its original language and its translation into English, that it hardly needs to be reviewed. I am sure that several of our readers already have it in their possession and read it. To those that do not have it and are not acquainted with it, I gladly recommend it.

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THE GLORY OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE, by Rev. George C. Lubbers; Grand Rapids, Mich., 1984. (674 pages, paperback, $11.00) Reviewed by Prof. R.D. Decker. Rev. Lubbers, who has faithfully served his Lord for some fifty years in the ministry of the Word in the Protestant Reformed Churches, needs no introduction to Protestant Reformed readers. His wide and varied experience as a pastor, preacher, and missionary (both domestic and foreign) is everywhere apparent in this fine commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. In this book one finds solid exegesis from the Greek text.

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BORN SLAVES, Clifford Pond; Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., Phillipsburg, N.J.; 93 pp., $3.50 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema) This little book offers a summary of Martin Luther’s classic work, The Bondage of the Will. In a brief preface about “The question” the author, or compiler, of this work tells us the gist of the book: “The question is-does man have something called ‘free-will? Can a man freely and without help turn to Christ for salvation from his sins? Erasmus answers: ‘Yes!’ Luther says a resounding: ‘no!’ Luther was convinced that ‘free-will’ strikes at the heart of the biblical doctrine...

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SOLVING MARRIAGE PROBLEMS, by Jay E. Adams; Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1983; 122 pp., (paper) $4.50. (Reviewed by Prof. R.D. Decker) Still another book from the pen of Jay Adams, Director of Advanced Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in California! This book is intended for pastors and other Christian counselors, but may be profitably read by any Christian. One does not always agree with Adams’ views, especially his view of divorce and the remarriage of divorced persons. Nonetheless, Adams’ approach is Biblical and he insists that marriage problems are caused by sin and can be cured only by grace...

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HOSEA, LOVE’S COMPLAINT, by Herman Veldkamp; Paideia Press, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada; paper, 240 pp., $7.95 ($9.95, Canadian). (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema) This attractively published little work is a translation from the Dutch of a book by this rather well-known minister of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands under the title (in Dutch), “The Son of Beeri.” It consists of 43 rather brief chapters on various texts from the prophecy of Hosea. The work is not a commentary, though there are indeed some interesting and helpful exegetical insights in it. It is rather in the nature of a book...

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God and Politics: Four Views on the Reformation of Civil Government, Gary Scott Smith, Editor. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company 1989. 300 pages, $13.95, (paper). (Reviewed by the Editor.) The four views of civil government and its duty, all held and advocated by Reformed men, are theonomy; principled pluralism; Christian America; and national confessionalism. Greg L. Bahnsen presents the case for the theonomic position. Gordon J. Spykman argues for the position of pluralism. Harold O.J. Brown contends for the Christian America position. And William Edgar defends the view of a national confession. Each sets forth a prominent...

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