Dr. Leon Morris, Vice-Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne, has further consolidated his reputation for conservative scholarship by the publication of The Lord from Heaven (I.V.F.). This is a study in Christology, based upon an examination of what the New Testament itself says upon this theme. Dr. Morris has read widely, and his work is a model of unobtrusive scholarship. He has studied all the relevant issues; he is aware of current discussions; and he relates all this to an explication of the biblical revelation. The result is a popular introduction to a major theological theme.
One of the hopeful ‘signs of the times’ is the number of younger theologians who are now approaching maturity in Australia. Of this number Dr. Morris is an outstanding representative. A graduate of Science of Sydney University, he took his B.D. and M.Th. at London University, and in due course his Ph.D. at Cambridge. His doctoral thesis has been published under the title of The Apostolic Preaching and the Cross (Tyndale Press). Dr. Morris is in his early forties, and we can confidently look forward to a steady stream of further publications. Two further commentaries are in the press, to be published this year in America and England respectively. His particular field is the Greek New Testament: he has an astonishingly exact knowledge of the Greek language (etymologically and philologically), which he uses to good effect when expounding the Greek text.
An appointment of interest to readers of CHRISTIANITY TODAY is the elevation of Canon Marcus Loane to the episcopate as Bishop Coadjutor of Sydney. Canon Loane is a man of proved worth and strong convictions. At the present time he is Principal of Moore College, Sydney, the largest theological ...1
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