Each spring and fall CHRISTIANITY TODAY presents a forecast of religious books. These forecasts are not made to sell books—we leave the commercials to the publishers. They are presented for the convenience of those who want to know what is coming in their particular fields of interest, and to alert the lovers of religious books. Many ministers, students, and professors of religion have found it helpful to post these forecasts in their studies to avoid missing significant books as they come from the press.
Anyone who looks to the hand of the future will sometimes see things that are not there, and some things out of proportion. Some of the books here listed as significant on the basis of advertising claims and promises may not be such at all. On the other hand, some omitted may be significant—but then some of the future always slips through the fingers of those who try to judge her hand.
In the category of THEOLOGY there appears to be a full hand. Holt, Rinehart and Winston promises Evangelical Theology: An Introduction by Karl Barth (the lectures Barth delivered in America) and Basic Christian Doctrines, edited by Carl F. H. Henry. Inter-Varsity Press promises K. S. Kantzer’s An Interpretation of Karl Barth (apparently for college students), and Macmillan, C. W. Kegley’s The Theology of Emil Brunner. From the presses of Concordia will come The Structure of Lutheranism by W. Elert, and from Westminster: the third volume of E. Brunner’s dogmatics, The Christian Doctrine of the Church, Faith, and the Consummation; J. B. Cobb Jr.’s Living Options in Protestant Theology: A Survey of Methods; and—this must be far out for I see dimly now—D. Jenkins’ Beyond Religion. Zondervan predicts the appearance of the first volume of J. O. Buswell ...1
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