Every fancier of religions reading cannot help being elated by the vigorous upsurge these days in the publication of religious books. The offerings of the past year spanned the spectrum from obtuse, radical theological tomes to popular, practical devotional aids. Our crop of Choice Evangelical Books for 1967 (see page 12) is clearly superior to that of 1966. If the books scheduled to appear this spring live up to publishers’ expectations, we should be in for an even more stimulating season of reading.

In the controversial field of theology, the bleat goes on. New volumes by such well-known writers as Paul Tillich, John A. T. Robinson, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Albert Outler, Kyle Haselden, John Macquarrie, Paul van Buren, Roger Shinn, Hans Küng, and Edward Schillebeeckx may bring about wool gathering in some readers’ minds but probably will produce some solid food for thought. On the conservative side, new works by G. C. Berkouwer, Kenneth Hamilton, Jacob Jocz, and Samuel Mikolaski show promise of advancing evangelical theology.

Books that evangelical readers should especially watch for include The Pattern of New Testament Truth by George Ladd, The Social Conscience of the Evangelical by Sherwood Wirt, Volume V of Kittel’s Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, What’s New in Religion? by Kenneth Hamilton, The New Testament by Oscar Cullmann, Who Shall Ascend? by Elisabeth Elliot, The New Evangelical Theology by Millard Erickson, and Studies in the Fourth Gospel by Leon Morris.

For well-heeled Bible connoisseurs who have yearned for a Latin Vulgate version illustrated by Salvador Dali, the Italian firm of Rizoli Editore is publishing an exquisite five-volume “Ad Personam” edition (limited to ninety-nine copies) with a top price ...

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