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<1tnurnrbiu (1Jqtnlngiral itnut111y Continning LEHRE UND VVEHRE MAGAZIN FUER Ev.-LuTH. HOMILETIK THEOLOGICAL QUARTERLY-THEOLOGICAL MONTHLY Vol. VI April, 1935 No.4 CONTENTS Page Notes on Chiliasm. Th. Engelder •••••••••••••..••••••••• 241 1st die Variata synergistisch und majoristisch ~ F. E. Mayer .••••••••••••• 254 The Old Testament at Gettysburg. w. A. Maier. • • • • . • • • •• 267 Anklaenge an Schriftlehren in griechischen und latei- nischen Klassikern. P. E. Kretzmann • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• 276 Der Schriftgrund fuer die Lehre von der satisfactio vicaria. P. E. Kretzmann • • • • • • • • •• 283 Entwuerfe zu Passionspredigten ...................... 286 Dispositionen ueber die altkirchliche Evangelienreihe. . . .. 289 Miscellanea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 303 Theological" Observer. - Kirchlich-Zeitgeschichtliches. . . .. 305 Book Review. - Literatur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 311 Em Prediger muss nicht allem weideR., also dasa er die Schafe unterwelse, wle aie rechte Christen sollen sein, sondern auch daneben den Woelfen tDe~r"", dass sie die Schafe nlcht angreifen und mit falscher Lehre verfuehren und Irrtum ein· tuehren. - LutMr. E> ist kem Ding, das die Leute mehr bei der Kirche behaelt denn die gute Predlgt. - Apologi8, Arl.!f. It the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the hattIe? 10or. 1J,8. Published for the Ev. Luth. Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE, St. Louis, Mo. Book Review. - 2iteratur. 3U Book Review. - £itCftltUt. I5tuhien 3um l5J)ubergut bel.! ~ufal.!. mon 5.j.\rDf. D . .II: a t 1 lllo t n ~ aUf e r. WCatbutg. metIag bon CL lllettegmann, 0.lUtet~fD~. 1934. 170 ~eiten 5Y2X9. 5.j.\teiiJ: RM.5j geliunben: RM.6.50. ~ft ~6egcic ein tr·ocreneiJ i5tubium? ~ft, fd)roietige i5teUenetroa auiJgenom~ men, in aUen Cbegetifd)en ~tagen ;ef)on bas le~te ~ott gef~tod)en? .ll:ann es nod) etnen neuen 0.lebanfen geben Uber i 0 ~aufig etiittette 0.lfeid)niff e roie bas bom betfornen ~ogn? JDie;e unb iignlid)e ~t·agen roitb bet \Jefet beiJ borTiegenben lllud).es lid) felbet liei bet 13eftUre fteUen, um fofort cine fUt ben \~utor red)t gUnftige SUntroDrt au geuen. ~s roetbcn fJiet uetannte i5teUen beiJ 13ufa!J·eban~ gelium~ in fJBd)ft anaiefJenber lffieife bef~rod)en. ub.eraU trifft man aUf trefflid)e !Bemetfungen, bie baiJ merftanbntg bei! i5d)tiftroottes nod) mefJt etfd)fieten unb neue i5eiten bet alten ~agr~eit fJetbotfefJren. JDann unb roann fragt man lid)': \.fiarum fJabe id) felber bies nod) nid)t gefefJen1 lllornfJaufer lienu\jt befonberiJ bie ~e~tuaginta unb bie f1Jatjiibif d)e 2iteratur. WCan metft balb, bat man in biefem SUuiJ~eger bes ~enen ~eftameng dnen Hefen .!l:ennet bes aeitgeniiflifd)en ~ubentumiJ bot fid) fjat. SDafl es beutfd)e 0.leIefJtte giM, bie bet fJertfd)enben 0.le~ ~f!ogenfJeit 3uroiber einfad) unb fef[ elnb fd)teiben unb aud) nid}t aUf jebet ~eite SUu~briide juie "auiJgered)net" ober "einfteUen" gelirandjen mUffen, um ~acrenb au teben, ift aus biefem !Bud) erlidjtHd). SDie ~d)riftaliic!)nttte, bie fJiet befJanbeU rotrben, linb aefJn an bet .BalJf, untet ilJnen bie ~t3alJlung bon ber ~rro.edung beiJ ~UnglingiJ au ~ain unb bie 0.l1eid)niffe bom reid)Clt WCann unb m~men 2aaarus unb bon bem ungered)tClt !Ridj!et. SUUerbingiJ ift aud) !BotnlJaufet ttO~ feinet tonf etbatiben i5teUung 3Ut i5dJrift nic!)t in allen iYaUen ein .Benge fUt bie aUe ~a~rlJeit. mon SUuslegungen, roo roit ntd)t mit ilJm ftimmen, alier cine anbere SUuffaffung nidj,t 13efJtitttum in fid) fd)lieflt, felJen roir natUdid) gerne abo lffienn oCt abet 3. lll. ~dte 18 fagt: "SDie 13efJre bon ben eroigen i;lBUenftrafen ift nid)t bililifd)e lJefJte, roeber bie bes ,SUrten steftamentiJ nod) bie bes ~euen, bot aUem aliet nid)t bie ~~fu feluct", foetfd)tecfen juit. ~s afotbert barum aud) biefes in bielet i;linfid)± auiJgeaeid)ne±e !Bud) jJtUfenbe lJefer. ~. SU r n b t. at. Mark. (The Study Hour Series.) Introduction and notes by W. Gra- ham Scroggie, D. D. Ha,rper and Brothers, New York and London. 285 pages, 4%X7. Price, $,1.25. If a, person wishes to procure a book on St. Ma,rk which is, based on wide rea.ding without making a grea.t display of learning and which, more- over, is not losing sight of the pra,ctical a,pplica,tions, involved, he will ha,rdly be disappointed if he purcha.ses this little volume. The doctrinal point of view is· tha,t of the, Fundamentalists, which implies, both that th€' work s,teers clear of nega.tive Bible criticism and that it more or less espouses the specific doctrines of Reformed theology. The external make'-up of the volume is so pleasing tha.t one enjoys picking it up and reading in it. In the introduction the author says: "It is now an esta,blished fact that Mark's illl the earliest ga.;pel and that it iSI the rna,in source of Ma,tthew and Luke." Tha,t a big question-mark ought to be placed aside of thiS' sta,tement is something he overlooks. As to the da,te of the composition of this ga.;pel he holds that it was written between 40 and 56 A. D. In 312 Book Review. - S3iteratut. general the introductory chapters are interes,ting and helpful. The method the author follows is to print a, section of the gos,pel in heavy type and then to add comments in ordinary print. The words, of Jesus are given in italics. To give an idea of the nature of the comments, a few sentences ma,y be quoted from page 28 referring to the baptism of Jesus: "In keeping with the moral and spiritual significance of this ceremony, J esns was immersed: He was baptized into (eis) and came up out of (ek) the Jordan. This was no affusion or sprinkling. The Messiah's consecration to His public ministry is marked by the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Him (10). There never was a, time when He wa,s not 'filled with the Spirit,' and all tha,t He ever had done was done by the Spirit; but now, on the eve of His, ministry, He receives a special enduement and empowerment. The Spirit is promised for service as well as for holiness, for work as well as for character, and should be received for both. Tha,t He came upon Jesus 'as a, dove? points to tha,t sympathy and gentleness which cha;racterized His ministry and should characterize ours also. We need the baptism of the Spirit for life, the fulness of the Spirit for holiness, and the anointing of the Spirit for se'rvice. Have you what you need?" This quotation shows that the work has its commendable and objectionable fea,tures. The last sentence (but one), it will be, noted, is lacking much in definiteness. Wha,t is said about the manner of the baptism of Jesus is pure assumption. The statement about the coming of the Spirit on our Lord, however, is in keeping with Scripture-teaching. W. ARNDT. A Common Faith. By John Dewey. Fourth Printing. The Yale Uni- versity Press, New Haven. 87 pages, 5%X8%. Price, $1.50. It is noteworthy that of the many books of its class published last year hardly another received the almost sta,rtling applause that was accorded Dr. Dewey'S A Common Faith. Dewey is professor of philosophy at Co- lumbia, University and is rega,rded by many as the grea,test living American philosopher. His literary productiveness is, i=ense; his clientele, inte'r- na,tional. His practical monograph on religion wa,s so' ravenously read tha,t within three months four printings became necessary. The ChriS'tian Century hailed it as an "implicit outline of a noble religion." Harper's acclaimed it as "the most thought-provoking book for liberal-minded Amer- icans." The Book-of-the-Month Club News (Dorothy Canfield) declared that "intelligent, thoughtful, troubled men and women will find comfort and spiritual strength a,-plenty in this new book of our greatest American philosopher." The Boston Transcript said of it: "Never before', it may safely be said, were the factors constituting real religion more' illuminat- ingly presented and more profoundly discussed." The Free'thought EDok Club selected it as' their choice for Janua,ry, 19'35. Yet, after all, the reviewer was sadly disappointed upon reading it, for it contains nothing tha,t is new, nothing that intima,teSl tha,t here a, grea,t mind ha