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(!tnurnrbtu ml1rnlngitul flnut41y Continuing LEHRE UND VVEHRE MAGAZIN FUER Ev.-LuTH. HOMILETIK THEOLOGICAL QUARTERLY-THEOLOGICAL MONTHLY Vol. IX February, 1938 No.2 CONTENTS PBI'e The Pastor's Professional Bible-Study. Th. Laetsch _. _______ . _____ . __ ._. __ . 81 "Von der babyloniscben Gefangenschaft bis auf Christum." P. E. Krehmann . __ .____________ 89 The Import and Content of Luther's Exegetical Lectures on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Walter E. Buszin--___________ ______ 100 The Domine of Justification According to Thomas Aquinas. Thco. Dierks ___ . _______ 114 Sermon Study on 1 John 2:12-17. ___ . ____________________ 123 Miscellanea ________________________ ____ _ 134 Theological Observer. - Kirchlich-Zeitgescbichtliches _______ 138 Book Review. - Literatur _. __ _ .. ____ .. __ ._ .. _____ . __ 150 BIn Prediger muu nlcht allein tDri- deft, also das! er die Schate unter- welle. wle lI1e rechte Cbriaten sollen te1n. sondem aueh daDeben den Woel- fen tDehren, class sic die Schafe niclit angrelfen und mit falscher Lehre ver- fuehren und Irrtwn elnfuehren. Luther Es 1st keln DIna. das eIle Leute mehr bel der K1rche behaelt denn die gute Predigt. - ApologW, ArC. 14. I:t the trumpet elve an uncertaln sound who ahall prepare hlmaIf to the battle? -1 Cor. 14,'. Published for the :~ ~, Ii' Ev. Lllth. Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States CONCORDIA PUBLISHING BOUSE, St. Louis, Mo. ~ Be I" 150 Book Review-13iteratur Book Review - ~itertttur New Chapters in New Testament Study. By Edgar J. Goodspeed. Mac- millan Company, New York. 1937. 223 pages, 5lhx8. Price, $2.00. Written with that grace and charm which we have come to associate with whatever Dr. Goodspeed (professor emeritus of Biblical Greek and chairman emeritus of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago) produces, whether it be an essay in the Atlantic Monthly or a learned discussion of some abstruse textual problem, the chapters of this book make delightful reading. As the preface informs us, we are here dealing with the Ayer Lectures of Rochester Theological Seminary for 1937, four in number, to which the author has added four other chapters, treating subjects of a nature similar to those dwelt on in the lectures. The table of contents will serve best to introduce the reader to the volume: 1. Publication and Early Christian Literature; 2. The Place of Ephesus in Early Christian Literature; 3. A New Organization of New Testament Introduction; 4. New Testament Translation and Manuscript Discovery; 5. Why Translate the New Testament; 6. The Original Lan- guage of the New Testament; 7. Pseudonymity and Pseudepigraphy in Early Christian Literature; 8. Modern Apocrypha. Everybody who takes pleasure in scholarly research will read these chapters with great in- terest. They do not discuss doctrinal subjects, but are concerned with historical, critical, and linguistic matters pertaining to the New Testa- ment, its canon, and its manuscripts, furnishing information which it is good for pastors and Bible-teachers to possess. The chapter on modern apocrypha tells about fraudulent works pretending to give authentic and contemporaneous reports on the life of our Savior and the apostles and can be useful to the pastor whose people are troubled by purveyors of such abominable trash. Some of the critical opinions advanced, espe- cially such as betray a modernistic view, we have to reject. Thus we cannot agree that Ephesians is a non-Pauline epistle. Dr. Goodspeed's contention that Ephesus played a far greater role in the history of the early Church than we usually assume, may be correct and deserves close examination. When he reminds us that according to Ignatius's Letter to the Ephesians Onesimus was the bishop of the church there and that this. Onesimus may be the same as the slave of Philemon, whose cause Paul pleads in the Epistle to Philemon, we cannot deny that the combination has some merit. But to proceed and to hold that this Onesimus may have collected the epistles of Paul and have been the author of Ephesians, an opinion which is tentatively expressed, is an altogether different matter. A conservative Bible-reader is glad to see the fine array of proofs marshaled to show that the fourfold gospel (that is, our four gospels conceived of as a unity) was in existence as early as 125, Ephesus probably being the place where the collection was made. Hardly anyone will read the chapters on New Testament Translation' and Manuscript Study and on the Original Language of the New Testament (whether, as some contend, it was Aramaic or whether Book Review- ~itetatUt 151 it was Greek) without much gain for his understanding of these im- portant subjects. All in all, while we deplore the negative views of Dr. Goodspeed, we are grateful to him for his instructive and stimulating discussions. W. ARNDT The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians. Studies in the Chris- tian Life. By Harold F. Pellegrin. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids. 892 pages, 51f4x8. Price, $3.50. The author of this very detailed exposition of the Epistle to the Ephesians is a Presbyterian, and this fact colors his interpretation throughout the book. Yet by that wonderful inconsistency which charac- terizes so many Calvinistic productions, the way of salvation is clearly set forth in connection with many of the amazing statements in which this letter of the great apostle abounds. The Lutheran theologian will be able to use page after page of the exposition to the best advantage of his work in specific situations. But the chief characteristic of the book is indicated in the subhead: Studies in the Christian Life. For that is the author's strong point, the application of the apostle's words to the situations of every-day life and problems. To pastors who are working through the Letter to the Ephesians we would suggest that they add this exposition to that of Stoeckhardt, Harrison, and others (e. g., Beyer), so that the special gift which is here evidenced may be utilized also in our Bible classes. P. E. KRETZMANN Literary Treasures of the Bible. By Oscar L. Olson, Ph. D. Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, Minn. 48 pages. Price, 50 cts. Order from Concordia Publishing House, 3558 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Olson has given us a very delightful booklet, which is worth many times the money which it costs and is worth reading repeatedly. It is true, Christians know that the Bible is beautiful and precious. Many may therefore feel no need of anyone's calling their attention to its value. But it is also true that many of its precious gems are overlooked. Even such a man as Luther seems not to have seen all. Wherefore every one who points out to us this or that treasure in this precious Volume merits our gratitude. Dr. Olson tells us of the wonderful and rich information concerning human nature which is contained in the Bible, the wealth of its biography, the delight of its many short stories, the worth of its instruction and direction for the life of young and old, the many eloquent sermons, the exquisite poetry, and the reliable his- tory which we find there. He calls our attention to some of the literary gems in its chapters. Then he would have us note the remarkable influence which this Book has had upon English and American literature; and finally he does not forget to speak of that which is most precious of all. This booklet costs so little, and its content is so helpful, that we wish all our families could put it in some convenient place in the home. May many of our young people find it there and take it up to read it! We are confident that it will win many friends for the Bible, that it will help many a one to see more of the beauty of God's, own Book. M.S. SOMMER 152 Book Review - 2itctntut The Heart of the Christian Faith. By Francis Shunk Downs, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, Cal. American Tract Society, New York. 1937. 209 pages, 5%X7%. Price, $1.50. The teaching of Scripture on verbal inspiration, the person of Jesus Christ, the God-man, the vicarious atonement and universal redemption, the resurrection of Christ, and justification by faith is here, in general, ably presented. The language is simple and lucid, unequivocal and vigorous. The fundamental doctrine of the means of grace, however, gets the usual Fundamentalist-Reformed treatment. The author quotes Titus 3, 5 verbatim and still declares that "the Bible does not teach baptismal regeneration." And the teaching that the Gospel and the Sacraments offer and bestow the forgiveness of sins is completely ignored. There is also the old Reformed error on the relation of repentance and faith. And the last chapter, on "Things to Come," contains six pages on heaven and fifteen on the millennium. While Dr. Downs repudiates "the extravagances of the unbalanced enthusiast, he has taken over the gen- eral ideology of premillennialism. - Two additional remarks: 1) Dr. C. S. Macfarland states that "Fundamentalism, so far as our major religious bodies are concerned, has almost ceased to be an internal issue." (Trends of Christian Thinking, p.190.) No doubt the Modernists in the Presby- terian bodies would like to ignore the testimony of the Fundamentalists; but publications like the one before us show that the Fundamentalists are not minded to ignore the deceptions and machinations of the Mod- ernists. 2) Occasionally a Neo-Lutheran attempts to discredit the doc- trine of verbal inspiration by pointing out that the Reformed use the same language and employ the same arguments as we do. That will not deter us from giving our hearty approval to treatises on the verbal inspiration of the Bible like the one before us, which bases its argument on the plain statements of Scripture. If a doctrine carries less weight because it is held by a Presbyterian, what will become of the teaching on the deity of Christ and the vicarious atonement? And if one rejects the doctrine of verbal inspiration because the insistence on particular Bible-passages is "legalistic and atomistic," he will have to reject the doctrine of the deity of Christ, too. TH. ENGELDER 'l(rlJcit tmb Sittc in $n!iiftiun. mou 0luitaf 5l)nImnn. \Snub V: ,,®eoftoff, 6jlinnen, ®eoen, .1'Hdbuug." I5d)riften be~ 5l)eutfe!)en ~nli.iftinn<;Suftituts, 8. \Snnb. \Seitrage BUt \'l'iirberung e!)riftlie!)er st(Jeo(ogie. 2. lJl:eige. 36. \Sanb. ffiW 128 'Ifb6Hbungen. 5l)rucl' unb merlag bon ~. \Serte(smann in 0lilterslolj. 1937. 396 unb XII 6eitcn G% X9l;2, in 2einlllnnb mit 5l)ecl'e{~ unb IRilcl'entitef gebunben. ~reis, fartoniett: RM.22; ge6unben: RM.25. 5l)ies ift llun eill Hener \Snnb in biefem monumentalen ®erte, beffen ftil~ere )5[inbe lllir f[imtlid) em1Jfllf)fen (Jabett, unb aud) biefer neue \Saub berbient fole!)e \);m~fe91uno. \);s gibt meindl ®ifiens rein iiI)nHe!)es ®erf in irgenbeiner 61lrae!)e, bas fo unterrid)tct tiber ben im stUd genannten 0legenftanb. Sl)as fommt eben ba~et, baa D. ::t;afman faft fein gnnBes 2eben bieier 6ae!)e gelllibmet unb fie!) nie!)t nur einige 3eH, jonbcrn ia~refang in ~aftiftina aufge~a(ten ljat uub ben gauBen 610ff oeljerrjcf)t, fOino!)! bie 0i6Hfd)c 3ei! tuie Die talmubtfe!)e uub !lie (Jeutige 6itte unb 0lettloI)nljeit in ~ct1iiftina. 5l)er borliegenbe \Sanb be(Janbelt, lllie bet Unter~ Book Review -13iteratut 153 titel fagt, alles, luas fief) auf bie .ltIeibung in fI,lnHiftinn be3ie~t, 3uniid)ft bie .\";)cr, ftellung, tuobei bas lJRaterinl unb bas \lieben, 6tiden, 9Hi~en uftu. bc~nnbert tuitb; fobann bie ein3elnen 6tUde bet .Rleibung felbft, bie lJRiinnetfleibun\l, bie \'l'rauen, fleibung, bie verfd)iebenen :traef)ten. Unb immer tuetben bie brei @efid)±S»unfte im ~Tuge be~alten: tuns je~t 6itte uub @eluo~n~eit ift, tuas in bet ~ibel barUber Ilefa\lt tuitb unb tuas rUt (,\;d1Cirun\len im ::talmub gegeben luerben. \liit nenmn ein »aat ~eifl>iele. 6.332 bB 339 tuitb Die .\";)nattrnef)t bet \'l'tauen be~anbeU; 6. 340 bB 353 bet 6ef)mud, bas 6d)minfen unb :tiito\IJieren. ilubei fommt aUd) :Jef. 3, ioo bie (,\;itelfeit bet ::tiid)tet :JetufaIems gefd)Hbet tuitb, in ~ettad)t, rootiiber fciner3eit 6tocr~urbt einmaI dmn bead)tensilletlen ~rtife( im IIBut~e, runer" gefd)rieben unb rootin Ct feine ~enntniffe unb 3utteffenbe ~eutteilun\l an ben ::tag gegeben l)at. \lienn man bann nad) bem lRegiftet bas 6Ud)tllott "fI,luu, Ius" uuffd)liigt, fo finbet man metlueiie aUf fI,laun .\";)anbroetf bes :te»»id)mad)ens ober bielme~t bet .(leHbcdentoebetei (6. 18) unb eine ~usfii~tung, luie et biefes .\";)anbroed rool)I in feinet .\";)eimat :tarfus, beten ®e\lenb bute!) i~te .(liegen~aat' beden befannt roar, geIcrnt l)atte unb batUm bei ~quHa unb fI,lriScilla in ~rbeit trat, ~l>oft. 18, 2. 3. (6. 116). SDann luitb nod) bas 6d)roeibtue!) etluii~nt, ~l>oft. 19, 12 (6. 239. 260). ubet bie .\";)ant±tad)ten ~eii3t es: ,,\lienn :Jiebe! il)ten ~olJf fclJiin mncl)t, um an3iel)enb iU fein (2 .Riin. 9, 30), bebeutet bas .\";)aatlJjrege, luie fie :Jubit~ nne!) bem ~abc Ubte, ~ub. 10, 3; 16, 19. \licibnd)e (,\;iteifeit tann fiel) im .\";)aatjred)ten betiitigen, 1 :tim. 2, 9; 1 fI,ldt. 3, 3. 60 luitb es immer geluefen fein, obroogI im ~lten ::teftament bas \'l'Ied)ten bes .\";)aars 3U .(liilJfen nie ausbtUd, !ir!) gennnnt iff, abet wo~f :Jef. 3, 24 burd) bas ,'Vreef)felroert' angebeutet luirb." (6. 337.) Unb fo !Bnnten tlJit noe!) 3a~Uofe ~eifl>iere anfU~ten, roo bibIife!)e 6tellen tur! edliitt llletben; benn ber merfaffer tennt bas ~{te roie bas ')lene ::teftament, lueId) le~teres fein eigentlie!)e!5 \'l'aef) ift; er fJe~errfef)t bas bibIife!)e ~ramiiife!) unb l)at cine ®tammatif biefes ilialetts gefef)tieben, unb bie ~eutige arabifd)e llmgangsflJrad)e ift i~m ebenfalls \lana eigen. .(lu bem ~n~alt tommen Dann noel) 116 ausgqeie!)nete ~ilDer, aUf ®lan3l>al>ier \lebtndt (62 6eiten), Die teiB bom merfaffer felbft, teHS bon anbem, 3um :teil auef) bon bet American Colony in :Jctufalem aUfgenommcn luorben finb. ~m 6d)Iuji finbet fief) ein breifad)es ffiegiftet, cin mer3eid)niS ber l)ebtiiife!)en unb acamiiifd)en \liiirtet, fa' balm cine mfte bet acabifd)Clt lilliirtet, luie fie ie\jt in fI,lafiiftina gebtaue!)t werben, femet ein mct3eid)niS bet bel)anbeUen 6ae!)en unb victtens, roas befonbets gute SDicnfte ieiftet, tin meqeid)nis bet etroii~nten unb bel)anbeUen ~ibeiftellen aUf 7 6eiten. B. \'l'ii r b tilt g e r Why Do Men Suffer? By Leslie D. Weatherhead. The Abingdon Press, New York, N. Y. 224 pages, 5X7%. Price, $1.25. How to Meet and Master Adversities. By Walter R. Cremeans. The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 148 pages. Paper cover, 5X7lj2. Living Religion. Manual for Putting Religion into Action in Personal Life and in Social Reconstruction. By Hornell Hart. The Abing- don Press, New York, N. Y. 260 pages, 5X7%. Price, $1.50. We have grouped these three titles together, although the third book has a wider scope, that of teaching a technique for applying spiritual power to personal and social regeneration. Hart's Living Religion is a strange mixture of Buddhism. mysticism, pantheism, and a few Christian phrases. According to Hart, Jesus set up fifteen "stringent 154 Book Review - ~itetat1!t requirements for the disciple who was to receive the Spirit and to become fully a member of the Kingdom of Universal Brotherhood" (pp.1l-13). In order to help "regenerate our social order," the follow- ing seven steps are advised: Selection (of a subject or problem), relaxa- tion, concentration, invocation, meditation, illumination (the solution of the probl€m, at least part of it), application. Rather naively the author states that these steps "are not offered dogmatically. It is merely sug- gested that the reader tryout these methods as possible keys to unlock doors hitherto closed. If these keys fail to work for the reader, let him not rest content until he has found the right keys. At all times it is vital that we keep on guard against the error of depending upon a technique rather than upon the reality to which it is designed to lead" (p.31£.). Unfortunately the reader is not told how he can depend on a reality to which a technique is designed to lead, while it is just this reality that we are trying to find. Both Weatherhead and Cremeans claim to approach the problem of suffering and adversities from the standpoint of Christian psychology, and both woefully misunderstand and misrepresent Christianity. Neither knows and understands the fundamental doctrines of sin and grace, of God's holiness, of Christ's vicarious atonement. Jesus is no more than an example of the correct attitude toward suffering. By this attitude He redeemed the world, and all who take His attitude toward suffering will "by that secret alchemy of Jesus make t...'ldr pain :Usa redemption" (Weatherhead, p.150). After reading these books, one . turns with deeper appreciation to Paul's "solution" of this problem, offered, e. g., in Rom. 8:18-39; and Paul's Christ is not merely a redemptive example, but the vicarious Sufferer, Gal. 3: 13; 4: 4,5. TH. LAETSCH @lefdjidjte bet nIten Sfitdje. mon &'dan~ me~mann. 2. Ecclesia catholica. metIag bon !fiaHer be @ru!)tet & ([0., lSedin unb ~eiNig. 1936. vm unb 339 @:Sciten. sprd~: RM.4.80. 5l)ies ift bet 3tueite lSanb cines !fietfe~, bas in ettlla jiinf lSanben ben Seib raum bon ([ljrifti @eburt Dis gegen 600 umfjJannen foIL '!liefet \Sanb bringt bie @efcl)idjte bet .lHtdjc biS ettua 260, bis lum Cl:nbe bet erften allgemeinen ([ljtiftenberfolgung untet 5l)ecius unb maletian. 5l)et metfaffet ift bet befannte bmtfdje ~irdjenljiftotifet D. &'dans Bietmann, .\'datnacrs \)cadjfoIgct in \Serlin. SDer erfte lSanb etfdjien im :Sal)re 1932 unb tuutbe te3enjiett in hiefet Seitfd)tift :;S~tg. V, 973 f. ~as bott gefagt tuutbe, tuiu idj ljiet mit nodj ft1itfetem lJCad}. brucr tuiebetljoIen. Um bem ~efet cine IItnbeutung bon bem teidjen :;Sn~aIt biefes lSucf)es 3U geben, feien bie ~apiteltitel angefiiljtt: 1. 5l)as romifcl)e ~eItteidj im 3tueiten unb britten :Sa~tljunbett. 2. 5l)ie .Ritdje. 3. 5l)as lJCeue Xeftament. 4. @lau{lCllsrege( unb X~eofogie. 5. SDct .RllftUS. 6. 5l)as G:f)tiftentum unb bie !fielt. 7. 5l)ie IItpo{ogeten. 8. SHeinajien unb bet lJJContanismus. 9. @aUien. 10. IItftifa. 11. lRom. 12. @:S!)den unD fein &'dintetlanb. 13. ugl)jJten. 5l)er ;1iifd)en ~temtdje. ~Unet bet lJ{amenIij"te bet fBeamten unb @Iiebet bet betid)iebenen ~teifitd)en, etlid)en @e~ bid)ten unb fUr3eren ~rtifeln nnb ~t31i1)rungen entljCiH er brei Hingm ~ttHel: einen bon D. miITtomm Ubcr eine I.jlrebigt, bie 53utljer auf bet .Roburg lle1)alten 1)at, ro1i1)renb bie lutljerifd)en ~Utften unb ;rljeologen oU ~htgsbntg aUf 'oem ffieidjstag )varen; cincn langen nnb anfd)aulidjen lBetidjt Uber 53ebensroetfe, ,8u~ ftiinbe unb l)J1iiiion in fBtafilien bon P. Sl'emnet, bet ftUlJet felber lJl1iffionat in @5tibametlta roar; unb dnen britten ~rtifel tiber ,,@tOne ~tfinber unb bas (,I;1)tlftentnm", bet abet 3um griinten ;rei! 53eben unb ~rbeit Dr. (,1;. m. I.jlaul &;)elJ~ lanbg befd)reibt, bes .Ralfenftiljred ber ~remrd)e, bet mit ieinen me1)t alS 400 \>Cttentierten (!!tfirtbungen geroiji unter bie gronen ~rfinber getedjnet roet~ ben barf. 5t 1) c o. &;) 0 IJ e t Book Review - Xlitetatut 159 Lutheran Annual 1938. Price, 15 cts. Amerikanischer Kalender fuer deutsche Lutheraner 1938. Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Mo. Price, 15 cts. It seems superfluous in a magazine for the clergy of the Missouri Synod to do more than mention the titles of these two annuals; yet the booklets are of such a character that, as Dr. Engelder said in his review in 1935 (C. T. M., VI, 159), they deserve better treatment. A great deal of thought has gone into the make-up of the annuals, as they include in their pages so many things that are really indispensable for a member of our Church. Of particular interest on the twenty-four pages of reading-matter is an article on the statistics of the Missouri Synod and of the Synodical Conference and one on the centennial of the Saxon immigration, by Prof. W. G. Polack in the English, by Rev. E. Eckhardt in the German edition. THEo. HOYER Light and Strength Calendar 1938. The Lutheran Book Concern, Co- lumbus, O. Price, 60 cts. Order from Concordia Publishing House, 3558 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, Mo. This calendar, consisting of brief meditations on a Scripture-passage concluded with a prayer, has an offering for every day of the year. The meditations are printed on separate little sheets of paper and placed in an attractive container, which is to be hung on the wall. As far as I have read them, they are Scriptural, helpful, and edifying. W.ARNDT \/ltntBfalenber fUr el.langelifcf)e &ciitlicf)e 1938. ~n ~tad)folge bon ~o~. Sd)neb ber fortgefil~rt bon ~aul :ttofd)fe. 65. ~a~rgang. merIag bon 1£. 5Betteg~ mann, ®ilterslo~. ~n XleinlUanb mit ®olbtitel gebunben. ~reis: M.1.80. 5)iefet fd)iln ausgcftClttete Rafcnbct ift 3uniid)ft fUr beutfd)liinbifd)e met~iilf, nilfe beftimmt, lii~t fid) aliet UoernU gut gcDraud)en. ~r Vietet fUt iebcn :tag eincn 5BioeHefe3ettel, brudt fUr ieben :tag 3IUei 5BioelfjJtild)e ao, gleid)fatn al~ XlofungslUorte, giot ®ebenUage aus Stitd)e unb !illelt an unb ent~iilt genUgenb ffiaum fUr \)Cotisen unb ~tnttagungen. @;s ift ber fd)ilnfte :tafd)en; unn lJloti3; talenber, ben lUit tennen. Xl. ir U tot i n g e r A Survey of Classical Roman Literature. By Dean Putnam Lockwood, Ph. D. Two volumes, 5Jf.!x8lJ4. Vol. I, 334 pages; Vol. II, 383 pages. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Publishers, New York. Price of each volume, $2.50. May be ordered through Concordia Publishing House, 3558 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, Mo. In spite of all the efforts of certain educators to eliminate Latin from the course of study of high schools and colleges, it still remains a most important subject, and rightly so. The treasures of thought laid down in its literature still challenge and stimulate the minds of all those who are looking for beauty, power, and depth. And for the theologian in particular the subject of Latin ought to hold a particular interest, since some of the greatest treasures of theology were given to the world in that language, from the days of Jerome and Augustine to those of the Lutheran dogmaticians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is hardly possible to be a well-informed Lutheran theologian without a 160 Book Review - ~itetatut good working knowledge of the language. Hence we still teach and drill Latin in our preparatory schools and emphatically encourage its use in studying some of the greatest theologians of the past. And one of the best ways for a pastor to keep his interest in Latin alive is to have in his library one or more books which will stimulate him to delve into the riches of Latin literature. To this end the set of two books by Dr. Lockwood will serve excellently well. The author has succeeded in putting into the small compass of somewhat more than 500 pages of text, with somewhat more than 200 pages of notes, the gist of the Latin literature arranged into six periods. The introductory remarks to each period are brief and to the point as are the biographical remarks pre- ceding the excerpts offered from the writings of the great masters. The following paragraph in the preface of Vol. I well represents the idea in issuing the set: "Frankly, the present Survey is designed to be at once a finishing course for those - and they are the great majority - who will take no more Latin and an orientation course for those who will con- tinue their study of the subject and will either delve deeper in the classical field or extend their range of work into the patristic or medieval or modern domains of Latin literature." Here we meet old friends, such as the "Messianic" Edog of Vergil and the letter of Pliny the Younger referring to the Christians of Nicomediaj but we are introduced also to others whom we probably knew by name only, and we find them to be most agreeable writers. We heartily recommend this set to all such as still love their Latin. P. E. KRETZMANN ~ingegangette 2Heratnr 2ntfjertnm ftit Oftobet 1937 l)at einen ltingmn ~ttifel bon \jSaul ~ltl)aug, ~dangen tibet "SDet ,l'j~tt ift eg, bet mirl) rirl)tet. SUt ~efinnung tibet 1 .Rot. 4, 4.// ~n 3toeitet @Stelfe finben toit einen ~erirl)t bon Dr. irtan3 irifrl)et,!!Bien tibet bie beiben !!BeUfonfmn3en 3U O);fotb unb ~binbutgl). - ~n :'tfjeulugie ber @egenlUart bef41tirl)t \jStof. D. ,l'jein3efmann,,l'jalle bie irtille bet beutfrl)Ttin< bifrl)en lJteuetfrl)einungen aUf bem ®eViet bet flJftematifrl)en ::tfjeologie. - ~n bet lJtobemoernummet bon 2ntfjertnm toitb bet ~ttifel tibet bie !!Beltfonfmn3en 3U ~nbe geftil)tt, unb \jSaul lllol3 bringt eine ~tbeit tiBet //SDag ~lte ::teftament unb unfete llletftinbigung//. SDa3u fommt ein fut.et ~rtifeI bon @Simon @Srl)offel tibet "Offenbatung ®otteg im l)eiligen ~benbmal)l//. NOTICE TO OUR SUBSCRmERS In order to render satisfactory service. we must have our current mailing-list correct. The expense of maintaining this list has been materially increased. 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