The best evangelical contributions of 1964, in the judgment of CHRISTIANITY TODAY, are listed below. The selections propound evangelical perspectives in a significant way or apply biblical doctrines effectively to modern currents of thought and life. These are not the only meritorious volumes, nor do they in every case necessarily reflect the convictions of all evangelical groups.

ARCHER, GLEASON L., JR.: A Survey of Old Testament Introduction (Moody, 507 pp., $6.95). An introduction to the books of the Old Testament and an appraisal of more liberal critical positions.

BARNHOUSE, DONALD GREY: God’s Discipline: Romans 12:1–14:12 (Eerdmans, 230 pp., $4.50). Practical religious essays based on material from Paul’s letter to the Romans.

BRUCE, F. F.: Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (Eerdmans, 447 pp., §6). A distinguished piece of biblical scholarship; useful to laymen and clergy.

BUSWELL, J. OLIVER, III: Slavery, Segregation, and Scripture (Eerdmans, 101 pp., $2.50). Buswell effectively blasts the alleged “biblical” grounds for segregation.

DIBELIUS, OTTO: In the Service of the Lord: The Autobiography of Otto Dibelius (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 280 pp., $5.50). A story of courageous opposition to Nazism and Communism by the former Bishop of Berlin.

DOUGLAS, J. D.: Light in the North (Eerdmans, 220 pp., $3.75). The story of the Scottish Covenanters’ insistence against the state that Christ alone is the Lord of the Church.

GREENLEE, J. HAROLD: An Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism (Eerdmans, 160 pp., $3.50). A serviceable primer for beginning students of New Testament textual criticism.

GRIMM, ROBERT: Love and Sexuality: Sexual Maturity in Protestant Thought (Association, 127 pp., $3.50). An excellent, theologically grounded discussion that lost nothing in translation from the French.

HAKES, J. EDWARD, editor: An Introduction to Evangelical Christian Education (Moody, 423 pp., $5.95). An investigation of multiple facets of Christian education by thirty-two evangelicals.

HARRISON, EVERETT F.: Introduction to the New Testament (Eerdmans, 481 pp., $5.95). A broad presentation of the background and message of the New Testament.

HENRY, CARL F. H., editor: Christian Faith and Modern Theology (Channel, 426 pp., $5.95). Twenty stimulating essays on the state of theology today, with particular reference to some basic Christian doctrines.

HENRY, CARL F. H.: Aspects of Christian Social Ethics (Eerdmans, 190 pp., $3.95). A competent and provocative evangelical examination of Christianity’s proper role in modern social concerns.

KILBY, CLYDE S.: The Christian World of C. S. Lewis (Eerdmans, 216 pp., $4.50). A sympathetic and interpretative presentation of Lewis’s religious thought.

LADD, GEORGE ELDON: Jesus and the Kingdom (Harper and Row, 367 pp., $5). A competent book dedicated to the thesis that the eschatological Kingdom that comes later is already dynamically present in Christ and his mission.

LINDSELL, HAROLD, editor: Harper Study Bible (Harper and Row, 2,100 pp., $9.95). Monumental study Bible with introductions, footnotes, outlines, cross-references, index, concordance, and maps. Done with painstaking competence.

LONGENECKER, RICHARD N.: Paul, Apostle of Liberty (Harper and Row, 310 pp., $4.50). A rewarding presentation of Paul the man, his teaching and practice.

PFEIFFER, CHARLES F.: Egypt and the Exodus (Baker, 96 pp., $2.95). Material that portrays the historical and geographical dimensions of the Exodus.

PLANTINGA, ALVIN: Faith and Philosophy (Eerdmans, 225 pp., $4.95). Essays that probe the relation of the Christian faith to philosophy and philosophical ethics.

SMALL, DWIGHT HERVEY: The High Cost of Holy Living (Revell, 189 pp., $3.50). A moving plea to work at the task of achieving personal holiness.

STOTT, JOHN R. W.: The Epistles of John (Eerdmans, 230 pp., $3). An example of fine evangelical scholarship; any student of the Bible will find this helpful.

TURNER, GEORGE A., and MANTEY, JULIUS R.: The Gospel of John (Eerdmans, 420 pp., $8.95). A sound biblical commentary in the tradition of Matthew Henry.

VERDUIN, LEONARD: The Reformers and Their Stepchildren (Eerdmans, 292 pp., $5.75). A defense of the rather novel thesis that the separation of church and state stems from the Reformation “radicals” rather than from the Reformers. Reads like a novel.

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