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Four Views on the Book of Revelation - eBook

Edited By: C. Marvin Pate
Zondervan / 2010 / ePub

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Four Views on the Book of Revelation focuses specifically on the book of Revelation and the primary ways in which it is read and understood today. It looks at four interpretations of Revelation, and why those particular interpretations are held. The four interpretations are: the preterist, idealist, classical dispensational futurist, and progressive dispensationalist. Each is presented by a leading proponent in an interactive, dialogue format.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780310872399
ISBN-13: 9780310872399
UPC: 025986872397
Availability: In Stock
Series: Counterpoints: Bible and Theology

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Of all the books of the Bible, few are as fascinating or as bewildering as Revelation. Its images grip the imagination: four grim horsemen, the Antichrist, the ten-horned beast, the ultimate battle at Armageddon, and, of course, 666, the “mark of the beast,” variously interpreted to signify everything from Hitler and Krushchev to credit cards and the Internet. Is the book of Revelation a blueprint for the future that needs decoding if we want to understand current events? Is it a book of powerful imagery, with warnings and promises for the church throughout the ages? Or is it essentially an imaginative depiction of historical events in the first century? Four Views on the Book of Revelation explores the four main views in which Revelation is understood: preterist, idealist, classical dispensationalist futurist, and progressive dispensationalist. The interactive Counterpoints forum allows each author not only to present his view, but also to offer brief commentary on other views presented. This evenhanded approach is ideal for comparing and contrasting stances in order to form a personal conclusion about the interpretation and meaning of Revelation. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Author Bio

Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.

C. Marvin Pate (MA, Wheaton; PhD, Marquette University) taught for thirteen years at Moody Bible Institute. Now he is chair of the department of Christian theology and professor of theology at Ouachita Baptist University. Pate has authored, co-authored, or edited twenty books.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    September 16, 2010
    Ron McPherson
    This review was written for Four Views on the Book of Revelation.
    I enjoyed this book. The four viewpoints explored are the preterist approach, often aligned with postmillennialism; the idealist view, often aligned with amillennialism; and both classic and progressive dispensationalism, both of which are premillennial. I felt that each writer attempted to present his view in a well thought, persuasive, but not necessarily an abrasive manner. I also appreciated the efforts made to offer compelling arguments, while at the same time stopping short of ridiculing the other views. No one has a corner on the truth other than the Lord Himself, so I appreciated this approach.
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    October 23, 2009
    Ronnay Voris
    Florida
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    This review was written for Four Views on the Book of Revelation.
    A definite counter balance to the Pre-millenial viewpoint, strongly Reformational, but delivered more from a logical, "let's see if we can make a case for it" method than a "let's see what Scripture really says" method. He did not convince me.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    November 27, 2007
    Jonathan Sgalambro
    This review was written for Four Views on the Book of Revelation.
    Still in the process of reading it, but so far I have found it to be very instructive and to the point. I recommend this book to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the various views on New Testament prophecy.
  4. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    February 6, 2002
    David R. Bess
    This review was written for Four Views on the Book of Revelation.
    The first writer is Kenneth Gentry, representing the Preterist view. His work is the best presented of the four positions, worthy of five stars. If anyone wants a very good explanation of the Preterist view in a nutshell, Gentry offers it here.The second writer is Sam Hamstra, representing the Idealist view. He is a bit wordy in his presentation, and comes across as rather dull. I give him three stars.The third writer is Marvin Pate, representing the Progressive Dispensationalist view. Ironically, his argument is the weakest and most difficult to understand of the four. He appears to be seeking an interpretation that will have something for everyone, but sacrifices substance and clarity in the process. What seems to be a combination of a preterist/futurist position is not appealing in the least. I give him two stars.The fourth writer is Robert Thomas, representing the Classic Dispensationalist view. Thomas voices the usual mantra for this camp, claiming that his dispensational view is the only position that interprets Revelation literally. He then proceeds to explain the "actual meaning" of the various "symbols" described by the Apostle John! Still, he does a commendable job of presenting a very brief summary of this very complicated viewpoint. I give him four stars.In summary, this book is more suitable for the college classroom than for the church congregation. I would recommend it to a fellow pastor or theologian, but not to a layman. Overall, it serves to refresh the memory of a person who has already determined his viewpoint, rather than to persuade the mind of a person who is still undecided.
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