A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to Left Behind Eschatology  -     By: Craig L. Blomberg, Sung Wook Chung
Buy Item $21.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 12% ($3.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $13.75 eBook Details

A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to Left Behind Eschatology

Baker Academic / 2009 / Paperback

$21.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $25.00
|
Save 12% ($3.01)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW035968

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats

    Description Price Availability Quantity AddInclude
    eBook $13.75 Retail: $25.00 In Stock 0 Add To Cart
    Paperback $21.99 Retail: $25.00 In Stock Add To Cart
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart

Product Description

Evangelicals who feel "left behind" by popular end times views will embrace this scholarly yet accessible alternative. Following in-depth comparisons of dispensational and historic premillennialism, biblical, theological, historical, and missional studies re-examine classic premillennialism, especially its understanding of Christ's return.

Noted contributors include:

  • Craig L. Blomberg
  • Oscar A. Campos
  • Sung Wook Chung
  • Helene Dallaire
  • Donald Fairbairn
  • Richard S. Hess
  • Don J. Payne
  • Timothy P. Weber

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0801035961
ISBN-13: 9780801035968
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Millennialism: The Two Major Views
    Millennialism: The Two Major Views
    Charles L. Feinberg
    B M H Books / 1985 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 31% ($5.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW691667
  2. Millennial Maze
    Millennial Maze
    Stanley J. Grenz
    Inter-Varsity Press / 1992 / Trade Paperback
    $13.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 22% ($4.01)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW1757
  3. The Basis of the Premillennial Faith
    The Basis of the Premillennial Faith
    Charles C. Ryrie
    ECS Ministries / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $10.95 Save 18% ($1.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW870119
  4. The Meaning of the Millennium
    The Meaning of the Millennium
    Robert Clouse
    Inter-Varsity Press / 1977 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 33% ($6.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW47940

Publisher's Description

Many evangelical readers who have learned the basics of eschatology from popular authors and more recently from novelists assume that dispensational premillennialism, with its distinctive teachings about the pretribulation rapture of the church, is the only reliable view of the end times and the return of Christ.

This volume, however, offers a compelling case for an alternative perspective--one that was widely prevalent throughout church history. The contributors, all respected scholars in their respective fields, suggest that classic premillennialism offers believers a more coherent and viable approach to understanding eschatology.

Their studies, which examine eschatology from biblical, theological, historical, and missiological approaches, provide a broadly accessible argument for returning to the perspectives of historic premillennial eschatology.

Author Bio

Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, Aberdeen University) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables. Sung Wook Chung (DPhil, Oxford University) is associate professor of Christian theology at Denver Seminary. He is the author of Admiration and Challenge: Karl Barth's Theological Relationship with John Calvin and editor of Christ the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ.

Author Bio

Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., Aberdeen University) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.

Sung Wook Chung (D.Phil., Oxford University) is associate professor of Christian theology at Denver Seminary. He is the author of Admiration and Challenge: Karl Barth's Theological Relationship with John Calvineditor of Christ the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ.

Endorsements

"It's about time we had a scholarly presentation and defense of historic premillennialism, which is probably the majority view of the 'end times' among theologically trained evangelicals. These authors are eminently qualified to give us that, and here they have done it. All evangelicals and others interested in alternatives to the popular folk religious beliefs about the 'end times' must read this book. If read carefully by many, it will turn the growing tide of 'pretrib rapturism' and restore the eschatology of the Bible and the church fathers."--Roger E. Olson, professor of theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University

"This book provides a welcome alternative to popular notions of the end-times, which sometimes seem to be recycled news headlines. Particularly helpful is the book's critique of 'left-behind' theology, which I believe can be defended only by taking a lot of Scripture out of context."--Craig Keener, professor of New Testament, Palmer Seminary; author of the NIV Application Commentary on Revelation

"These fine essays offer various ways in which to understand the claim that Christ's millennial reign on earth will be made public and manifest at the end of the age. They are especially appealing due to the depth of biblical and historical thought covered and the open and irenic ways in which the authors engage the subject matter and other options for interpretation. To read these essays is to have a discerning experience, as their authors write to inform and to persuade."--J. Andrew Dearman, professor of Old Testament, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Publisher Description

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American evangelicalism, particularly at the popular level, has been virtually saturated with the eschatology of dispensational premillennialism. The distinctive teachings of that system, in particular its affirmation of the pretribulation rapture of the church, have become so pervasive that many evangelicals would be hard pressed to identify an alternative approach. Popular novels that disseminate dispensationalism to a wider readership have only furthered that trend.

The contributors to this volume provide a thoughtful alternative. They present compelling arguments for historic or classic premillennialism--a position widely held throughout church history (and popularly advanced in the writings of George Eldon Ladd). An introductory chapter examines the differences within premillennial eschatology and considers reasons for the widespread popularity of dispensationalism in the twentieth century. This is followed by biblical, theological, historical, and missiological studies that reexamine classic premillennialism, particularly with regard to its understanding of the return of Christ.

The authors, all respected scholars in their fields, present arguments for a return to an eschatological theology that was widely held for many centuries. Their engaging studies should be of great interest to evangelical readers--both in the academy and in the church.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision
    On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision
    William Lane Craig
    David C. Cook / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $17.99 Save 42% ($7.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW764881
  2. God's Promise and the Future of Israel: Compelling  Questions People Ask About Israel & the Middle East
    God's Promise and the Future of Israel: Compelling Questions People Ask About Israel & the Middle East
    Don Finto
    Gospel Light / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW738118
  3. The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables
    The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables
    Jared C. Wilson
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW536687
  4. For and Against Calvinism Pack
    For and Against Calvinism Pack
    Michael Horton, Roger E. Olson
    Zondervan / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $21.49 Retail: $33.98 Save 37% ($12.49)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW494287

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search