In this work, Horner correctly identifies amillennialism as an issue of hermeneutics and authority rather than a purely escatological issue. His examination of the methodology and results of Augustine's hermeneutic clearly show how amillennialism places theology as a greater guideline for understanding a text more than the language of the text itself. He shows that amillennialism lacks any adequate explanation of Zechariah, the symbolic relationships in Hosea, and other Old Testament kingdom prophecies. He dismantles the amillennial explanation of Romans 9-11 and points out that the historical amillennial position of the church has not only contributed, but carried out abuse on the Jewish people for centuries.He points out that the theological separation of the Reformation, while incorporating radical changes in Biblical authority and soteriology, failed to complete their task by embracing Roman hermeneutics and eschatology and calls for the task of separating from Rome by an honest application of hermeneutics. He also calls for a restoration of a positive relationship between the Church and Israel, not through replacement theology, but through humble recognition of God's continuing relationship with the natural heirs of Abraham.He avoids the sensationalism which has hobbled dispensationalism while presenting a thoroughly researched book which should be the foundation for study and dialogue on the subject for years to come.As a pastor of a church which is divided over this issue, I have found this volume an outstanding reference.