Parousia, The: The New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming

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Did Christ already return?

In the days surrounding their Lord's crucifixion, Jesus's disciples wondered, "When will Christ return?" This vexing question is still asked and still provides much speculation today. It is explored in countless end times books and films and debated in churches and Bible schools.

But what if the second coming already happened?

In this important but...

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Overview

Did Christ already return?

In the days surrounding their Lord's crucifixion, Jesus's disciples wondered, "When will Christ return?" This vexing question is still asked and still provides much speculation today. It is explored in countless end times books and films and debated in churches and Bible schools.

But what if the second coming already happened?

In this important but neglected nineteenth-century study, author and pastor J. Stuart Russell argues persuasively that Christ's parousia (second coming) was the center of a great cluster of significant events in first-century Jerusalem, including the close of the Jewish economy, the judgment of Israel, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the resurrection of the dead.

First published in 1878, The Parousia was esteemed by contemporaries who may have agreed or disagreed with Russell's conclusions but nevertheless had utmost respect for his exegetical method, his illumination of difficult passages of Scripture, and the popular level on which the book was written.

Pastors, students of the Bible, and anyone suspicious of the current media focus on the end times will treasure this well-reasoned and hope-filled book.

J. Stuart Russell (1816-1895) pastored the Congregational church in Bayswater, England, from 1862 to 1888. He earned a master's degree from King's College, University of Aberdeen, which also honored him with a doctor of divinity degree after The Parousia appeared. He also wrote Nonconformity in the Seventeenth Century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801077258
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 598
  • Sales rank: 805,822
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Stuart Russell (1816-1895) was a congregational pastor in England, the first chairman of the Congregational Total Abstinence Association, and an author. He was present at the founding of the Evangelical Alliance.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2000

    You must get this book.

    No Christian should be without this book! Get it, it's only a couple of bucks. There is nothing I can say to recommend it highly enough! After you read it email me and tell me what you think. But by all means -- get it and read it! Mark my works -- you will thank me for telling you to get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2005

    Challenging And Well Done

    For those that have accepted doctrines without researching it yourself - Read this book. It may or may not change your mind but it sure will make you think and see things differently. Excellent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2002

    a christian classic

    james stuart russell wrote this book almost 150 years ago and its contents have been almost ignored until recently. this is a fascinating and compelling book on the end times of the new testament..russell uses impeccable logic to argue his case on a subject that has fascinated the greatest minds in christendom for centuries....russell shows you what kings and theologians have longed to see...while i do not agree with all the conclusions reached in this book, it is an tour de force in christian classics and every christian should have this particular book on their library shelf.

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