A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to

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


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801035968
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

1. Dispensational and Historic Premillennialism as Popular Millennialist Movements (Timothy P. Weber)
2. The Future Written in the Past: The Old Testament and the Millennium (Richard S. Hess)
3. Judaism and the World to Come (Hélène Dallaire)
4. The Posttribulationism of the New Testament: Leaving "Left Behind" Behind (Craig L. Blomberg)
5. The Theological Method of Premillennialism (Don J. Payne)
6. Contemporary Millennial/Tribulational Debates: Whose Side Was the Early Church On? (Donald Fairbairn)
7. Toward the Reformed and Covenantal Theology of Premillennialism: A Proposal (Sung Wook Chung)
8. Premillennial Tensions and Holistic Missiology: Latin American Evangelicalism (Oscar A. Campos)

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