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A Basic Guide to Eschatology

A Basic Guide to Eschatology Author Millard J. Erickson
ISBN-10 9781585585809
Release 1998-12-01
Pages 200
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A leading evangelical theologian provides a comprehensive examination of the various evangelical views of the millennium (and other eschatological subjects).



A Basic Guide to Eschatology

A Basic Guide to Eschatology Author Millard J. Erickson
ISBN-10 0801058368
Release 1998-12-01
Pages 200
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A leading evangelical theologian provides a comprehensive examination of the various evangelical views of the millennium (and other eschatological subjects).



Essential Eschatology

Essential Eschatology Author John E. Phelan Jr.
ISBN-10 9780830864652
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 203
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The study of end times often gets bogged down in minutiae that rarely affects daily life. Or we find ourselves passively waiting for God's future, Avoiding both of these traps, Essential Eschatology gets to the heart of the matter by examining how the Christian hope and practice of resurrection affects Christian mission and everyday life. Author John Phelan notes, "Eschatology is not about the end only but the beginning and middle of faith and life as well. Christianity...is eschatological to its core." Raised with Christ, Jesus' followers are called to practice resurrection, which reshapes relationships with our families, our neighbors and the world at large. "All that is anticipated in the new heavens and the new earth is to be lived out in the Christian community—a community that has already died and been raised with Christ." This creates within the world a unique community hope. Essential Eschatology explores Christian hope in relation to the failure of modernism living in the midst of empire the resurrection and judgment the kingdom of God and Christian mission the return of Jesus and the millennium God's promises to Israel In Essential Eschatology professors, students and pastors will find a sure guide in a frequently misunderstood and often confusing theological landscape. With the thoroughly biblical perspective found in this book, we discover the future spilling into the present.



Eschatology in the Old Testament

Eschatology in the Old Testament Author Donald Gowan
ISBN-10 0567086550
Release 2000-11-03
Pages 176
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Using a canonical approach in which he surveys the Old Testament as a whole, Gowan explores Israel's hopes for a better future - as expressed in the Old Testament and the Old Testament world which gave rise to such expectations. He finds that for God to make things right, a threefold transformation of the world must take place: God must transform the human person, human society and nature itself.



Contemporary Options in Eschatology

Contemporary Options in Eschatology Author Millard J. Erickson
ISBN-10 0761702563
Release 1987
Pages 197
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Contemporary Options in Eschatology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Contemporary Options in Eschatology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Contemporary Options in Eschatology book for free.



Four Views of the End Times

Four Views of the End Times Author Rose Publishing
ISBN-10 9781596365544
Release 2013-12-10
Pages 12
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Four Views of The End Times - Know What You Believe What does the Bible say about the end times that lead to the return of Jesus Christ? The major views on the end times that can divide Christians are examined in the Four Views of the End Times ebook, which can be read in 30 minutes or less. This fascinating ebook shows four different Revelation time lines and diagrams, a definition of the four major end time views, supporting Scriptures, a time line of the view's popularity, and a sampling of Christian leaders supporting the view. The events leading up to the return of Jesus Christ can be a controversial subject. Four Views of the End Times addresses end time eschatology, outlining the four major views regarding events leading up to the second coming of Christ. Below is the outline applied to each of the four Revelation time lines with several examples: • What is emphasized by each end time view • Which Scripture references are used to support the position • The time period for the view's main popularity; for example: •Dispensational Premillennialism - Gained acceptance in the 1800's and is still widespread •Historic Premillennialism - The earliest view following the time of the apostles •Amillennialism - Emerged in the 5th century; championed by St. Augustine •Postmillennialism - Became popular in the 1800's but decreased in the early 1900's as a result of a world war and economic depression • A graphic time line showing the order of events held by each view • A sampling of Christian leaders sharing the viewpoint: •Dispensational Premillennialism - Dr. Charles Stanley, Rev. Tim Lahaye, Hal Lindsay •Historic Premillennialism - Justin Martyr 100-165 AD, John Warwick Montgomery - current •Amillennialism - Martin Luther, John Calvin •Postmillennialism - Jonathan Edwards, R.C. Sproul The Four Views of the End Times ebook is packed with information regarding what Jesus and Paul taught about the end times and their viewpoints and biblical references are presented in way that is easy to understand. The ebook also includes a list of important terms and definitions, such as: • Church age • Eschatology • Millennium • Rapture • The Great Tribulation • Preterism The Four Views of the End Times is a "must-have" for anyone who is interested in the end times and the return of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.



Eschatology

Eschatology Author Hans Schwarz
ISBN-10 0802847331
Release 2000-09-22
Pages 431
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Schwarz guides readers through the range of opinions on the subject of the future, telling how readers' understanding of eschatology has developed and laying out the factors that must be considered when speaking meaningfully about the Christian hope in the 21st century. He surveys the teachings about the future in the Old and New Testaments and addresses the views of Christian and secular thinkers throughout history.



The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology Author Jerry L. Walls Professor of Philosophy of Religion Asbury Theological Seminary
ISBN-10 0199727635
Release 2007-10-31
Pages 744
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Eschatology is the study of the last things: death, judgment, the afterlife, and the end of the world. Through centuries of Christian thoughtfrom the early Church fathers through the Middle Ages and the Reformationthese issues were of the utmost importance. In other religions, too, eschatological concerns were central. After the Enlightenment, though, many religious thinkers began to downplay the importance of eschatology which, in light of rationalism, came to be seen as something of an embarrassment. The twentieth century, however, saw the rise of phenomena that placed eschatology back at the forefront of religious thought. From the rapid expansion of fundamentalist forms of Christianity, with their focus on the end times; to the proliferation of apocalyptic new religious movements; to the recent (and very public) debates about suicide, martyrdom, and paradise in Islam, interest in eschatology is once again on the rise. In addition to its popular resurgence, in recent years some of the worlds most important theologians have returned eschatology to its former position of prominence. The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology will provide an important critical survey of this diverse body of thought and practice from a variety of perspectives: biblical, historical, theological, philosophical, and cultural. This volume will be the primary resource for students, scholars, and others interested in questions of our ultimate existence.



The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology Author Jerry L. Walls
ISBN-10 0199742480
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 744
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Eschatology is the study of the last things: death, judgment, the afterlife, and the end of the world. Through centuries of Christian thoughtfrom the early Church fathers through the Middle Ages and the Reformationthese issues were of the utmost importance. In other religions, too, eschatological concerns were central. After the Enlightenment, though, many religious thinkers began to downplay the importance of eschatology which, in light of rationalism, came to be seen as something of an embarrassment. The twentieth century, however, saw the rise of phenomena that placed eschatology back at the forefront of religious thought. From the rapid expansion of fundamentalist forms of Christianity, with their focus on the end times; to the proliferation of apocalyptic new religious movements; to the recent (and very public) debates about suicide, martyrdom, and paradise in Islam, interest in eschatology is once again on the rise. In addition to its popular resurgence, in recent years some of the worlds most important theologians have returned eschatology to its former position of prominence. The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology will provide an important critical survey of this diverse body of thought and practice from a variety of perspectives: biblical, historical, theological, philosophical, and cultural. This volume will be the primary resource for students, scholars, and others interested in questions of our ultimate existence.



Plowshares Pruning Hooks

Plowshares   Pruning Hooks Author Brent Sandy
ISBN-10 9780830896806
Release 2014-01-06
Pages 265
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What are we to make of Isaiah's image of Mount Zion as the highest of the mountains, or Zechariah's picture of the Mount of Olives split in two, or Daniel's "beast rising out of the sea" or Revelation's "great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns"? How can Peter claim that on the day of Pentecost the prophecy of Joel was being fulfilled, with signs in heaven and wonders on earth, the sun turned to darkness and the moon to blood? The language and imagery of biblical prophecy has been the source of puzzlement for many Christians and a point of dispute for some. How ironic that is! For the prophets and seers were the wordsmiths of their time. They took pains to speak God's word clearly and effectively to their contemporaries. How should we, as citizens of the twenty-first century, understand the imagery of this ancient biblical literature? Are there any clues in the texts themselves, any principles we can apply as we read these important but puzzling biblical texts? D. Brent Sandy carefully considers the language and imagery of prophecy and apocalyptic, how it is used, how it is fulfilled within Scripture, and how we should read it against the horizon of our future. Clearly and engagingly written, Plowshares and Pruning Hooks is the kind of book that gives its readers a new vantage point from which to view the landscape of prophetic and apocalyptic language and imagery.



Across the Spectrum

Across the Spectrum Author Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN-10 9780801037931
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 351
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This accessible yet comprehensive primer explores the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology by examining positions taken by evangelicals on seventeen seminal issues. The second edition retains the helpful features of the first edition and adds an appendix that addresses thirteen peripheral issues in contemporary evangelicalism. Praise for the first edition "The authors do what no book on the market does: In one volume they faithfully present divergent views on the crucial issues that divide evangelicals, and they do so in an unbiased, succinct, and lively manner. This book is perfect as a supplemental text in an introductory theology course or as a manual for church study groups. It will help everyone arrive at his or her own conclusions within the parameters of the evangelical tradition."--Dennis Okholm, Azusa Pacific University "Across the Spectrum succeeds with distinction in at least two respects. First, it represents a very useful tool for those who wish to begin grappling with different approaches to difficult theological problems. The book will be most helpful to beginning students in evangelical theology, the target audience. Second, the work presents various perspectives in fair and unbiased tones. . . . If used with care, it will repeatedly reward the reader with its fair and even treatment of different theological views."--Nathan D. Holsteen, Bibliotheca Sacra "I've been waiting for this book for some time. Due to its brief, nontechnical format, it can be used in a variety of ways in undergraduate theology courses. Although a concise volume, it succinctly outlines multiple arguments, both pro and con, for (incredibly!) over two dozen issues in disputed, largely non-fundamental areas of doctrine. The professor can present positions in favor of particular views or leave the issues open. It's settled--I'm requiring it!"--Gary R. Habermas, Liberty University "A collective sigh of relief will arise from the evangelical student body when it discovers this book! It helpfully and critically surveys the many legitimate evangelical theological options and convincingly demonstrates that there is no single authentically evangelical viewpoint on a wide range of controversial issues. It constitutes a small library between two covers."--Roger E. Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University



Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation Author William W. Klein
ISBN-10 9781418574819
Release 2004-07-06
Pages 576
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The authors of this book have combined years of expertise and devotion to Scripture to provide a truly unique volume that sets forth concise, logical, practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word. Ten years after its initial publication, the authors now have thoroughly updated it in light of the latest scholarship. "This is a remarkably comprehensive study of the whole area of biblical interpretation. Thoroughly evangelical, it also interacts with nonevangelical interpretational stances. No other volume available on biblical interpretation does so much so well."- Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary



Wholly Sanctified

Wholly Sanctified Author A. B. Simpson
ISBN-10 9781600669644
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 128
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Wholly Sanctified was first published in 1890. A.B. Simpson preached these sermons then printed these shortly thereafter. As A. B. Simpson hoped the people would quickly endear themselves to the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. Simpson desired to see his congregations to follow full Godhead including the Holy Spirit and search and seek the full indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the sanctifying process within their lives. Based on the hope of true holiness. The chapters of this book are broken down into: Wholly Sanctified Sanctified Spirit A Sanctified Soul A Sanctified Body Preserved Blameless Even as He Legacy in Verse A.B. Simpson stated, "I prayed a long time to get sanctified, sometimes, I thought I had it. On one occasion I felt something, and I held on with a desperate grip for fear it would go, and, of course, it went with the next sensation and the next mood. I lost it because I did not hold onto Him."



Biblical Eschatology Second Edition

Biblical Eschatology  Second Edition Author Jonathan Menn
ISBN-10 9781532643170
Release 2018-03-07
Pages 622
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Biblical Eschatology provides what is not found in any other single volume on eschatology: it analyzes all the major eschatological passages (including the Olivet Discourse and the book of Revelation), issues (including the second coming of Christ, the millennium, the rapture, and Antichrist), and positions (including all the major views of the millennium) in a clear, but not superficial, way. The book concludes with a chapter showing how eschatology is relevant for our lives. Biblical Eschatology makes understanding eschatology easier by including chapters on how to interpret prophecy and apocalyptic literature, by showing the history of eschatological thought, and by placing eschatology in the context of the Bible’s overall story line and structure. Clarity and understanding are enhanced by the use of comparative tables and appendices. Subject and Scripture indexes are included. The book interacts with the best of Evangelical and Reformed scholarship, and the extensive bibliography (which includes the web addresses of many online resources) provides an excellent source for the reader’s further study. This is a perfect resource for intelligent Christians, including pastors, students, and teachers, who desire to understand eschatology and to see how it fits together with the rest of the Bible.



Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond Author Darrell L. Bock
ISBN-10 9780310873990
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 336
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Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor’s personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the essays. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond lets you compare and contrast three important eschatological viewpoints to gain a better understanding of how Christianity’s great hope, the return of Jesus, is understood by the church. 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.



Growing A Healthy Church

Growing A Healthy Church Author Dann L Spader
ISBN-10 9780802477934
Release 1993-10-09
Pages 272
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"Sheep swapping", "shuffling of the saints"- Whatever you call it, many churches are growing only because Christians transfer from one church to another. What's more, many churches aren't growing at all. The problem, according to authors, Dann Spader and Gary Mayes, is that too many church calendars are filled with outdated, mediocre programs that have become more of a burden than a blessing. That, coupled with the fact that these programs minister almost exclusively to Christians, leaves little for the non-Christian "seeker" to get excited about. Growing a Healthy Church is not a list of trendy new programs for your church agenda. It is a journey of rediscovery. Spader and Mayes look closely at the four stages of spiritual growth in relation to outreach. Using the innovative "M-level" system, these gifted men show how a church can minister to all individuals regardless of their levels of maturity in potential service. This helps eliminate the mistakes of forcing new Christians into service that may overwhelm them or may leave the mature Christian unchallenged. Proven successful through SonLife and churches who have used this system, this resource will help you focus on the simplicity of Christ's ministry, enabling you to build an effective discipling strategy for your church.



Making Sense of the Trinity

Making Sense of the Trinity Author Millard J. Erickson
ISBN-10 9780801062872
Release 2000-05-01
Pages 108
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This user-friendly guide by a noted biblical scholar explores three crucial questions that often pose difficulty for those seeking to understand the doctrine of the Trinity.