From the Publisher
The Book of Revelation. The Millennium. Two of the most fascinating and widely disputed topics in modern Christianity. What are we to make of the Bible's rich apocalyptic imagery? How much of it is a historical account? How much is prophecy that is unfolding today or that has yet to unfold, and how much illustrates timeless truths that transcend specific events of the past, present, or future? Two additions to the Counterpoints series now provide a forum for presentation and critique of, and interaction among, the predominant views on the book of Revelation and on the millennial reign of Christ and his Church. The contributors are eminently qualified to represent their various schools of thought. Like the other Counterpoints books, each of these volumes allows the reader to set the different views side by side to compare their strengths and weaknesses, gaining a better appreciation for other perspectives while strengthening or redefining his or her own. Four views on the book of Revelation are presented, critiqued, and defended: preterist, idealist, and the classical dispensationalist and progressive dispensationalist forms of the futurist approach.
From the Author
C. Marvin Pate, Ph.D., is professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Kenneth L. Gentry Jr., Th.D., is professor of New Testament at Bahnsen Theological Seminary in Placentia, California. Sam Hamstra Jr., Ph.D., is vice president for institutional advancement and chaplain of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. Robert L. Thomas, Ph.D., is professor of New Testament at The Masters Seminary in Sun Valley, California