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.
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, CaliforniaSee all Editorial Reviews
I have never been exposed to the preterist view before. Very intriguing, but not long enough. And self referencing in some spots, seems like they think that you should know what... Read morePublished 7 months ago by pilgrimsprogproj
It does not include Historicism, which is, on my opinion, the interpretation that makes more sense by far. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Felipe
I felt this was a very helpful book on the four views of Revelation. Since most commentaries have this information I did not find it to tell me anything new.Published 18 months ago by Todd
is an excellent source for the serious student of the Book of Revelation. This book does what it says and provides four different views on the end times from scholars who have... Read morePublished 21 months ago by T.B.
I a little too in depth for my taste. It basically tries to explain the entire Christian religion for the beginiing. SImply too much information.Published 21 months ago by PedroCR
This book has value, but not as an end-result. Here is an evaluation of the performances
Gentry: I've interacted and read Gentry for a long time. Read more
This little book is a wonderful resource for teachers, pastors, and all who want to gain a better understanding of the book of Revelation. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andrew A. Carr
Great book to learn more about contrasting views on the book of Revelation. Unfortunately many Evangelicals do not realize that there are different ways in which the book of... Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by thinkrbel