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God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos Paperback – March 15, 2006
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Once again, Dr. Kline delivers an impressive exegetical analysis, as he traces the "Mountain of God" typology through the Bible. In this book, he argues that the "Mountain of God" helps illustrate the seen and unseen kingdoms of God, from the Garden of Eden to the final judgment sequences in Daniel, Revelation, and other apocalyptic texts. This book complements Kingdom Prologue and some of his earlier books which develop the covenant worldview/theology; it also includes academic papers which he has written.
I think this book will challenge the commonly held apocalyptic/eschatological views of many faithful Christians in the decades to come. In so doing, it will hopefully enable God's Church to come to a better understanding and fulfillment of its role in this world and the next.
The major move in this democratic direction was to enliven the analysis of the covenants by introducing the series of covenant administrations within the intriguing story line of Har Magedon, the mountain of God. Extending as it does from creation to consummation, the tale of Har Magedon readily accommodates the total history of the covenants . . . Moreover, quite apart from such considerations the current state of secularized and dispensational versions of "Armageddon" (fantastic fiction all) makes a review of the biblical Har Magedon motif timely.
Though the covenants remain the theological foundation and heart of the matter, by its adoption as our narrative framework, Har Magedon becomes the dominant serface theme. As we track this theme through the Scriptures we discover a recurring pattern, an eschatological megastructure that appears in each of the typological world ages culminating respectively at mounts Ararat and Sinai/Zion and then once again, climactically, in the antitypical New Covenant age.Read more ›
[293 pages; with an author's preface]
PART ONE: GOD AND HEAVEN
I - NAMING THE METAWORLD
1. Heaven and Cosmos
2. Heaven: Glory-Temple
II - ALPHA RADIATION: THE CREATION OF HEAVEN
1. The Big Blaze
2. The Endoxation of the Spirit
3. The Spirit and Filiation
III - OMEGA APOCALYPSE: THE CONSUMMATION OF HEAVEN
1. Consummation and Glorification
2. Consummation and Cosmology
a. Prophecies of a Cataclysmic Finis
b. Hypothesis of Basic Cosmic Continuity
c. Hypothesis of Radical Cosmic Restructuring
PART TWO: HEAVEN AND HAR MAGEDON
IV - EARTHLY REPLICAS OF HEAVEN
1. Glory Replication
2. Replication in the Genesis Prologue
V - MOUNTAIN OF GOD
1. Eden as Replica of Heaven
2. The Mountain of God in Eden
a. Mount Zaphon and Mount Zion
b. The Original Zion in Eden
c. Sacramental Icon of Heaven
VI - HAR MAGEDON: THE MOUNT OF ASSEMBLY
1. The Meaning of Har Magedon
a. The Hebraisti Clue in Rev 16:16
b. Har Mo'ed, Mount of Assembly
2. Har Mo'ed - Mount Zaphon/Zion - Har Magedon
3. The Gathering Against Zion
PART THREE: HAR MAGEDON WARFARE: AN ESCHATOLOGICAL MEGASTRUCTURE
VII - ERUPTION OF THE HAR MAGEDON CONFLICT
1. Sabbath, Eschatology, and Covenant
2. Covenantal Proposal of Sabbath Grant
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Tracing the concept of "God's Mountain" from Genesis to Revelation Kline accomplishes in reverse what Kingdom Prologue accomplished looking forward. Before beginning his survey of God's Mountain, Meredith Kline exegetes a key passage in Revelation and then takes things in an unexpected direction. Realizing that Armageddon is most likely a greek transliteration of the Hebrew "Har Magedon" Kline takes this exegetical insight and then explores how the Har Magedon develops throughout the Canon.
God, Heaven, and Har Magedon was Meredith Kline's last book before he was called to be with Christ in the "Upper Register." This work is a good example of biblical theology and displays the progressive revelation of the Old and New Testament.
If you struggle with "Klinean" terminology visit The Upper Register, this site is dedicated (among other things) to the working out of Meredith Kline's biblical theological insights.
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very readable and interesting theological treatise.Published 1 month ago by John and Dietlind Denman
Necessary preconditions to enjoying this book:
1) Be convinced of covenant theology.
2) Have no problem reading an author who considers his thoughts so original... Read more