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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
Impressive! This is a must read for any Christian called to a teaching and/or preaching ministry.

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...
Published on June 19, 2006 by M. Young

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Meredith Kline - what can you say
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 that he constantly has to make up his own vocabulary in order to communicate them. I'm not joking. There are some authors that think putting in large words makes them sound more intelligent...
Published on January 8, 2010 by J. Strong


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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read, June 19, 2006
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This review is from: God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos (Paperback)
Impressive! This is a must read for any Christian called to a teaching and/or preaching ministry.

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.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the preface of the book..., May 17, 2006
This review is from: God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos (Paperback)
Publisher Description (from the preface written by the author Meredith Kline): It could be this octogerian's last book and there were several things I wanted to do. One was to provide a primer in covenant theology. Another was to make more accessable the gist of some of my previous biblio-theological studies and to do so in a form serviceable to a wider readership than most of my publications.

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. This Har Magedon paradigm, which shapes our telling of the covenental tale, consists in the following complex of elements: establishment of a kingdom covenant by the Lord of Har Magedon; a meritorious accomplishment by the covenant grantee, triumphant in the Har Magedon conflict; a common grace interim before the coming of the covenanted kingdom; an antichrist crisis; consummation of the Glory-Kingdom through a last judgement victory of the covenant Lord in a final battle of Har Magedon.

If only in condensed, digest fashion the present work is thus a comprehensive biblio-theological survey of the kingdom of God from Eden to the New Jerusalem.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Table of Contents of the book, May 26, 2006
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God, Heaven, and Har Magedon (A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos) - Meredith G. Kline

[293 pages; with an author's preface]

PART ONE: GOD AND HEAVEN

I - NAMING THE METAWORLD

1. Heaven and Cosmos

2. Heaven: Glory-Temple

Conclusion

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

d. Conclusion

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

Conclusion

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

3. Covenant and Har Magedon Conflict

VIII - MESSIAH: THE COMING VICTOR OF HAR MAGEDON

1. Decretive Inauguration of Redemptive Holy War

2. Eternal Covenant of the Father and the Son

3. The Lord's Covenant of Grace with His People

4. The Har Magedon Pattern in Premessianic Typology

IX - ARARAT: OLD WORLD TYPE OF HAR MAGEDON

1. The Ark Covenant

2. Righteous Noah, Covenant Grantee

3. Covenant Community in the Interval

4. Antichrist Crisis

5. Parousia-Judgment and Gathering

6. Kingdom Consummation on Ararat

X - ZION: NEW WORLD TYPE OF HAR MAGEDON

1. The Abrahmic Covenant

a. Introduction

b. From Ararat to Abraham

c. Covenant of Promise

d. Two-stage Fulfillment

The King

The People

The Land

2. Obedient Abraham, Covenant Grantee

3. Covenant Community in the Interim

a. The 430 Years

b. Pilgrims and Good Neighbors

c. Continuing Remnant

d. Covenant Family Polity

e. Altars and Divine Presence

4. Antichrist Crisis

a. Pseudo-Har Magedon at Babel

b. Pharaonic Antichrist

5. Divine Judgment

a. Parousia

b. Redemptive Judgment

c. Gathering of the Kingdom People to Mount Zion

6. Kingdom Consummation: Inauguration of the Typal Kingdom at Sinai

a. Introduction

b. Covenantal Constituting

c. Enthronement of the Covenant Lord

d. Re-creation

7. Kingdom Consummation: Culmination of the Typal Kingdom on Zion

a. Introduction: Sinai Covenant and Abrahamic Promise

b. Occupation of the Kingdom Land

Prophetic Victory Hymn

Moses-Joshua: Conquest Phase

Judges: Consolidation Phase

c. The Theocratic Monarchy

The Promised King

Conquest and Victor's Palace

Davidic Covenant

Temple Construction, a Re-creation

Enthronement of the King of Glory on Zion

XI - HAR MAGEDON IN THE MESSIANIC FINALE

1. Danielic Preview

a. Introduction

b. Daniel 2

c. Daniel 9

2. Christ, Covenant Grantee and Guarantor

a. Introduction: Covenant Theology

b. Har Magedon Setting

c. Defence of Har Magedon

d. Conquest of the Dragon

Revelation 12

Revelation 20

e. Lord of the New Covenant

3. New Covenant Interim

a. Introduction

b. The 3 1/2 Years Symbol

Daniel 9

Daniel 7

Daniel 12

Daniel 2

Revelation 11

Revelation 12

Revelation 13

c. The Interim and Millennialism

d. The Millennium Symbol (Rev 20:1-6)

Millennial Nomenclature

Church Age Millennium

Pre-Kingdom Millennium

e. Conclusion

4. The Battle of Har Magedon

a. Introduction

b. The Antichrist Crisis

Global Challenge

Satan and Antichrist

Gog of Magog and the Apocalypse

Millennial Implications

c. The Parousia Day

Origins

Day of Covenant Judgment

Sabbatical Symbol

Day of Christ

Revelation 1:10 and the Sabbath

Octave Day Assemblies

d. Har Magedon Gatherings

Pre-Parousia Gatherings

Dual Parousia Gathering

Gathering of the Elect

Gathering of the Reprobate

5. Consummation of the Har Magedon Kingdom

a. Catharsis

Ethnic Cleansing

Deconstruction of Human Culture

Decontamination of the World of Nature

b. Pleroma

Glorification-Metamorphoses

Ekklesia Pleroma

Parousia Pleroma

Christ: Mediator of Pleroma Union

Final Epiphany: The Theanthropic Principle

6. The Gospel of Har Magedon

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Space and Time in the Genesis Cosmogony

Appendix B: Har Magedon: The End of the Millennium

Appendix C: Death, Leviathan, and the Martyrs: Isaiah 24:1-27:1
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Meredith Kline - what can you say, January 8, 2010
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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 that he constantly has to make up his own vocabulary in order to communicate them. I'm not joking. There are some authors that think putting in large words makes them sound more intelligent. Kline is in another category. Those who find the English language totally insufficient to communicate his thoughts, and thus leaving preachers and teachers the job of translating him into understandable English. Correction. . . translating him into English.

Seriously, though, Meredith Kline's work will, as usual, make you think. He is a gifted and unique scholar. I just wish he would spend a little more time making himself clear.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kingdom Prologue's Part 2, March 14, 2012
This review is from: God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos (Paperback)
God, Heaven, and Har Magedon serves as an excellent followup to Kingdom Prologue. Where the latter formed the groundwork the former builds upon the foundation. In contrast to Kingdom Prologue this work appears to be better edited and structured. The flow is much easier to follow.

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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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift, January 23, 2008
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I purchased the book as a gift. The recipient has enjoyed every minute of his reading time.
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God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos
God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos by Meredith G. Kline (Paperback - March 15, 2006)
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