Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy New
$23.99
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Parousia: A Critical ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Parousia: A Critical Inquiry Into the New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming Paperback – March 16, 2010

4.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$23.99
$23.99 $21.50

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$23.99 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Parousia: A Critical Inquiry Into the New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming
  • +
  • The Destruction of Jerusalem: An Absolute and Irresistible Proof of the Divine Origin of Christianity
  • +
  • Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation
Total price: $53.54
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 586 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (March 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1147518335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1147518337
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,290,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The more one learns about the Jewishness of Christ, Paul, and the Apostles, the easier it becomes to understand their mindset when writing the New Testament. Situations, idioms, cultural knowledge, and history are different now than they were in the first century A.D.
Russel's proposition is this: if the Bible predicted a series of events, and if a part of history can be found in which those events were fulfilled to the letter, why presume that they haven't yet been fulfilled?
He uses Hebrew and Greek culture, historical writings, and language to map all of the predictions of the "End Time," one for one, to events and persons prominent in the Roman siege of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.
The Bible predicts an end of the old world and the creation of a new world in which Christ reigns. In A.D. 70, Biblical Judaism was wiped out. The Temple was destroyed; there have been no more blood sacrifices since then; the Priesthood was abolished. The old world was destroyed.
Christ returned as predicted. He rescued the believers by getting them out of the city and up into the mountains (clouds). From this point on there could be no doubts that God had abolished Judaism and given the Kingdom over to the Church. A new world was created in which Christ reigns.
I hope this will whet your appetite for a deeper understanding of what took place in A.D. 70, and how it fulfilled all remaining Biblical prophecy.
Comment 37 of 38 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
First of all, the "interview" with J.S. Russell presented is a different J.S. Russell from the author of this book, which was written in the 1890's and is reprinted by Kingdom Council. The Parousia is a classical and thorough, well-written example of Biblical exegesis which argues the case for full Pretorism, the view that all of the prophecies written about in the Book of Revelation were fufilled during the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. This view, which is recently regaining theological popularity, was the majority view until premillenial dispensationalism took over the theological thinking of evangelical Christians in the early 1900's. Since that time we've had endless speculations about "the Last Days" or the "End Times" which have bordered on the ridiculous ("Last Days Madness") and which have discredited Christians in the eyes of non-Christians all over the globe. If you are interested in an understanding of Revelation which does not make silly claims and reduce Christian theology to the level of Action comic books, then I most highly recommend you take the time to read this book. The only downside to the book is that it is written in a highly literate, pre-television fashion that requires real thought and attention to digest. It is well worth the effort, however, both in terms of challenging your ideas and also in terms of introducing you to a mannor of civilized thinking that is unfortunately becomming lost in our increasingly barbaric culture
2 Comments 27 of 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
James Stuart Russell (1816-1895) was a Congregationalist pastor and author. This book was published anonymously in 1878, then reprinted in 1887 in his name. Russell was not by every definition a "full" preterist (i.e., someone who believes that all biblical prophecy was fulfilled by 70 A.D.), since he believes that Revelation 20:5-10 is still to be fulfilled in the future. He also does not deny the Second Coming or the physical reality of the general resurrection, although he maintains that they are past events.

He states in the Preface, "The same event cannot be imminent at two different periods separated by nearly two thousand years. There must, therefore, be some grave misconception on the part of those who maintain that the Christian church of to-day occupies precisely the same relation, and should maintain the same attitude, towards the 'coming of the Lord' as the church in the days of St. Paul. The present volume is an attempt ... to clear up this misconception, and to ascertain the true meaning of the Word of God on a subject which holds so conspicuous a place in the teaching of our Lord and his apostles."

Here are some quotations from the book:

"They (i.e., New Testament believers) lived expecting a consummation which was to arrive in their own time, and which they might witness with their own eyes." (Pg. 26)
"Look at His words (in Mt 12:23). Can anything be more specific and more definite as to persons, place, time, and circumstance, than this prediction of our Lord? It is to the TWELVE that he speaks; it is the cities of ISRAEL which they are to evangelize; the subject is His own speedy coming; and the time so near, that before their work is complete His coming will take place." (Pg.
Read more ›
Comment 9 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you consider yourself a student of the "Return of Christ", but have not read Russel's "The Parousia" you're missing a very important part of that study. In fact, I'd consider your research deficient without it and highly recommend you read this book!
Comment 7 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an excellent resource to help understand "the end times." I don't think any serious bible student ought to be without it. The actual book I bought however fell apart before I got to the middle of it. The binding was defective and the print was very light. Probably was the reason it was sold cheaper than a new book.
Comment 3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: world history