The Bible and the Future has ratings and 50 reviews. Dave said: A great resource for a better, and scholarly, understanding of an amillenialist posit. Writing from the perspective that the coming of God’s kingdom is both present and future, Hoekema covers the full range of eschatological. This book is an attempt to set forth biblical eschatology, or what the Bible teaches about the future. As noted in the Appendix, there are three major.

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He is not dogmatic either, and with graciousness and humility leaves room for the possibility that he could be wrong. Good clear book on eschatology as both now and future.

Mar 21, Tim is currently reading it Shelves: Hoekema provides an excellent review of major thinkers on the question of the biblical view s of the future in each period of history.

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A survey perspective of a variety of eschatalogical perspectives – really helpful in trying to find a lens to look at Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, Matthew 24, etc. It was a good time to read it for historical perspective on the topic and a satisfying personal read and refresh on the topic, supplementing my ongoing study of the topic of Revelation and hoelema endtimes over the past 18 months.

Further, his claim that the text nowhere says we are reigning on earth is simply false on at least two counts. Jesus talked about Gehenna, a name for hell, taken from a place near Jerusalem where garbage was burned.

Lists with This Book. The book is a scholarly, meaning that it is thorough and examines every aspect of many concepts, often tracing views of earlier theologians, and sometimes examining the Biblical use of certain Greek or Hebrew words. I really appreciate his writing style and content. Chapter 3 concerns establishing a Christian view of history. It is not overly technical and does not get bogged down in detailed predictions kind futur a characteristic of amillennial theology in general I think.


Literature Theology Apocrypha and Pseu Hhoekema September 6th by Eerdmans first published March American History Regional History. Jan 22, Ben Adkison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hoekema examines what the Bible has to say about Sheol and Hades. This is pretty long but it does not have page number in the Kindle version so it is hard to tell how long.

Showing of 62 reviews. Of course the millennium is not the real issue but rather what is expected to happen between the first and second comings. Notify me of new comments via email. Chapter 16, The Millennium of Revelation Very readable and full of great insight.

One of the best studies on eschatology available.

He writes more about this one perhaps because of its larger following in the United States, and perhaps because it was not formulated until aboutby Charles Nelson Darby. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. A good place to begin a study of the Reformed Amillennial view.

The discussion is pretty general in the first two chapters. Track hoekeja recent orders.

Social Theology Feminist Theology. The discussion is getting more and more dated all the time, and its arguments against Postmillennialism are paltry.

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Hoekema No preview available – Finally, if abd ever doubted the reliability of many of the popular end-time books in your local Christian bookstore, then you should definitely check out the balanced exegesis of Anthony Hoekema. Writing from the perspective that the coming of God’s kingdom is both present and future, Hoekema covers the full range of eschatological topics in this comprehensive biblical exposition.

Hoekema begins in chapter 17 with a description and discussion of the resurrection of the body. Email required Address never made public. Highly recommended, especially if you’re flirting with Postmillennialism, as I was, or if you’re feeling somewhat dissatisfied with modern, low-octane Dispensationalism.


The Bible and the Future by Anthony A. Hoekema

Hoekema sees immortality of the soul for Christian believers, but not for unbelievers. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. So the first resurrection is for the believers, living in the current age and reigning in heaven with Jesus, and this is what the millenium is.

Unless we are hhoekema over dogs and cats, the word reign is being used differently than in its normal sense. A great resource for a better, hokema scholarly, understanding of an amillenialist position. Hoekema not only provides us with multiple eschatological understandings of the millennium, but he also gives us an excellent example of how to engage positions that differ from your own. Definitely one to get if you want to study more of eschatology and millennial views.

I’ve studied end times for thirty years and this is by far the easiest to understand. We will reopen on January 3. Fture comprehensive analysis of biblical thought as it relates to heaven and the eternal destiny of Christian believers. Hoekema evaluates four major views of the endtime and “millennium,” the plants himself firmly in the traditional ahistorical view generally called amillennial.

Eerdmans Publishing- Bible – fhe. See FREE shipping information. Consistent with traditional Reformed theology, he presents future eschatological events through an amillenial perspective. Religious History Early American. Hoekema points out that there are many texts in the New Testament that tell of the Second Coming of Jesus, the Parousia.