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Top 10 Books on Eschatology

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Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema

These books represent the strongest cases for amillenialism, postmillenialism, and historic premillenialism.

1.  The Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema  [l, e, p, s]

Solid amillenial defense.

2.  A Case for Amillenialism by Kim Riddlebarger  [l, e, p, s]

Another solid amillenial case.

3.  Coming of the Kingdom by Herman Ridderbos  [e, p, s]

Ridderbos is very helpful in explaining the ‘already, not yet‘ principle of God’s kingdom in redemptive history.

4. Dispensationalism:  Rightly Dividing the People of God? by Keith Mathison  [y, l, e, p, s]

Mathison does a great job dissecting classical Dispensationalism.  Also helpful on deconstructing classical Dispensationalism is Vern Poythress’, Understanding Dispensationalists.

5.  Postmillenialism:  An Eschatology of Hope by Keith Mathison  [e, p, s]

I have yet to read this, but Keith is a thorough and sound writer.  I have also heard that this is one of the finest defenses of Postmillenialism.

6.  The Book of Revelation:  A Commentary on the Greek Text by Greg Beale  [p, s]

A very technical yet helpful commentary on Revelation.  Also helpful is Richard Bauckham’s, The Theology of the Book of Revelation.

7.  A Case for Historic Premillenialism by Craig Blomberg  [l, e, p, s]

Decent case for historic premillenialism by a solid scholar.  Also, G.E. Ladd’s, Presence of the Future and The Last Things:  An Eschatology for Laymen are also good.

8.  The Returning King:  A Guidebook to the Book of Revelation by Vern Poythress  [l, e, p, s]

Another helpful book on Revelation.

9. The Israel of God by O. Palmer Robertson  [e, p, s]

A solid explanation of the relationship of Israel to the church.

10.  The Meaning of the Millenium (4 views) edited by G.E. Ladd  [l, e, p, s]

A helpful introduction and dialogue between different eschatological positions.

(c=children; y=young adult; l=lay leader; e=elder; p=pastor; s=scholar)

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  1. […] Top 10 Books on Eschatology […]

  2. There’s one more that has been left off the list! Got to check out “More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation” by William Hendriksen. Beautiful book, combines scholarship with simplicity. Even recommended by Hoekema in “Amillenialism-Part I Introduction.” He say that it is an able defense of progressive parallelism. Great commentary!

    Jesse

    March 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm


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