A Basic Guide to Eschatology

Author: Millard J. Erickson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585585807
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A leading evangelical theologian provides a comprehensive examination of the various evangelical views of the millennium (and other eschatological subjects).

The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

Author: Jerry L. Walls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199742486
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Eschatology is the study of the last things: death, judgment, the afterlife, and the end of the world. Through centuries of Christian thoughtfrom the early Church fathers through the Middle Ages and the Reformationthese issues were of the utmost importance. In other religions, too, eschatological concerns were central. After the Enlightenment, though, many religious thinkers began to downplay the importance of eschatology which, in light of rationalism, came to be seen as something of an embarrassment. The twentieth century, however, saw the rise of phenomena that placed eschatology back at the forefront of religious thought. From the rapid expansion of fundamentalist forms of Christianity, with their focus on the end times; to the proliferation of apocalyptic new religious movements; to the recent (and very public) debates about suicide, martyrdom, and paradise in Islam, interest in eschatology is once again on the rise. In addition to its popular resurgence, in recent years some of the worlds most important theologians have returned eschatology to its former position of prominence. The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology will provide an important critical survey of this diverse body of thought and practice from a variety of perspectives: biblical, historical, theological, philosophical, and cultural. This volume will be the primary resource for students, scholars, and others interested in questions of our ultimate existence.

Across the Spectrum

Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 080103793X
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This accessible yet comprehensive primer explores the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology by examining positions taken by evangelicals on seventeen seminal issues. The second edition retains the helpful features of the first edition and adds an appendix that addresses thirteen peripheral issues in contemporary evangelicalism. Praise for the first edition "The authors do what no book on the market does: In one volume they faithfully present divergent views on the crucial issues that divide evangelicals, and they do so in an unbiased, succinct, and lively manner. This book is perfect as a supplemental text in an introductory theology course or as a manual for church study groups. It will help everyone arrive at his or her own conclusions within the parameters of the evangelical tradition."--Dennis Okholm, Azusa Pacific University "Across the Spectrum succeeds with distinction in at least two respects. First, it represents a very useful tool for those who wish to begin grappling with different approaches to difficult theological problems. The book will be most helpful to beginning students in evangelical theology, the target audience. Second, the work presents various perspectives in fair and unbiased tones. . . . If used with care, it will repeatedly reward the reader with its fair and even treatment of different theological views."--Nathan D. Holsteen, Bibliotheca Sacra "I've been waiting for this book for some time. Due to its brief, nontechnical format, it can be used in a variety of ways in undergraduate theology courses. Although a concise volume, it succinctly outlines multiple arguments, both pro and con, for (incredibly!) over two dozen issues in disputed, largely non-fundamental areas of doctrine. The professor can present positions in favor of particular views or leave the issues open. It's settled--I'm requiring it!"--Gary R. Habermas, Liberty University "A collective sigh of relief will arise from the evangelical student body when it discovers this book! It helpfully and critically surveys the many legitimate evangelical theological options and convincingly demonstrates that there is no single authentically evangelical viewpoint on a wide range of controversial issues. It constitutes a small library between two covers."--Roger E. Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University

The Fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant

Author: Patrick W. Nasongo
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973635038
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The author discusses three major hermeneutical views concerning the fulfillment of the promises God made in the Davidic Covenant—that is, a house (dynasty), a kingdom (realm), and a throne (right to rule). He shows how the adherents of each view differ regarding the timing and nature of the fulfillment of each aspect. He also investigates the hermeneutical methodology of each view to determine how they arrived at their conclusions, and then he analyzes their conclusions from an exegetical perspective. Furthermore, he explains in detail and defends the view he considers to be biblical. Most of all, in an age where compromise on biblical interpretation has become the norm, he encourages his readers to interpret the Scriptures according to the normal laws of language in order to arrive at their intended meaning. I am honored to endorse this book for Patrick Nasongo. His extensive research reveals why three prominent evangelical approaches differ in their interpretations of the fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant. His analysis is fair and the reader will learn much about each methodology. Larry A. Tyler, Ph.D. Dean, Bowman School of Bible & Theology Temple Baptist Seminary

Was ich glaube

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492950450
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Was glaubt Hans Küng ganz persönlich? Er gilt als universaler Denker unserer Zeit; seine Bücher sind in hohen Auflagen in vielen Sprachen über die Welt verbreitet. Doch dieses Buch ist anders, auch wenn es auf seinem gesamten Werk aufbaut. Es ist das persönliche Glaubensbekenntnis eines Mannes, der das theologische Denken weltweit stärker verändert hat als andere. Wenn man aber die ganze gelehrte Wissenschaft, die theologische Formelsprache, die kunstvollen Theoriegebäude, wenn man das alles hinter sich lässt, was bleibt dann als Kern des Glaubens? Was brauche ich für mein Leben? Was ist mir unverzichtbar? Von »Lebensvertrauen« über »Lebensfreude«, »Lebenssinn« und »Lebensleid« schreibt Küng und schreibt so eine »summa« seines Glaubens – und Lebens.

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition

Author: Timothy George
Publisher: B & H Academic
ISBN:
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A resource for pastors, students and teachers to discover Baptist contributions to Christianity's theological heritage.

Will Catholics be left Behind

Author: Carl E. Olson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780898709506
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Analyzes the teaching and techniques of today's prophecy preachers, discussing the impact their work has on the Catholic religion, the concepts they preach, the history of apocalyptic belief and theology, and other related topics.

Revolution

Author: Michael Brown
Publisher: Regal Books
ISBN: 9780830726400
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Michael Brown's message for today's young people is unconditional and unequivocal: Join the God-driven revolution! It's the only cause worth living and dying for, the only road to follow that truly makes a difference! Don't play church and don't follow the crowd. Take the lead, without turning back! David and Daniel were fearless leaders of the army of God. Now it's time to enlist! If this sounds radical and extreme, you're hearing Michael Brown correctly. As he reminds us, America was forged in the crucible of revolution. And now's the time to wage an all-out war for "one nation under God"!

Looking Into the Future

Author: David Weston Baker
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Stay current on eschatological issues in theology, biblical studies, and ethics with these essays from leading evangelical scholars.