Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time? Find answers in this "forum" on evangelical views of biblical eschatology. Explore premillennialism with Craig Blaising; postmillennialism with Kenneth Gentry, Jr.; and amillennialism with Robert Strimple and Richard Gaffin. Editor Bock outlines the major differences between the three perspectives, comparing strengths and weaknesses. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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Review 1 for Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond
One book that had a three views
Date:May 30, 2012
I needed a source for a paper for college class on Revelation. This book was a good "one stop" source where I could get some general information about each view
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Review 2 for Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond
Date:February 6, 2002
David R. Bess
I have read a few comparison books on eschatology in general and the millennium in particular. This one is the best yet on the millennium. I would have given it a five rating, except for the mediocrity of the premillennial presentation.Gentry, as usual, expresses himself very well and is very convincing, both in his own essay as well as in his responses. Strimple, considering the limitations of this work, does a fine job of covering various Scriptures that address the amillennialist position. The worst essay of the three is penned by Blaising, who takes entirely too many pages to explain the premillennial stance. He gets bogged down in the history of premillennialism, and then is so technical in the actual presentation of his own view that he is very tough to follow. The reader comes away scratching his/her head wondering what in the world did Blaising actually say! Premillennialism, however, is so commonplace that it requires the least explanation of the three positions.Bock provides a very cordial, conciliatory conclusion, touching upon points that are crucial to formulating one's own view of Revelation 20:1-6. I was rather surprised when he revealed his own position near the end of his essay, for I certainly did not detect it through his earlier remarks.This book gives a great presentation of the postmillennial and amillennial views. The presentation for premillennialism pales in comparison, but other readers may find Blaising's essay more helpful than I did.Overall, this work is a good investment for anyone wanting to compare the three basic millennial views.