A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to "Left Behind" Eschatology

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Craig L. Blomberg, Sung Wook Chung
Baker Academic, Feb 1, 2009 - Religion - 204 pages
Many evangelical readers who have learned the basics of eschatology from popular authors and more recently from novelists assume that dispensational premillennialism, with its distinctive teachings about the pretribulation rapture of the church, is the only reliable view of the end times and the return of Christ.

This volume, however, offers a compelling case for an alternative perspective--one that was widely prevalent throughout church history. The contributors, all respected scholars in their respective fields, suggest that classic premillennialism offers believers a more coherent and viable approach to understanding eschatology.

Their studies, which examine eschatology from biblical, theological, historical, and missiological approaches, provide a broadly accessible argument for returning to the perspectives of historic premillennial eschatology.

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The Old Testament and the Millennium
Leaving Left Behind Behind
The Theological Method of Premillennialism
A Proposal
OscarA Campos

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About the author (2009)

Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, Aberdeen University) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables. Sung Wook Chung (DPhil, Oxford University) is associate professor of Christian theology at Denver Seminary. He is the author of Admiration and Challenge: Karl Barth's Theological Relationship with John Calvin and editor of Christ the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ.

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