Hoekema Paperback to your wish list. 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. The two major sections of the book deal with inaugurated eschatology the "already" and future eschatology the "not yet". Detailed appendix, bibliography, and indexes. Put simply, Hoekema's book is simply a classic.
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The two major sections of the book deal with inaugurated eschatology the "already" and future eschatology the "not yet". Detailed appendix, bibliography, and indexes. Get A Copy. Unknown Binding , pages. Published September 6th by Eerdmans first published March More Details Original Title. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Bible and the Future , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Bible and the Future.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Bible and the Future. Sep 10, Dave Sammath rated it really liked it Shelves: own. A great resource for a better, and scholarly, understanding of an amillenialist position. It is not too difficult to read, and Hoekema does a good job of trying to be biblical and sound in is exegesis and interpretation of Scripture. I've been meaning to read up on amillenialism for the past year or so in order to have a better understanding and grasp of it.
I still have more questions, but Hoekema's work does a great job at explaining and presenting an amillenial position, as well as showing how A great resource for a better, and scholarly, understanding of an amillenialist position. I still have more questions, but Hoekema's work does a great job at explaining and presenting an amillenial position, as well as showing how the dispensational hermeneutic and interpretation fails to do justice to what Scripture says.
Dec 31, John rated it it was amazing. This is as good as it gets when it comes to end-times theology. Hoekema combines three things that are surprisingly rare in theology books: 1 A complete dependence on the Bible for everything he says, 2 a clarity that anyone could understand and 3 complete thoroughness on each topic he covers.
So that means 5 stars! Apr 14, Robert Murphy rated it really liked it Shelves: own. This is an excellent book on eschatology, if only a little dated. It's primary boogieman is Dispensational Premillennialism, which is roundly defeats!
The discussion is getting more and more dated all the time, and its arguments against Postmillennialism are paltry. However, I would still recommend this book for most people's needs. View 1 comment. May 10, Logan Almy rated it really liked it. A good place to begin a study of the Reformed Amillennial view. Outstanding defence of the amillennial position.
Highly recommended. Both the critique of dispensationalism and the explanation of the inaugurated but yet to be consumated kingdom are strong. View all 3 comments. Nov 02, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it Shelves: old-testament , covenant , eschatology , new-testament , systematic-theology.
The beginning of the book was a nice survey of Ladd's contribution to modern eschatology. Other Millennial Positions "Gives an interesting critique of postmillennialism, though he does avoid a few of their stronger arguments. He makes the specific argument that the defeat of Satan began with the coming of Christ. Hoekema is adamant that there is no earthly reign, claiming that the scene in vv. He sees further parallels in , with the beheaded souls in heaven at the altar.
He claims that the two scenes are identical I did find it interesting that he conceded that Paul never speaks of the resurrection of unbelievers. Contra to Hoekema's earlier argument, this fits in nicely with the premil. At the end, though, he simply says it is figurative language. This is anti-climactic, to say the least.
He asks the perceptive question p. He says they will be reigning over the new creation. This response is unsatisfactory. Unless we are reigning over dogs and cats, the word reign is being used differently than in its normal sense. Some of the silliness of premil aside, their answers are more satisfactory.
Does his exegesis of Revelation 20 work? It is certainly better than previous Augustinian and some postmillennial accounts.
Hoekema rightly avoids this oddity. He struggles, though, to make the point that the reigning in ch. As he notes elsewhere p. Further, his claim that the text nowhere says we are reigning on earth is simply false on at least two counts.
Further, the syntax of Rev. Given that the chapter headings are a late addition to the text, and the overwhelming sequential terms in chs. Certainly, we may hear echoes as in Rev. The martyred souls in Revelation 20 cannot be said to be reigning in heaven. The section on Moltmann needs to take Moltmann's later "Coming of God" into account.
Further, one can't accuse Moltmann of not specifying the content of future eschatology when the bible itself really doesn't do that. Further, it lacks the gnostic despair that characterized much of institutional amillennialism in the 20th century.
ANother odd problem is that while he gave a fantastic account of death and the intermediate state, he totally avoided any discussion of Roman Catholic claims about Purgatory. Such an omission is mind-boggling. View all 4 comments. Susan Jacob, what is your belief pre, mid,post or amillennial?
Just curious if you don't mind me asking Jan 23, PM. Chris Jacob, well done and fair to Hoekema. Oct 12, Dan rated it liked it. This book came recommended by everybody who's anybody. I was underwhelmed. Read Sam Storms for your amillennialism and Alva McClain for your dispensasional premillennialism and American Vision for your postmillennialism and your life will not need this book.
Ok actually this book is pretty good, there's just better stuff out there in my humble opinion at the moment. Jan 22, Ben Adkison rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Over the past three years I've slowly read all of them. In many respects they are not easy reads, I mean, it took me three years!
However, Hoekema's depth of knowledge and even-mindedness is so enthralling that they are not "hard reads" either.
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The Bible and the Future by Anthony A. Hoekema (Paperback)
I found this book helpful in fleshing out the amillennial perspective. It is not overly technical and does not get bogged down in detailed predictions kind of a characteristic of amillennial theology Hoekesma presents a balance view of what Gods Word has to say about the future. When he disagrees with a major viewpoint such as Dispensationalism he also presents his Scriptural arguments as support The Bible and the Future. Anthony A. Free of sensationalism, he evinces a reverence for the Scriptures and a measured scholarship