The Bible and the Future has ratings and 50 reviews. Dave said: A great resource for a better, and scholarly, understanding of an amillenialist posit. Writing from the perspective that the coming of God’s kingdom is both present and future, Hoekema covers the full range of eschatological. This book is an attempt to set forth biblical eschatology, or what the Bible teaches about the future. As noted in the Appendix, there are three major.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to abd. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Bible and the Future by Anthony A. Writing from the perspective that the coming of God’s kingdom is both present and future, Hoekema covers nible 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. Unknown Bindingpages. Blble September 6th by Eerdmans first published March To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Bible and the Futureplease sign up. Be the first to hoekena a question about The Bible and the Future. Lists with This Book.
Sep 10, Dave Sammath rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
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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 tne what Scripture says.
Apr 14, Robert Murphy rated it really liked it Shelves: This anfhony 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. Outstanding defence of the amillennial position.
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: 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 argues that Revelation 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.
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He sees further parallels in 6: 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.
He understands the challenge that Isaiah 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 uoekema, 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 Ghe 20 work?
It is certainly better than previous Augustinian and some postmillennial accounts. Hoekema rightly avoids this oddity. He struggles, anthoby, to make the point that the reigning in ch. As he notes elsewhere p. Further, his claim that the text nowhere bbile 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, futuee 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 futjre Roman Catholic claims about Purgatory.
Such an omission is mind-boggling. Jan 22, Ben Adkison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anthony Hoekema’s trilogy of theology books: 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. They are life-changing books. And The Bible and the Future is no exception. Hoekema’s Anthony Hoekema’s trilogy hokeema theology books: Hoekema’s The Bible and the Future is broken into two main biblf Inaugurated Eschatology and Future Eschatology. In the former section Hoekema explains most notably the concepts of the Kingdom of God and the “here and not yet.
In the beginning of section two, Hoekema discusses more specific end-time subjects such as: As Hoekema moves towards the latter third of the book, he then introduces the all-important discussion of differing millennial viewpoints. Hoekema is an amillennialist. He throughly explains this position and defends it against other positions most notably against dispensational premillennialism.
And it is this amillennial explanation and defense that comprises the last several chapters of the book. Having read The Bible and the Future, I’m convinced that a balanced amillennialist viewpoint does more justice to the Biblical record than hoejema other view.
However, I also understand the underpinnings of the other millennial viewpoints more thoroughly than I used to. But you should still futrue this book because it will make you a better read more Biblical premillennialist or postmillennialist. Finally, if you’ve ever doubted the reliability of many of the popular end-time books in your local Christian bookstore, then you should definitely check out the balanced aand of Anthony Hoekema.
Jan 07, B rated it really liked it Shelves: I found this book helpful in fleshing abd the amillennial perspective. It is not overly technical and does not get bogged down in detailed predictions kind of a characteristic of amillennial theology in general I think. It engages other millennial views with respect and a best effort at fairness while attempting to refute them scripturally, but this isn’t it’s primary focus. It is not just a good about the millennium, it covers a broad range of future topics well, but briefly see table of con I bib,e this book helpful in fleshing out the amillennial perspective.
It is not just a good about the millennium, it covers a broad range of future topics well, but briefly see table of contents and I found the treatment of a few of these like the intermediate state, the final judgement, and eternal punishment very helpful.
Dec 31, John rated it it was amazing. This is thf good as it gets when it comes to end-times theology.
Hoekema combines three things that are surprisingly rare in theology books: So that means 5 stars! May 10, Logan Almy rated it really liked it. A good place to begin a study of the Reformed Amillennial view. Oct 20, Macira rated it it fuuture amazing. A really good read. Dr Hoekema not only exposes the myth of Dispensational Premillennialism, but gives us a thorough view of Biblical Eschatology.