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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Both the critique of dispensationalism and the explanation of the inaugurated but yet to be consumated kingdom are strong. Excellent read on adn It is rare to find a theologian who stays faithful to one theological position while remaining fair to other positions.

This “inaugurated” eschatology helps us understand the Kingdom of God as it relates to history. With great reverence toward the authority of Scripture, this volume is considered an essential textbook on reformed eschatology.

Further, one futurs accuse Moltmann of not specifying the content of future eschatology when the bible itself really doesn’t do that. English Choose a language for shopping. At the end, though, he simply says it is figurative language.

A Review of ‘The Bible and the Future’ – New Horizons

Extremely helpful, relatively easy to read but thorough book on an often crazy corner of theology. Worth having on the shelf for consultation too.


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However, I would still recommend this book for most people’s needs. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Hoekema takes alternative views seriously and endeavours hoekeja defend what he believes are the positions that are most faithful to Scripture.

I did find it interesting that he conceded that Paul never speaks of the resurrection of unbelievers. I really appreciate his writing style and content. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It is certainly better than previous Augustinian and some postmillennial accounts.

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The Bible and the Future

The two major sections of the book deal with inaugurated eschatology the “already” and future eschatology the “not yet”. I believe it explains the scriptures accurately too. 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.

Theologians differ on whether there was death in animals before the Fall, and whether humans would have died if there had not been a Fall. Jan 05, James rated it it was amazing. This is anti-climactic, to say the least. God’s Kingdom is not just a hope for the future.

Jesus is reigning right now in heaven. Hoekema does not allow this kind of thinking after reading his book because he presents the entire Bible, all of redemptive history, and all of the Christian life as having an eschatological twang to them.


Fantastic book on the end times that focuses on what Scripture actually says while avoiding some of the sensationalism that characterizes a lot of eschatological writings. Hoekema was a Christian theologian of the Dutch Reformed tradition who served as professor of Systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary for twenty-one years. He is not dogmatic either, and with graciousness and humility leaves room for the possibility that he could be wrong.

The Bible and the Future is a Reformed eschatological masterpiece written by one of the greatest Reformed evangelical minds of the 20 th century. Very readable and full of great insight. Generally good book on Eschatology. New Testament General Works. Westminster Bookstore will be closed December 22 through January 2.

Dec 27, Anthony Rodriguez rated it really liked it Shelves: Johannes Weiss,saw future eschatology as central but failed to see eschatology in the present. It is not overly technical and does not get bogged down in detailed predictions kind of a characteristic of amillennial theology