The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation

The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation
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Poythress, Vern S.

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Noted New Testament scholar Poythress provides an understandable and practical look into Revelation in this insightful commentary. Poythress focuses on Revelation's core message and ensures that its details do not cloud the big picture. He shows Revelation to be a "picture book, not a puzzle book," relevant and applicable to the daily lives of Christians.

About the Author

Vern S. Poythress (MLitt, University of Cambridge; PhD, Harvard University; DTh, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Among his published works are God-Centered Biblical Interpretation and The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses.

Book Details

214 Pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN 10: 0875524621
ISBN 13: 9780875524627

The Returning King unlocks the mysteries of the book of Revelation without spoiling the story. Here we have crystal-clear exposition lit up with flashes of thrilling insight and shafts of penetrating application all rolled into one. And like the book of Revelation itself, The Returning King is all about Jesus and it can be understood by every Christian.”
- Sinclair B. Ferguson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Christians ought to be grateful for the publication of The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation by Westminster Theological Seminary's own Vern Poythress. Students who have taken courses on the book of Revelation with Dr. Poythress will find no surprises here. The book is an expansion of the notes Dr. Poythress wrote for the book of Revelation in the New Geneva Study Bible. Approximately one third of the book is devoted to "Introductory" matters that almost any reader would find helpful, such as issues involving date of composition and authorship, schools of interpretation (preterist, futurist, historicist and idealist) and outlines of the book from various perspectives (major divisions, grammatical patterning, rhetorical structure, cycle patterns and themes). A particularly fascinating aspect of the book is Dr. Poythress' emphasis on satanic counterfeiting in Revelation (especially of the Holy Trinity), which can be seen as the antithesis of belief versus unbelief played out on a cosmic scale.”
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- Jeff Waddington, Westminster Bookstore Staff, 2000

“A remarkably clear and easy-to-read exposition. Although written for the 'man in the pew,' this work reveals not only a broad knowledge of the literature on Revelation but also a great deal of personal reflection on its meaning for life in today's world.”
- Robert H. Mounce

“A clear map to guide readers through Revelation's alien terrain. Poythress shows us how to grasp and relish the man layers of rich symbolism. He also shows us to see through Satanic counterfeits, stand fast under pressure, and fix our hope on the return of King Jesus.”
- Dennis E. Johnson