Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play?
Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor’s personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the essays.
Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond lets you compare and contrast three important eschatological viewpoints to gain a better understanding of how Christianity’s great hope, the return of Jesus, is understood by the church.
- Kenneth L. Gentry Jr., Postmillennialism
- Robert B. Strimple, Amillennialism
- Craig A. Blaising, Premillennialism
About the Series
The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
Publication Date: February 1999
ISBN 10: 0310201438
ISBN 13: 9780310201434
“The question of the millennium is tied inextricably to the nature of the kingdom inaugurated and (to be) consummated by the Lord Jesus Christ. Different answers have been offered as to the nature of the millennial kingdom of Christ, and Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond compiles three traditional views advocated by Evangelical and Reformed theologians. Craig Blaising represents the premillennial viewpoint, Kenneth Gentry, the postmillennial position, and Robert Strimple, the amillennial perspective. This volume is a fine contribution to the continuing debate. Given the format of the book and the give-and-take of exposition and critique, careful attention to the theological and exegetical reasoning will yield rich results for the student of Scripture.”
- Jeff Waddington, Westminster Bookstore Staff