The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views

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InterVarsity Press, Apr 1, 1977 - Religion - 223 pages
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Christ is coming again. Since the first century, Christians have agreed that Christ will return. But since that time there have also been many disagreements. How will Christ return? When will he return? What sort of kingdom will he establish? What is the meaning of the millennium? These questions persist today. Four major views on the millennium have had both a long history and a host of Christian adherents. In this book Robert G. Clouse brings together proponents of each view: George Eldon Ladd on historic premillenniallism, Herman A. Hoyt on dispensational premillennialism, Loraine Boettner on post-millennialism and Anthony A. Hoekema on amillennialism. After each view is presented, proponents of the three competing views respond from their own perspectives. Here you'll encounter a lively and productive debate among respected Christian scholars that will help you gain clearer and deeper understanding of the different ways the church approaches the meaning of the millennium.

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User Review  - Randall Worley -

It is sad that a topic that has caused so much confusion in the Christian world should so seldom be treated as openly and fairly as it is in this book. I would love to see more books like this, where ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rick Schworer - Goodreads

It was a good book that shows the various views well. I like that there are four different people saying what they believe. I didn't give it a five star because the author of the book puts his bias into it, and the book isn't supposed to be about that. Read full review


A Dispensational Premillennial Response
A Historic Premillennial Response
A Historic Premillennial Response
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About the author (1977)

Ladd, professor of New Testament exegesis and theology at Fuller Theological Seminary since 1950, was educated at Gordon College and Gordon Divinity School (B.D.) and received the Ph.D. from Harvard University. He also did postdoctoral study at Heidelberg and Basel Universities. Ordained as an American Baptist minister, Ladd served several churches in the denomination. He was professor of Greek at Gordon College (1942-45) and head of the department of New Testament at Gordon Divinity School (1946-50). His writings include Crucial Questions about the Kingdom of God (1952), The Blessed Hope (1956), The Gospel of the Kingdom (1959), Jesus Christ and History (1963), The New Testament and Criticism (1965), The Pattern of the New Testament (1968), Commentary on The Revelation (1972) and The Theology of the New Testament (1974).

Robert G. Clouse (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is professor emeritus of history at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is also an ordained Brethren minister and has served churches in Iowa and Indiana. He is the author of the IVP books Meaning of the Millenium, Women in Ministry, War: Four Christian Views and Wealth and Poverty. He has also written The New Millenium Manual (Baker), Two Kingdoms (Moody), The Story of the Church (Moody) and Puritans, the Millenium and the Future of Israel (Clarke, with Peter Toon).

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