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Overview In this fair, careful, and accessible study, leading evangelical theologian Millard Erickson provides an overview of various end-times perspectives. Pastors, students, and all those interested in end-times thought will find A Basic Guide to Eschatology an understandable, well-organized examination of the various viewpoints. Each position Erickson examines includes (1) a brief overview, (2) its history, (3) a more thorough examination of its major concepts and of the arguments offered in support of them, and (4) an evaluation of both its positive and negative aspects. Previously published as Contemporary Options in Eschatology, this book contains an updated chapter that discusses new developments in dispensationalism.
Publishers Description In this fair, careful, and accessible study, leading evangelical theologian Millard Erickson provides an overview of various end-times perspectives. Each position Erickson examines includes (1) a brief overview, (2) its history, (3) a more thorough examination of its major concepts and of the arguments offered in support of them, and (4) an evaluation of both its positive and negative aspects.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2012
Publisher Baker Books
ISBN 0801058368 ISBN13 9780801058363
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More About Millard J. Erickson
Millard J. Erickson (PhD, Northwestern University) is distinguished professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a leading evangelical spokesman and the author of numerous volumes, including the classic text Christian Theology.
Paul Kjoss Helseth (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of Christian thought at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the author of numerous scholarly articles.
Justin Taylor (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and he blogs at Between Two Worlds--hosted by the Gospel Coalition.
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
J. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California) is distinguished professor of philosophy at Biola University. He is an author of, contributor to, or editor of over ninety books, including The Soul: How We Know It's Real and Why It Matters.
R. Scott Smith is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California. He is the author of Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge. Dr. Smith has lectured and presented numerous times on his specialty, postmodernism, and he is also the secretary-treasurer of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
Stephen J. Wellum (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and editor of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Stephen lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Karen, and their five children.
Millard J. Erickson currently resides in Mounds View, in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Basic Guide to Eschatology, A: Making Sense of the Millennium?
Very balanced and easy to understand Mar 21, 2008
Dr. Erikson presents four competing views of end times theology, providing arguments both for and against each view. Although Erickson is historic premillennial, he presents a very unbiased description of each view in a fairly easy to read format. This is an great starting point for those who want to investigate the different end times positions. It has received excellent reviews from the evangelical community.
Making sense of Erickson Jan 21, 2008
Millard Erickson has done a fantastic job of giving an objective overview of the different positions of the end times. He tells his position in the conclusion of the book, but with a careful reading his position can be determined throughout the book. He gives a basic overview of each position and some history before telling their strengths and weaknesses. The problem comes in with some of the language he uses in this book. If the reader has no background in Kione Greek (Biblical Greek), then there are many sections that will be aggravating to the reader and they might become discouraged, because Erickson has assumed the reader to have a basic understanding and comprehension of Greek. Overall this is a fantastic book.
A Basic Guide tp Eschatology Sep 28, 2007
It was a very informative writing. I was enlightened by all of the different views on end times. The book came on time which is very important because I am in school. Thank you.
Great Overview May 9, 2005
Erickson does an excellent job of presenting various Eschatological views on the the Millenium and return of Christ. For each of the major views he presents a brief summary, history, the basic arguement for the position and its advantages and disadvantages. He presents each position from such a balanced perspective that one does not even know what his own view is until the very end.
My only disapointment with the book and the reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is that he barely even mentions the preterist view, as if it is not even worth considering.
Informative, Organized, and Balanced May 2, 2000
What I appreciate most about this book is its organization. In particular, part 2 of the book, the various millennial positions, employs these subheadings for each chapter: Overview, History, Tenets, and Evaluation (both positive and negative); since each view uses the same subheadings, it allows for easy comparison. Part 1 of the book, Background Views, was interesting reading; however, I didn't see how it connected with parts 2 and 3. Then again, I confess I haven't read widely in this field. I thought the presentation of each of the millennial views was more clear in this book than in Clouse's "The Meaning of the Millenium," although I enjoyed and recommend that book, as well.