Summary: The Bible
and the Future
by Anthony Hoekema
Anthony Hoekema (1913-1988) gives a satisfactory study on eschatology and biblical prophesy in his treatise The Bible and the Future, Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1979. Written from the perspective of amillennialism, Hoekema outlines impartially the various millennial views and then proceeds to point out their interpretive strengths and weaknesses. With solid redemptive-historical scholarship and a rare sensitivity and reverence toward God's word, Hoekema represents the noble Calvinistic heritage in which he works. His defense of biblical eschatology is satisfying and well-written, scholarly but remaining readable for laity. Of particular interest is his section on inaugurated eschatology and his critique of the millennial views.
Appendix: Recent Trends in Eschatology
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