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Reformed Amillennialism

  • Introducing Covenant Theology
    by Michael Horton

    It is one thing to give up dispensationalism.  But what do you put in its place?  Here's an outstanding introduction to classical Reformed covenant theology.  This is the way to read and understand the Bible!  This one will rock your world--whether you be a dispensationalist, a progressive dispensationalist, or even a Reformed Christian who gets unnecessarily squeamish about a covenant of works.  Michael is a great theologian, a superb writer, and most importantly, my friend.

     
  • The Bible and the Future
    by Anthony A. Hoekema

    The best comprehensive treatment of Reformed amillennialism in print.  Must reading.

     
  • The Book of Revelation (New International Greek Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids, Mich.).)
    by G. K. Beale

    This is a marvelous commentary---although it presupposes some knowledge of Greek.  Beale demonstrates that the Book of Revelation is a book about Jesus Christ and that the key to understanding it is to be found in the Old Testament (surprise, surprise), from whence its symbols and images are drawn.  No longer will Revelation seem weird or frightening.

     
  • Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation
    by Dennis E. Johnson

    The best all-around commentary on Revelation.  Not as technical as Beale, up-to-date, unlike Hendricksen, but no fluff is found here either.  A very helpful, user-friendly, and pastoral piece of work.  If you buy only one commentary on Revelation, this should be it.

     
  • God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos
    by Meredith G. Kline

    Kline for beginners!  Actually, this is fascinating (albeit mind-blowing) sweep through the grand drama of redemption focuses upon the history of the covenant as it relates to Har Magedon, the mountain of God.  Includes Kline's controversial essay, "Space and Time in the Genesis Cosmology," as well as his essay "Har Magedon."  Highly recommended.

     
  • Promise of the Future
    by Cornelis P. Venema

    Venema's volume is comprehensive, clear and well-written.  While not a duplication of Hoekema's Bible and the Future, it covers much of the same ground. This one is rock-solid--although it is a tad expensive.  Highly recommended. 

     
  • Pauline Eschatology
    by Geerhardus Vos

    This is a brilliant piece of work.  Exegetically insightful and profound in its conclusions.  This is must reading.

     
  • Jesus and Israel: One Covenant or Two?
    by Mr. David E. Holwerda

    Contains a helpful treatment of Romans 9-11.  He convinced me!

     
  • Regnum Caelorum: Patterns of Millennial Thought in Early Christianity
    by Mr. Charles E. Hill

    All historic premillennarians need to read and interact with this one.  A great piece of scholarship!

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

    If you've never read anything on the Reformed Amillennial interpretation of the Book of Revelation, this is a great place to start reading.  The Returning King is a wonderful introduction to the Book of Revelation.  This book is great for groups and home Bible studies.

     
  • The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    by G. K. Beale

    Greg Beale's book is an important study as to how the tabernacle and the temple are types of the eschatological presence of God with his people.  This means that the new heavens and earth of Revelation 21 is a reference to God's presence, which is no longer confined to the Holy of Holies and which will then extend to all of creation.  Beale also does a great job on Paul's use of temple language, and is especially helpful when treating 2 Thessalonians 2:4.  Beale convincingly argues that Paul is referring to the church (the historicist view), not the Jerusalem temple.  Beale also argues for an eschatological man of sin whose appearance is preceded by (or connected to) a time of great apostasy (Reformed amillennialism), and whose appearance is the harbinger of the final judgment.

     
  • When Shall These Things Be: A Reformed Response to Hyper-Preterism
    P & R Publishing

    Overall the book is so-so.  But the essays by Strimple on the Resurrection of the Body and Hill on Eschatology After Jerusalem's Fall are brilliant.  Hyper-preterism is a menace!

     
  • 1-2 Thessalonians (IVP New Testament Commentary Series)
    by G. K. Beale

    Beale's work on Thessalonians is very helpful in his treatment of 2 Thessalonians 2, especially in dealing Paul's discussion of the temple (it is the church), the restrainer (it is the preaching of the gospel) and the revelation of the man of lawlessness (tied to the apostasy and the day of judgment).  Very good exegetical response to preterist arguments.

     
  • Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond
    Zondervan

    This is one of the "debate" books from Zondervan in which each author makes their case, while the others respond in turn.  In this debate about the millennium, Dr. Robert Strimple not only makes a concise and very compelling case for amillennialism, he does a very good job refuting Gentry (postmillennialism) and Blaising (Premillennialism).  This is highly recommended.