Top 10 Books on Eschatology

Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema

These books represent the strongest cases for amillenialism, postmillenialism, and historic premillenialism.

1.  The Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema  [l, e, p, s]

Solid amillenial defense.

2.  A Case for Amillenialism by Kim Riddlebarger  [l, e, p, s]

Another solid amillenial case.

3.  Coming of the Kingdom by Herman Ridderbos  [e, p, s]

Ridderbos is very helpful in explaining the ‘already, not yet‘ principle of God’s kingdom in redemptive history.

4. Dispensationalism:  Rightly Dividing the People of God? by Keith Mathison  [y, l, e, p, s]

Mathison does a great job dissecting classical Dispensationalism.  Also helpful on deconstructing classical Dispensationalism is Vern Poythress’, Understanding Dispensationalists.

5.  Postmillenialism:  An Eschatology of Hope by Keith Mathison  [e, p, s]

I have yet to read this, but Keith is a thorough and sound writer.  I have also heard that this is one of the finest defenses of Postmillenialism.

6.  The Book of Revelation:  A Commentary on the Greek Text by Greg Beale  [p, s]

A very technical yet helpful commentary on Revelation.  Also helpful is Richard Bauckham’s, The Theology of the Book of Revelation.

7.  A Case for Historic Premillenialism by Craig Blomberg  [l, e, p, s]

Decent case for historic premillenialism by a solid scholar.  Also, G.E. Ladd’s, Presence of the Future and The Last Things:  An Eschatology for Laymen are also good.

8.  The Returning King:  A Guidebook to the Book of Revelation by Vern Poythress  [l, e, p, s]

Another helpful book on Revelation.

9. The Israel of God by O. Palmer Robertson  [e, p, s]

A solid explanation of the relationship of Israel to the church.

10.  The Meaning of the Millenium (4 views) edited by G.E. Ladd  [l, e, p, s]

A helpful introduction and dialogue between different eschatological positions.

(c=children; y=young adult; l=lay leader; e=elder; p=pastor; s=scholar)

2 Responses to Top 10 Books on Eschatology

  1. Jesse says:

    There’s one more that has been left off the list! Got to check out “More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation” by William Hendriksen. Beautiful book, combines scholarship with simplicity. Even recommended by Hoekema in “Amillenialism-Part I Introduction.” He say that it is an able defense of progressive parallelism. Great commentary!

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