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Resources to study eschatology can be very expensive if one wants to gather a solid library of viable books. We will make every effort to offer as many online resources as possible for students who are on a strict budget. If there are any resources that are of used to our readers, please consider purchasing these volumes since we cannot guarantee their availability online.

General

The Gospel of the Kingdom (Phillip Mauro) Phillip Mauro was an American patent lawyer who lived during the time when the Scofield bible had come to reach its widest popularity. A former dispensationalist himself, Mauro sets off to examine the theology of dispensationalism addressing various teaching related to this new perspective on scripture. Mauro does not only address the dispensational teaching from eschatology but delves into other related topics such as the law and the place of the gospels for the Christian.

The Hope of Israel: What is it? (Phillip Mauro) This book demonstrates that God has in fact not rejected Israel but has blessed them with even greater blessings than they had originally perceived. Mauro brings out clearly from the pages of scripture what exactly the hope of the Israel of God is in regards to current and future blessings.

Understanding Dispensationalism (Vern Poythress): This is a charitable critique of Dispensational Premillennialism from world class theologian Vern Poythress. Poythress gives us a good primer on the subject by exploring the historical roots on DT, key issues relating to the theology and how to approach your Dispensationalist friends in a dialogue on the subject. We truly appreciate the tone that this book takes in comparison to others who have demeaned the theological position.

A Study of Dispensationalism (A.W. Pink) This short volume is the work of former 20th century dispensationalist A.W. Pink written towards the end of his life. Pink’s 5 essays are a good introduction to the problems that classical dispensational theology faces written by a man who spent most of his writing career defending their propositions.

The Climax of Prophecy (Richard Baucham) This is a series of scholarly essays on various themes in the book of Revelation. This is a great resource for anyone who wishes to understand the historical setting of the book of Revelation and also some of the background of many of the themes found therein. This is a more scholarly work and may require some knowledge of Greek and Hebrew to truly appreciate the content however there is much in the book that can be understood by the average student of the Scriptures.

The Restoration of All Things (Sam Storms). “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again!” This foundational liturgical refrain reminds us that what God has already achieved in the past through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ is the foundation for what Scripture says he will do in the future, at the consummation of all things. In this booklet Sam Storms examines the essential elements of Christian eschatological hope—including bodily resurrection, judgment, hell and eternal punishment, and heaven in the presence of God—to show that this hope is a confident expectation rooted in the historical reality of what transpired in the life and death of Christ. (amazon product review)

The Bible & The Future (Anthony Hoekema) One of the standard volumes to consult if one wishes to undertake the study of eschatology is Anthony Hoekema’s classic The Bible & the Future. Here is a sample edition of the book on Google Books.

The Man of Sin (Kim Riddlebarger) One of the most profound questions that perplexes any study of eschatology is the question of the antichrist. Many students of eschatology throughout church history have attempted to identify the antichrist and it seems each generation has its speculation. Dr. Riddlebarger’s book brings some clarity to the whole issue by examining the biblical text related to this mysterious figure.

The Teaching of Jesus Concerning the Kingdom of God and the Church (Geerhardus Vos) The most prominent theme in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ and that of the rest of the New Testament is the Kingdom of God and of the Church. What did the Lord Jesus mean by the Kingdom? Vos explores this theme in some detail demonstrating the concept was significantly different than what others had supposed.

The Temple and the Church’s Mission (G.K. Beale) The discussion of the place and nature of the temple is vital to an understanding of God’s purposes. Dr. Beale’s book is a sweeping review of the bible on the dwelling place of God and how we must look at this from a New Testament perspective.

Commentaries

The Book of Zechariah

Glory in our Midst: A Biblical-Theological Reading of Zechariah’s Night Vision (Meredith Kline) This commentary on the writing of the prophet Zechariah is a mix of deeply thoughts out exposition and a meditation on the glory of God.

The Gospel of Matthew

The New International Commentary on the New Testament : The Gospel of Matthew (R.T. France) France’s exposition of Matthew is a standard among any serious student of this gospel. His comments on the Kingdom Parables and the Olivet Discourse are definitely worth a read. (Google Books)

The Epistle to the Thessalonians

The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: 1-2 Thessalonians (G.K. Beale) Considered by many to be one of the best commentaries on the Thessalonian epistles for its simplicity and rich theological thought. Beale addresses the many eschatological text with precision. (Google Books)

The Book of Revelation

 More Than Conquerers (William Hendricksen) Considered to be the classic commentary on the book of Revelation from an Amillennial-Idealist prespective. This book is a fantastic overview of the many themes of the apocalypse. (Google Books)

Revelation: A Shorter Commentary (G.K. Beale) G. K. Beale’s monumental New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Revelation has been highly praised since its publication in 1999. This shorter commentary distills the superb grammatical analysis and exegesis from that tome (over 1,300 pages) into a book more accessible and pertinent to preachers, students, and general Christian readers. (Google Books)

The Theology of the Book of Revelation (Richard Bauckham) This is a very scholarly work on the underlying theology behind many of the symbols and themes of the book of Revelation. (Google Books)

The Letters to the Seven Church of Asia in their Local Setting (Colin Hemer) This important work takes the reader through the cultural, political and economic situation that would have surrounded the churches in Asia Minor. (Google Books)

The Book of Revelation- A Study (Peter M. Dietsch) This new book – “The Book of Revelation – A Study” – is available to download (as a Kindle e-book or pdf)  As the footnotes in the book bear out, most of this new book is a bringing together of various commentaries on Revelation, leaning heavily on my favorite and very readable commentary, More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation by William Hendriksen.

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