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The Coming of the Kingdom


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This volume is a monumental study of the preaching of Jesus according to the synoptics. It is a treasure house of informative and stimulating exegesis, treating large segments of the synoptic texts. Herman Ridderbos presents a study of the kingdom that is thorough as well as comprehensive, taking into account a broad range of critical scholarship. The Coming of the Kingdom offers readers a better understanding of the kingdom’s nature as well as a helpful discussion of the parables and of the apocalyptic discourse of Mark 13.

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  • Explores the preaching of Jesus according to the synoptics
  • Presents informative and stimulating exegesis
  • Includes helpful discussion of the parables and apocalyptic discourse
  • The General Character of the Kingdom of Heaven (The Background)
  • The General Character of the Kingdom of Heaven (John the Baptist and Jesus)
  • The Kingdom Has Come (Fulfillment)
  • The Kingdom Has Come (The Provisional Character)
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom (The Basic Motif)
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom (Salvation)
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom (The Commandments)
  • The Coming of the Kingdom and the Church
  • The Coming of the Kingdom and the Lord’s Supper
  • The Future of the Kingdom of Heaven
When Ridderbos concludes that the kingdom of God involves both a present and a future aspect, nothing especially startling is disclosed. But the author’s treatment of this subject wins unqualified admiration when one takes account of the manner in which, in the context of a thorough and minute examination of the arguments of the representatives of “consistent eschatology” and “realized eschatology,” he surveys the pertinent data and evaluates the issues with exceptional exegetical ability. No one has approached him in the comprehensiveness of the treatment of this matter. And the discussion in this connection of such subjects as the kingdom in relation to Satan’s defeat and present working, the miracles as present power and as signs of the future, the parables, and the integrations of Jesus’ ministry with the coming of the kingdom is highly rewarding.

—Ned B. Stonehouse, late professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

Herman Nicolaas Ridderbos

Herman N. Ridderbos (1909–2007) was an influential New Testament scholar and theologian. Ridderbos studied at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands and Free University of Amsterdam. He was a pastor for eight years and a professor for over forty. Ridderbos is most widely known and respected for his work on the history of salvation (Heilsgeschichte) and biblical theology. Many of his books appear in the Herman Ridderbos Collection, including Paul and Jesus.


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