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The Last Things: Resurrection, Judgment, Glory (Christian Foundations)

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In The Last Things Donald G. Bloesch takes up difficult and sometimes controversial themes such as the coming of the kingdom of God, the return of Jesus Christ, the life hereafter, the millennial hope, the final judgment, hell, heaven, purgatory and paradise.

Wrestling with biblical texts that often take metaphorical form, Bloesch avoids rationalistic reductionism as well as timid agnosticism. While he acknowledges mystery and even paradox, Bloesch finds biblical revelation much more than sufficient to illuminate the central truths of a Christian hope articulated throughout the history of the church.

The Last Things is not just a review of past Christian eschatology but a fresh articulation of the grace and glory of God yet to be consummated. The triumph of the grace of Jesus Christ and the dawning of hope beckon us to reach out in the power of the Spirit to receive that blessed future and the promise to renew the life of the church universal today.

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  • Title: The Last Things: Resurrection, Judgment, Glory
  • Authors: Donald G. Bloesch
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 331

Donald G. Bloesch (1928-2010) earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He did postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tübingen and Basel. He wrote numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook: Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer, Spirituality Old New, Freedom for Obedience and the seven-volume Christian Foundations series. He also served for a time as president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

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  1. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch

    2/15/2016

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    This final volume in Bloesch's Christian Foundations is a worthy end of a worthwhile journey through the 7 volumes. I thoroughly enjoyed this volume, and especially liked the Author was willing to not only tackle different eschatological views such as the various Millennium views (which were very well handled) but also delve into Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Resurrection of the Dead, Interim States - and not too mention are chapter looking at Israel's role in end times. So often "end times" theologies only cover a selection of these topics, so I was impressed with the breadth of topics covered. Admittedly the size of this volume meant that many of these topics are only touched upon briefly - but the Author definitely gives you something to think about in these areas. Now, I am not saying I agree with all of the Authors conclusions but he does put up some interesting proposals. I appreciated that he touched on the topic of "Rewards" - which is often avoided by Evangelical / Reformed Theologians - and this is one area I would've appreciated more discussion. Even if you haven't read the other volumes, this one is quite capable of standing alone - and worth the read - sometimes good to challenge one's eschatology (and thus after reading this I've scheduled a couple of books - one from a Traditional Premillennialist and one from a Postmillennialist - given that I tend more towards Amillennialism).
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