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The Promise of His Coming: A Historical Interpretation and Revaluation of the Idea of the Second Advent
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The Promise of His Coming: A Historical Interpretation and Revaluation of the Idea of the Second Advent


Macmillan Co. 1921

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Chester Charlton McCown explores two ideas in The Promise of His Coming. First, the obscure origin and the slow and uncertain development of the Hebrew, Jewish, and Christian hope of a better world are set forth. McCown indicates the sources of certain particular phases of the premillennial and postmillennial views. This historical survey secures the proper basis for the second idea—the attempt to indicate and reinterpret the fundamental social and religious values of the Christian hope of the second coming of Christ.

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Key Features

  • Explores the development of pre- and postmillennial views
  • Examines social and religious values connected to the second coming
  • Contains indexes to aid personal study


  • Watchman, What of the Night?
  • The Day of Yahweh
  • Prophetic Reinterpretation
  • New Problems and New Solutions
  • A Counsel of Despair
  • The Kingdom at Hand
  • A Living and Blessed Hope
  • Three Millenniums of Waiting
  • The Second Advent

Praise for the Print Edition

After a brief exhibition of the nature of the eschatological problem of today, the author devotes the larger part of the book to a critical history of apocalypticism and concludes with a positive, constructive discussion of the content of truth in the idea of the Second Advent.

Methodist Review

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About Chester Charlton McCown

Chester Charlton McCown was professor of New Testament literature in the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.