From Age to Age: The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology
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For those schooled in the likes of Vos, Ridderbos, and Kline, the apprehension of eschatology broadly conceived is like Dorothy’s move from black-and-white Kansas to Technicolor Oz,” says Michael Glodo of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. “But for too long this gift has been the buried talent of its modest circle of possessors. Keith Mathison goes a long way in unearthing this gift in From Age to Age.”
Although books on eschatology often focus on the second coming of Christ and the millennium, a complete study of biblical eschatology must include Christ’s first advent, which inaugurated the last days. It must also include a study of God’s preparations throughout redemptive history for the eschatological first advent of Christ.
From Age to Age looks not only at the consummation of God’s redemptive-historical purposes at the end of history, but also at their unfolding stages. Using the narrative method of biblical theology, Mathison traces the eschatological themes of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, emphasizing how each book of the Bible develops these themes, which culminate in the coming of Christ.
“Filling a crucial gap, From Age to Age is simultaneously sweeping in its scope, deeply informed on the specifics, and so readable that I’ll be recommending this as the book to give to any Christian who asks me for an overview of the Bible. If you read, meditate on, and inwardly digest From Age to Age, you will have a deeper, richer, and fresher appreciation of the greatest story ever told.”
- Michael Horton
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