Three Views On The Rapture: Pre; Mid; Or Post-tribulation Paperback – Sep 10 1996
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Three Trinity Evangelical Divinity School professors present their premillennnialist views on when the rapture will occur - before, during, or after the tribulation. Paul D. Feinberg argues the pre-tribulation position. Gleason L. Archer presents the mid-tribulation position. Douglas J. Moo holds the post-tribulation view. Richard Reiter gives a historical overview. Previously titled The Rapture.
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Premillennialists continue to be divided on the question of the Rapture of the church. Will it occur before, in the middle of, or after the Tribulation? Drs. Feinberg (Pre), Archer (Mid), and Moo (Post) present the case for the position each holds. This format allows the reader to see the three positions in dialogue with one another, thus clarifying the distinctives and revealing the strengths and weaknesses of each. Firmly held and clearly stated convictions are tempered by an irenic spirit. The book is introduced by Richard Reiter's helpful essay tracing the history of this debate in American evangelicalism.See all Product Description
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That being said, one of the things that impressed me the most in Three Views of the Rapture was the level of scholarly presentation and interaction in the positions presented. Entering in, I was not terribly familiar with Paul Fienberg, but both Douglas Moo and Gleason A. Archer were familiar names to me, and I was pleased at the high level of representation they brought to their respective fields. Their cases were technical (albeit verbose) and showed a generally high view of scripture.Read more ›
One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is its introduction that discusses the development of the pretrib, midtrib, and posttrib positions. When one understands how these positions developed and why one gained more steam and notoriety than others, one begins to understand why popularity alone does not determine orthodoxy.
Interestingly, the origination of the pretrib concept in the early 1800s and its rapid deployment throughout the evangelical circles in the 1900s had less to do with good practices of scriptural interpretation than a response to the amillennial interpretations that had dominated for centuries, combined with popular exposure to this position due to power and resources of its defenders during a time of relative scriptural ignorance among the general population. The midtrib and posttrib positions developed in the academic circles in response to the perceived error of rapidly popularizing pretrib position, but they came too late; pretrib had already become entrenched. Such background is fascinating and necessary for any student of the rapture and helps to put the positions themselves into perspective.Read more ›
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Perhaps I'm just getting tired of reading the same information, repeated by different people. The temptation with three points of view of the rapture is to be complacent (there's... Read morePublished on July 28 2003
The format, three predominant views of premillenialism set side by side intrigued me. I was a little bit disappointed because all three scholars are from the same school, Trinity... Read morePublished on April 12 2001 by Mark Jones
The most exciting thing about this book is the way that the contributors can disagree about this topic and yet not let it hinder their fellowship or their love for one another. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2001 by Dave Washburn
I agree with the last reviewer on just about everything. It's helpful to have the three predominant views about the rapture side-by-side. Read morePublished on July 31 2000 by David Haggith
It is interesting to read a defense of three main views on when the rapture will take place -- before, in the middle of, or at the end of the Great Tribulation. Read morePublished on Dec 28 1999 by Todd Grotenhuis
A friendly discussion of three points of view regarding the rapture. Gives pros and cons to each view. Read morePublished on Dec 16 1999 by David Haggith