Author: Master, John, Ryrie, Charles, Willis, Wesley
Genre: Theology - Dispensationalism
Tags: Bible, Eschatology
Rick Shrader‘s Review:
This 1994 book is a recent answer to progressive dispensationalism by the editors and ten other contributors (including John Walvoord), also from historically dispensational seminaries. Walvoord says, ‘‘In a word, . . . the men represented by this new movement . . . are building their view on an inadequate definition of the kingdom concept in the Bible’’ (p. 90). Elliott Johnson writes, ‘‘Blaising and Bock propose a definition of dispensationalism that emphasizes historical description more than biblical description of progressive revelation’’ (p. 192). He then writes, ‘‘This ‘already-not yet’ model of Dispensationalism . . . shakes the very foundation of dispensational hermeneutics, which includes a consistent literalistic interpretation of the Old Testament’’ (p. 197).
The last three chapters are some of the latest defenses of a pretribulational rapture and are very up to date and informative.