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"The Preterists hold that the larger part of the prophecy of this book was fulfilled in the overthrow of Jerusalem and pagan Rome." Milton S. Terry
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The criteria by which the identification of "scholar" and "scholarship" is made relates to peer review and acceptance more than to a particular level of scholastic achievement.
ARCHIVE OF "PRETERIST SCHOLARS"
(Classified by "Grand Associations", such as Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, and Secular)
Ambrose of Milan (337-397)
St. Aurelius Augustine (354-430)
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225/27-1274)
The Venerable Bede (673- 735)
Pope Benedict XVI (1927-)
Augustin Calmet (1672-1757)
St. John Chrysostom (347- 407)
Cyril of Alexandria (375-444)
Eusebius Pamphilius (263-339)
Gregory of Nyssa (330-395)
Johannis Hentenius (1499-1566)
Cornelius Lapide (1567-1637)
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
St. Remigius (437- 533)
Francesco Spadafora (1913-1997)
Theophylact of Ohrid (1055–1107)
IN THE ARTS
Organized by Doctrinal Affiliation
(Minor Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation in Past)
ADVOCATES FOR THE EARLY
DATE OF REVELATION
(PRIOR TO THE 20TH CENTURY)
"A partial list of scholars who have supported the early date for Revelation, gleaned unsystematically from my reading, would include the following 18th and 19th writers not already mentioned just above: John Lightfoot, Harenbert, Hartwig, Michaelis, Tholuck, Clarke, Bishop Newton, James MacDonald, Gieseler, Tilloch, Bause, Zullig, Swegler, De Wette, Lucke, Bohmer, Hilgenfeld, Mommsen, Ewald, Neander, Volkmar, Renan, Credner, Kernkel, B. Weiss, Reuss, Thiersch, Bunsen, Stier, Auberlen, Maurice, Niermeyer, Desprez, Aube, Keim, De Pressence, Cowles, Scholten, Beck, Dusterdiek, Simcox, S. Davidson, Beyschlag, Salmon, Hausrath. Continuing on into the 20th century we could list Plummer, Selwyn, J.V. Bartlet, C.A. Scott, Erbes, Edmundson, Henderson, and others. If one's reading has been limited pretty much to the present and immediately preceding generations of writers on Revelation, then the foregoing names may be somewhat unfamiliar to him, but they were not unrecognized in previous eras. When we combine these names with the yet outstanding stature of Schaff, Terry, Lightfoot, Westcott, and Hort, we can feel the severity of Beckwith's understatement when in 1919 he described the Neronian dating for Revelation as "a view held by many down to recent times." (Historical Setting for the Dating of Revelation)
John Leonhard Hug, Introduction to the New Testament, trans. David Fosdick, Jr. (Andover: Gould and Newman, 1836).
ADVOCATES FOR "AD70 WAS 'A' COMING OF CHRIST"
BROWN, ALEXANDER, of Aberdeen. " The Great Day of the Lord."
BROWN, DAVID (1858) "Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial?"
CLARKE, ADAM (1828)
COWLES, HENRY, of Oberlin, U.S.A. "The Revelation of John."
EDWARDS, JONATHAN "Miscellany 1199"
FARRAR, FREDERIC, W. (1882) "The Early Days of Christianity."
GENTRY, KENNETH "Before Jerusalem Fell"
GILL, JOHN (1796) "Body of Practical Divinity"
GOODHART, CHARLES ALFRED. (1891) "The Christian's Inheritance."
GROTIUS, HUGO. (1644) "Annotations."
HAMMOND, HENRY. (1653) "Annotations."
HARRIS, J. TINDALL. "The Writings of the Apostle John."
HOOPER, JOSEPH, of Bridgewater.
KING, ALEXANDER. "The Cry of Christendom for a Divine Eirenikon."
MAURICE, F. D. (1861) "The Apocalypse."
MURRAY, JAMES, of Torquay.
MURRAY, J. O. F. (1893) in the Cambridge " Companion to the Bible."
NEWTON,THOMAS (1754) "Dissertations on the Prophecies."
NISBETT, NEHEMIAH (1802) "The Triumphs of Christianity over Infidelity displayed"
PECKINS, W. N., of Torquay,
RATTRAY, THOMAS (1878) "The Regal Advent" (PDF)
SAMUEL, M.A. (1829) "The Catechist's Manual."
STARK, ROBERT, of Torquay.
STEPHENSON, J. A., (1838) " Christology of the Old and New Testaments,"
TERRY, MILTON S. (1883) " Biblical Hermeneutics."
THOM, Dr., of Liverpool.
WILKINSON, W. J. P., of Exeter.
ADVOCATES FOR "AD70 WAS 'THE' COMING OF CHRIST"
CROSBY, ALPHEUS, Removed from Dartmouth Professorship
DALE, R. W. (1878) "The Coming of Christ" ; a Sermon
DEPSREZ, PHILLIP, S. (1861) "The Apocalypse Fulfilled."
HAMPDEN-COOK, E. (1894) "The Christ Has Come."
LEE, SAMUEL, of Cambridge, Translator of Eusebius's " Theophania."
NOYES, JOHN Author of "The Berean"
RUSSELL, JAMES STUART. (1878) "The Parousia."
TOWNLEY, ROBERT, Of Liverpool.
WARREN, ISRAEL P., (1878) "The Parousia."
MILLENNIUM PAST: Grotius, Prideaux, Lightfoot, Brightman, Usher, Turretin the Elder, Ewald, Bush, Stuart, Davidson, Marck
ADDED ABRIDGED LIST OF BOOKS CITING PRETERISTARCHIVE.COM
2000: John MacArthur - The Second Coming (p. 226,227)
2000: Raymond Robert Fischer - The children of God: Messianic Jews and gentile Christians (p. 78)
2001: Mother Jones: Volume 26 (p. 63)
2002: Joey Faust - The Rod: will God spare it? (p. 329)
2003: Sung Wook Chung - Alister E. McGrath and evangelical theology: a dynamic engagement (p. 118)
2003: Tim LaHaye - The End Times Controversy (p. 441)
2003: Ralph Allan Smith - The Eternal Covenant: How the Trinity Reshapes Covenant Theology (p. 24)
2003: Regula Grünenfelder - Frauen an den Krisenherden: eine rhetorisch-politische Deutung (p. 59)
2004: Buddy Hanson - Thy Will Be Done on Earth
2004: Peter J. Leithart - The promise of His appearing: an exposition of Second Peter
2004: John MacArthur - La segunda venida (p. 215)
2004: Thomas Nelson - The safe sites Internet yellow pages
2005: Don Hawkinson - Character for life: an American heritage : profiles of great men (p. 22)
2006: Paul Benware - Understanding End Times Prophecy: A Comprehensive Approach (p. 247)
2006: Anthony Testa - The Key of the Abyss (p. 103)
2006: Victoria Trimondi - Krieg der Religionen: Politik, Glaube und Terror im Zeichen de
2007: John Ankerberg - What's the Big Deal about Jesus?: *Why All the Controversy? (p. 228)
John Buckley -
Prophecy Unveiled (p. 447)
2007: Louis Berkhof -
Manual of Christian Doctrine (p. 146) 2007: Dillon Burroughs -
The Jesus Family Tomb Controversy: How the Evidence Falls Short (p.
129) 2007: Robert Michael, Philip Rosen -
Dictionary of antisemitism from the earliest times to the present
(p. 39) 2007: Horner & Clendenen
Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged (p. 353) 2007: Broadman & Holman -
The HCSB Student Bible (p. 1792) 2007: Nur Masalha -
The Bible and Zionism: invented traditions, archaeology (Vol. 1, p. 328) 2008: David Crowe -
The Holocaust: roots, history, and aftermath 2008: Alden A. Mosshammer -
The Easter computus and the origins of the Christian era (p. 366) 2008: Kent Stevens -
DANIEL: Touchstone of Prophecy (p. 292) 2009: Simon Ponsombe -
And the Lamb Wins: Why the End of the World Is Really Good News (p.
302) 2009: Allen Fuller -
The GOSPEL PROPHECY: the Bible as Allegory (p. 145)
2007: Louis Berkhof - Manual of Christian Doctrine (p. 146)
2007: Dillon Burroughs - The Jesus Family Tomb Controversy: How the Evidence Falls Short (p. 129)
2007: Robert Michael, Philip Rosen - Dictionary of antisemitism from the earliest times to the present (p. 39)
2007: Horner & Clendenen Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged (p. 353)
2007: Broadman & Holman - The HCSB Student Bible (p. 1792)
2007: Nur Masalha - The Bible and Zionism: invented traditions, archaeology (Vol. 1, p. 328)
2008: David Crowe - The Holocaust: roots, history, and aftermath
2008: Alden A. Mosshammer - The Easter computus and the origins of the Christian era (p. 366)
2008: Kent Stevens - DANIEL: Touchstone of Prophecy (p. 292)
2009: Simon Ponsombe - And the Lamb Wins: Why the End of the World Is Really Good News (p. 302)
2009: Allen Fuller - The GOSPEL PROPHECY: the Bible as Allegory (p. 145)
2009: Michael Ryan, Les Switzer - God in the Corridors of Power (p. 432)
2009: Duncan W McKenzie -
The Antichrist and the Second Coming: A Preterist Examination (p. 457)
2009: Abdu Murray -
Apocalypse Later: Why the Gospel of Peace Must Trump the Politics
(p. 188) 2009: A.T. Steele -
The Exegetical Study Guide Series: An Expositor's Field Manual (p.
47) 2010: Paul Benware -
Entienda la profecía de los últimos tiempos (p. 359) 2010: James R. Johnson -
All Power to the Lamb (p. 465)
2009: Abdu Murray - Apocalypse Later: Why the Gospel of Peace Must Trump the Politics (p. 188)
2009: A.T. Steele - The Exegetical Study Guide Series: An Expositor's Field Manual (p. 47)
2010: Paul Benware - Entienda la profecía de los últimos tiempos (p. 359)
2010: James R. Johnson - All Power to the Lamb (p. 465)
2011: Holman's Student Bible
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Date: 11 Oct 2010
I think the word "parousia" could never indicate a quick trip to somewhere and then a rapid exit! It means, rather, a triumphal appearance and an intention to remain. How long a stay is immaterial. Aside from usage with inanimate objects its thrust always intimates that the "appearer" will come with a purpose and remain until that purpose is accomplished. If this can be demonstrated to be the correct function of "parousia" it tolls the death knell on the entire preterite notion of some sort of quickee exit for the saints of 70A.D.
Date: 21 Nov 2010
I believe that all three views should be combined into ONE BIBLICAL VIEW because Revelation covers past,present and future. There are events that have been fulfilled, some presently taking place and others stil to take place. Why not call the final view THE BIBLICAL VIEW?
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