Reformed Bibliography for ex-Dispensationalists

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  1. monoergon

    monoergon Puritan Board Freshman

    Hello brothers and sisters,
    I created this thread so that you may recommend reformed bibliographic literature (books or articles, old and, preferably, new) on the following subjects and aspects:

    1. A work introducing Amillennialism, but, at the same time, refuting dispensational and/or premillennial interpretations of key eschatological verses;

    2. A reformed work whose main objective is to refute:
    a. dispensationalism and/or premillennialism;
    b. pretribulationism. I'm actually looking forward to reading something directly refuting it.

    3. Any other works refuting other aspects of dispensational theology.

  2. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Just get Sam Storms's book Kingdom Come, probably the single best book written on the subject (though I disagree with his take on Revelation 20), although Vern Poythress's book Understanding Dispensationalists, is also stellar.
  3. PhilA

    PhilA Puritan Board Sophomore

    I found this very helpful:-

    Dispensationalism - Rightly Dividing the People of God? Keith A Mathison
  4. Jerusalem Blade

    Jerusalem Blade Puritan Board Post-Graduate

  5. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritanboard Amanuensis

    Also check out some Progressive dispensational works for several reasons:

    a) they critique classic dispensationalism quite well (and they employ the already/not yet schema)
    b) it will protect one from straw men (like saying Dispensationalists all hold that Old Covenant was saved by works).

    George Ladd's stuff

    Anthony Hoekema is good because he realizes that no dispensationalist today holds to saved by works for old testament and he urges Reformed to stop making that charge.
  6. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    William Cox wrote a few things on this topic.

    Biblical Studies in Final Things
    Biblical Studies in Final Things: William E. Cox: 9780875521527: Books

    Amillennialism Today

    Why I left Scofieldsim

    This is absolutely one of my most favorite books on the topic. The Promise of the Future by Cornel Venema. It gives a good historical background on the various understandings.
  7. SolamVeritatem

    SolamVeritatem Puritan Board Freshman


    Below is a link that might be helpful. It includes some work by a couple of the authors mentioned above, plus a couple more.


    In Him,

  8. Jake

    Jake Puritan Board Junior

    Maybe not theologians, but I was taught such things explicitly by certain sunday school teachers growing up in an SBC church.
  9. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritanboard Amanuensis

    Also depends on which Scofield Bible was in use. As regards classical dispensationalism of the Ryrie school, I would count Michael Vlach as the most articulate defender of it and he denies the charge.
  10. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    I would argue (with Augustine) that the first resurrection is conversion, and the second resurrection is bodily resurrection. Storms follows Kline in arguing that the first resurrection is (ironically) the death of the Christian. I find it incongruous to describe death as resurrection.
  11. R Harris

    R Harris Puritan Board Sophomore

    "Israel and the New Covenant" by Roderick Campbell, with a forward by Oswald T. Allis. I have read in several places where it is a masterpiece x and I am now about a third of the way through it.

    So far, it is very good. The book's purpose is to cover covenant theology and eschatology and tie the two together.

    It is a good synopsis so far, but given that it was written in 1954, he did not write it in 'popular' format, so you have to work through it somewhat.
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