Four Views on Heaven

FOUR VIEWS HEAVEN ON John S. Feinberg J. Richard Middleton Michael Allen Peter Kreeft COUNTERPOINTS BIBLE & THEOLOGY ZONDERVAN ACADEMIC ZONDERVAN ACADEMIC Four Views on Heaven Copyright © 2022 by. Michael Wittmer , general editor ...

Four Views on Heaven

Discover and understand the different Christian views of what heaven will be like. Christians from a variety of denominations and traditions are in middle of an important conversation about the final destiny of the saved. Scholars such as N. T. Wright and J. Richard Middleton have pushed back against the traditional view of heaven, and now some Christians are pushing back against them for fear that talk about the earthiness of our final hope distracts our attention from Jesus. In the familiar Counterpoints format, Four Views on Heaven brings together a well-rounded discussion and highlights similarities and differences of the current views on heaven. Each author presents their strongest biblical case for their position, followed by responses and a rejoinder that model a respectful tone. Positions and contributors include: Traditional Heaven - our destiny is to leave earth and live forever in heaven where we will rest, worship, and serve God (John S. Feinberg) Restored Earth - emphasizes that the saved will live forever with Jesus on this restored planet, enjoying ordinary human activities in our redeemed state. (J. Richard Middleton) Heavenly Earth - a balanced view that seeks to highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of the heavenly and earthly views (Michael Allen). Roman Catholic Beatific Vision - stresses the intellectual component of salvation, though it encompasses the whole of human experience of joy, happiness coming from seeing God finally face-to-face (Peter Kreeft). The Counterpoints series presents a comparison and critique of scholarly views on topics important to Christians that are both fair-minded and respectful of the biblical text. Each volume is a one-stop reference that allows readers to evaluate the different positions on a specific issue and form their own, educated opinion.

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Four Views on Heaven
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Zondervan,
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-18 - Publisher: Zondervan Academic

Discover and understand the different Christian views of what heaven will be like. Christians from a variety of denominations and traditions are in middle of an important conversation about the final destiny of the saved. Scholars such as N. T. Wright and J. Richard Middleton have pushed back against the
Four Views on Heaven
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Michael E Wittmer, Stanley N Gundry
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-06 - Publisher:

What will heaven be like? Four Views on Heaven invites readers into a conversation between the traditional view of heaven, its counter with the new earth, a mediating third way that teaches our end will be on earth but with a focus on Jesus, and a traditional Roman Catholic perspective.
Four Views on Hell
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Zondervan,
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-08 - Publisher: Zondervan Academic

Recent years have seen much controversy regarding hell: Do we go to heaven or hell when we die? Or do we cease to exist? Are believers and unbelievers ultimately saved in the end? Four Views on Hell highlights why the church still needs to wrestle with the doctrine of hell.
Four Views on Hell
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: John F. Walvoord, Zachary J. Hayes, Clark H. Pinnock
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-10 - Publisher: Zondervan Academic

Most contemporary Christians acknowledge the doctrine of hell, but they’d rather not think about how God punishes the wicked. The authors of Four Views on Hell meet this subject head-on with different views on what the Scriptures say. Is hell to be understood literally as a place of eternal smoke
Four Views on the Book of Revelation
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: C. Marvin Pate
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-03 - Publisher: Zondervan

Of all the books of the Bible, few are as fascinating or as bewildering as Revelation. Its images grip the imagination: four grim horsemen, the Antichrist, the ten-horned beast, the ultimate battle at Armageddon, and, of course, 666, the “mark of the beast,” variously interpreted to signify everything from Hitler