Preterist dating the book of revelation
To it belong Grotius, Bossuet, Hammond, Le Clerc, Wetstein, Eichhorn, Herder, Hartwig, Koppe, Hug, Heinrichs, Ewald, De Wette, Bleek, Reuss, Reville, Renan, Desprez, S. Warfield Partial-Preterism can be further divided into Premillennial (Gordon Clark), Amillennial (Jay Adams) and Postmilllennial (American Reconstructionism, Greg Bahnsen, Kenneth Gentry, American Vision, etc.).Davidson, Stuart, Lucke, Dusterdieck, Maurice, Farrar, etc. Hyper-Preterism, sometimes calling itself ‘consistent preterism’ or ‘full preterism’, which says that the 2nd Coming of Christ has already happened, involves an erroneous hermeneutic, serious heresy and is a repudiation of historic Christianity.“The praeterist view…I fail to see how that fact alone should restrict us in our application of things taught therein.Every book in the Bible must be understood in its contextual setting.For example, it depicts the demise of Judaism as an enemy of Christianity (Rom. With the removal of the temple system the church would grow unimpeded.One of the main objections to Preterism is that its focus on the original setting limits its application for us today.Gentry, Jr., , Fountain Inn, SC: Victorious Hope Publishing, 2010, p. The sad thing is that some brethren cannot see anything else when it comes to Preterism. Wallace’s view of Revelation was once the “common view.” Between 1850 and1900 the early view was held by the majority of conservative Bible students including Adam Clarke, Philip Schaff and John M. The early date advocates were as confident then that the weight of evidence was on their side as the late date proponents are for their view today.
Before Chilton died in the 80’s those last straws gave way and he professed Hyper-Preterism. This is an exposition of Chilton’s Reconstructionist, partial-preterist, postmillennial eschatology, through his hermeneutic of Interpretive Maximalism (which hermeneutic is seriously off track).King created a system of belief that he called “covenant eschatology,” because he believed that Biblical eschatology was not related to the end of time as we know it, but to the transition between the Old and New Covenants and specifically pertaining to the forty year period between AD 30-70.Reasoned defenders of the early date of Revelation recognize King’s view as inconsequential (See, Kenneth L.is said to have been first promulgated in anything like completeness by the Jesuit Alcasar, in his “Vestigatio Arcani Sensus in Apocalypsi” (1604). The next great name among this school of interpreters is that of Bossuet the great antagonist of Protestantism.” – Henry Alford, as quoted by Ron Cooke “In 1688, Jesuit-educated and Preterist, Bishop Bossuet dropped a bombshell on Protestants by publishing his scathing indictment of Protestantism, The History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches. This may be the most exhaustive contemporary defense to date of the partial preterist position.Bossuet’s purpose is so doing was to show the lack of unity and succession of Protestant doctrines through the ages (which the Calvinists claimed), unlike the unity and apostolic doctrines of the Catholic Church, thus fulfilling the promise of Jesus in Matt. Using the Protestant belief (that there have always been believers who have held to their anti-Catholic doctrines) against them, he proposes arguments proving the unorthodox Christianity of all the groups Protestants claimed as forefathers.” – Rand Winburn“A critical and exegetical commentary by a priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church first published in 1919. Barber This is the most in depth defense of the early dating of the authorship of the book of Revelation to the late A. 60’s, as opposed to the more common later dating in the A. This is a fascinating commentary, though rather innovative.