Many people think eschatology refers to events occurring at the end of history. In this book, two scholars with expertise in biblical eschatology argue that God’s kingdom breaking into this world through Jesus Christ has inaugurated a new creation, a reality that should shape pastoral leadership and be reflected in the life and ministry of the church.
Brief and accessibly written, this book articulates the practical implications of G. K. Beale’s New Testament Biblical Theology and features an introductory chapter by Beale. Each chapter concludes with practical suggestions and a list of books for further study.
“The book is filled with practical suggestions, but what makes it unique and powerful is that the practical implications are rooted in what the Scriptures teach about eschatology. Readers will be instructed, edified, and encouraged.”—Thomas R. Schreiner, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“In this book two younger scholars, with the assistance of Greg Beale, show what it means to be end-time people. They offer some great theological reflections and practical advice on how to lead people who are waiting with patience and purpose for the day when God is all in all.”—Michael F. Bird, Ridley College
“Here is where ecclesiology and eschatology meet….Gladd and Harmon offer skillful guidance on how a biblical understanding of the end times is crucial to the church’s ministry and to its very identity for today.”—Daniel M. Gurtner, Bethel Seminary
“Gladd and Harmon offer a biblically thick description of Scripture’s redemptive narrative…. A very helpful combination of scholarly precision and pastoral sensitivity.”—Darian Lockett, Talbot School of Theology
“A clear and helpful guide….Gladd and Harmon have done us a great service by demonstrating in a compelling way why eschatology matters in the life of the church.”—Chris Bruno, author of The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses
“Gladd and Harmon apply to pastoral ministry the inaugurated eschatology they learned from Greg Beale. The book repeatedly moves from sound exegesis to theology to application.”—Andy Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary
“What a marvelous book!….Gladd and Harmon have achieved the rare feat of writing a book that is both substantive and useful, insightful and practical, scholarly and churchly—a model of what I would call ‘ecclesial theology.’ I recommend it highly!”—Todd Wilson, Calvary Memorial Church
Benjamin L. Gladd (PhD, Wheaton College) is assistant professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He has coauthored two books with G. K. Beale, Hidden but Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery and The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (forthcoming).
Matthew S. Harmon (PhD, Wheaton College) is professor of New Testament studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He is the author of a commentary on Philippians and of forthcoming commentaries on Galatians and 2 Peter and Jude.
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