The Parousia: A Critical Inquiry into the New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming

The Parousia: A Critical Inquiry into the New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming“Men have come to look upon the apocalypse as an unintelligible enigma, only meant to puzzle and bewilder. . . .”

The Parousia is an excellent book. As the above quote suggests, eschatology is generally considered confusing, however, this book makes perfect sense of it. This is no airy, hastily compiled collection of essays, nay, this work is rich in scholarly references, it is steeped in logical thought, and best of all, the hermeneutics are splendid. Russel approaches the entirety of the New Testament's content concerning eschatology (no mean task!) with a careful mind. It is stressed again and again that if we are to understand the letters and speeches about the second coming, we must understand the relevancy they had to the original audience. With this manner of interpretation in mind, formerly perplexing matters like who the antichrist really is, the number 666, and the dual fulfillment of prophesies, are made clear.

In short, Russel does an admirable job of explaining the “end times” verses in the New Testament. This book is not exactly an easy read; it is necessary to pay close attention, for each point builds on the last. But, most important, keep in mind Russel's admonition to the reader: “we are about to make great demands on the candour and impartiality of the reader, and must ask for a patient and unbiased weighing of the evidence that shall be brought before him. . . . " This was a great book! It was deep and thorough. It constantly reminded me of how well read the scholars of the past centuries were.

I gave it 5 stars because I expect to return to it repeatedly each time I study Revelations or the gospels. It outlined a Preterist approach to Revelations in such a thorough manner it helped convince me. The Parousia A Critical Study Of TheNotRetrouvez The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Scripture Doctrines Of Christ S Second Coming, His Reign As King, The Resurrection Of The Dead, And The General Judgment Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D OccasionThe Parousia A Critical Study Of The ScNotRetrouvez The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Sc Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Scripture DoctrinesAchetez Et Tlchargez Ebook The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Scripture Doctrines Of Christ S Second Coming, His Reign As King The Resurrection Of The Dead English Edition Boutique Kindle Theology The Parousia PreteristCentral The Parousia A Time Of Judgment To Enemies Of Christ And Of Deliverance To His People Events Which Must Precede The Parousia The Apostasy The Man Of Sin IN THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS Attitude Of The Christians Of Corinth In Relation To The Parousia Judicial Character Of The Day Of The Lord I PAROUSIA Cet Ineffable Trio De Tmoins Du Mystre Exprima, Chacun Sa Manire, Ses Visions Lymphatiques Afin De Renforcer La Puissance Du Message Du Christ, Et Surtout, Par La Suite, D Exprimer La Bonne Nouvelle De La Rsurrection Avec Beaut Et Conviction La Sainte Vierge Passa Sa Vie Au Ciel Faire Du Bien Sur La Terre De Sa Premire Apparition Au Puy Enap J C Jusqu Arc Watripont Belgique En , Elle N Eut De The Parousia A Careful Look At Our Lord S Second Coming James Stuart Russell MA DDiv James Stuart Russell Was A Pastor And Author Of The Parousia The Book Was Originally Published Inwith The Title, The Parousia A PAROUSIA Il S Agit De Contre Servan Schreiber, L Ouvrage Sans Doute Le Moins Connu De Dominique De Roux, Un Trait De Cent Dix Huit Pages Sur La Monte En Puissance Du Radical Socialisme Franais Usant D Une Mthode Absolument Nouvelle L Poque, Mais Tout Fait Prouve Aujourd Hui Une Mthode Visant Mettre Progressivement Au Pouvoir Une Nouvelle Caste De Financiers Au Service Des Etats Unis D Europe THE PAROUSIA IN THE GOSPELS The Parousia I The Parousia A Time Of Judgment Alike To The Friends And The Enemies Of Christ Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins What Is The Parousia GotQuestions Answer The Greek Word Parousia Pronounced Pair Oo See Ah Is A Noun That Means A Coming Or A Presence As It Is Used In The New Testament, It Can Refer To Any Individual S Coming Or Presence To A Specific Place Or To Be With Specific People For Example, InCorinthians, Paul Writes Of The Coming Of Stephanas And Fortunatus And Achaicus InCorinthians, Paul Writes Of The Parousie Wikipdia La Parousie Est Une Notion Chrtienne Qui Dsigne La Seconde Venue Du Christ Sur La Terre Dans Sa Gloire, La Premire Tant Sa Naissance La Symbolisation Varie Entre Le Catholicisme Romain, O Le Christ Est En Gloire Et En Majest, Et L Orthodoxie, O L Attente Est Symbolise Par Un Trne Vide This was the main book that finally convinced me of full preterism. It is very hard to argue against closely reasoned, scripturally crossreferenced exposition as one finds here. My first reading of this book was filled with angry penciled notes of disagreement, but by the second reading I came away pretty much convinced, although I didn't agree with a few of his conclusions.

Totally recommended. Soooo good In the study of preterism, this is foundational

This classic is well worth the read. A scholarly work which will assist you in your quest to understand the Scriptures. For me personally, this was both a monumental and a very fascinating read. Never having heard of preterism until recently, it intrigues me greatly that a book of this magnitude dealing with prophecy from a preterist perspective was written in the midnineteenth century.

The writers perspectives/conclusions have not changed that much in today's preterist writings and this book is still very relevant for any one interested in studying the preterist interpretation of Scripture.

One thing that confused me was the author's statement about the loosing of Satan at the end of the "1000" year millennium, which the author states must be taken literally, and is therefore still future. Yet he never states how he believes Satan will be defeated at that time.

Seeing how the author argues that every mention of Jesus' "second coming" in the New Testament is speaking of his coming in judgment on Israel in A.D. 70, I suppose we are left to conclude that Satan will finally be cast down by Jesus at some time in the future. However, if the author is correct, and every mention in the New Testament of Jesus' parousia were fulfilled in A.D. 70, then there is no Scripture that deals with when and how Satan will be cast down.

I normally don't critique the binding of a book, especially when it was sent to me free of charge other than the cost of shipping; however, it disappoints me greatly that a book of this size has been published as a paperback. Near about the last 100 pages of my book have come out. I hope someday a hardback edition will be published which I believe will better help preserve this great work of exegesis for future generations to read, study and enjoy. One of the seminal works explaining the end times views of preterism, this 19th century work is a must read if you wish to understand the inner workings of preterism (which means 'past fulfillment') and how it relates to the Second Coming of Christ.

J. Stuart Russell is exhaustive in his hermeneutics and is faithful to the context of the Scriptures themselves, always keeping this question in the forefront: was this written for us, or for that generation? When Jesus said "this generation shall not pass, until all these things be fulfilled," was He speaking about some future generation, or rather to His audience? The context and the Greek in the chapter indicate it was to His present audience.

In short, this book postulates that the lion's share of prophecies in the prophets and foretold by Jesus came to pass at either His life, or in His coming at the Destruction of Jerusalem. Many church historians bear witness to Jerusalem's destruction as equivalent to "heaven and earth passing away." Russell insinuates that the Kingdom could not fully reign until every vestige of the Old Covenant, including the Temple, was destroyed, therefore ushering in a "new heaven and a new earth."

Although I don't agree with everything Russell says here, it has opened my eyes to many more spiritual realities than it otherwise might have. It has led down many more paths that have been equally fascinating, as I always try to challenge what I believe and what is always taught by Scripture and sound reason. For that reason alone, everyone must read this book, and forget Left Behind, for no one gets left behind in the Kingdom of God! The very first book on Full Preterism I ever read. Though actually Russell was not a true Full Preterist. This is by far one of my favorite out of all the books on preterist eschatology I've read. I love the shear grandeur and beauty in which he writes of this grand historical event long pasted fulfilled. This is a must read for anyone who desires to know and understand eschatology ( The study of final things ) from the eyes of the first century church. This by far has been the most challenging theological book I have ever read. No other book has caught me as off guard as this one has to the point I have had to contact leadership in my church over issues raised in this book that I have no way of answering as consistently as he has. The author has left me pondering the traditions I have inherited regarding the 2nd coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and final judgment for sure. In due time, I will be looking into the early church fathers on their perspectives on last things.
Much more can be said, but this work certainly broadened my horizon on eschatology and made me more confident in the claims of scripture.

I’ll end with this: the book caused me to go into a depression for a full week. By God’s grace, I snapped out of it. That’s how intense this book was for me.

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    I gave it 5 stars because I expect to return to it repeatedly each time I study Revelations or the gospels. It outlined a Preterist approach to Revelations in such a thorough manner it helped convince me. The Parousia A Critical Study Of TheNotRetrouvez The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Scripture Doctrines Of Christ S Second Coming, His Reign As King, The Resurrection Of The Dead, And The General Judgment Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D OccasionThe Parousia A Critical Study Of The ScNotRetrouvez The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Sc Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Scripture DoctrinesAchetez Et Tlchargez Ebook The Parousia A Critical Study Of The Scripture Doctrines Of Christ S Second Coming, His Reign As King The Resurrection Of The Dead English Edition Boutique Kindle Theology The Parousia PreteristCentral The Parousia A Time Of Judgment To Enemies Of Christ And Of Deliverance To His People Events Which Must Precede The Parousia The Apostasy The Man Of Sin IN THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS Attitude Of The Christians Of Corinth In Relation To The Parousia Judicial Character Of The Day Of The Lord I PAROUSIA Cet Ineffable Trio De Tmoins Du Mystre Exprima, Chacun Sa Manire, Ses Visions Lymphatiques Afin De Renforcer La Puissance Du Message Du Christ, Et Surtout, Par La Suite, D Exprimer La Bonne Nouvelle De La Rsurrection Avec Beaut Et Conviction La Sainte Vierge Passa Sa Vie Au Ciel Faire Du Bien Sur La Terre De Sa Premire Apparition Au Puy Enap J C Jusqu Arc Watripont Belgique En , Elle N Eut De The Parousia A Careful Look At Our Lord S Second Coming James Stuart Russell MA DDiv James Stuart Russell Was A Pastor And Author Of The Parousia The Book Was Originally Published Inwith The Title, The Parousia A PAROUSIA Il S Agit De Contre Servan Schreiber, L Ouvrage Sans Doute Le Moins Connu De Dominique De Roux, Un Trait De Cent Dix Huit Pages Sur La Monte En Puissance Du Radical Socialisme Franais Usant D Une Mthode Absolument Nouvelle L Poque, Mais Tout Fait Prouve Aujourd Hui Une Mthode Visant Mettre Progressivement Au Pouvoir Une Nouvelle Caste De Financiers Au Service Des Etats Unis D Europe THE PAROUSIA IN THE GOSPELS The Parousia I The Parousia A Time Of Judgment Alike To The Friends And The Enemies Of Christ Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins What Is The Parousia GotQuestions Answer The Greek Word Parousia Pronounced Pair Oo See Ah Is A Noun That Means A Coming Or A Presence As It Is Used In The New Testament, It Can Refer To Any Individual S Coming Or Presence To A Specific Place Or To Be With Specific People For Example, InCorinthians, Paul Writes Of The Coming Of Stephanas And Fortunatus And Achaicus InCorinthians, Paul Writes Of The Parousie Wikipdia La Parousie Est Une Notion Chrtienne Qui Dsigne La Seconde Venue Du Christ Sur La Terre Dans Sa Gloire, La Premire Tant Sa Naissance La Symbolisation Varie Entre Le Catholicisme Romain, O Le Christ Est En Gloire Et En Majest, Et L Orthodoxie, O L Attente Est Symbolise Par Un Trne Vide This was the main book that finally convinced me of full preterism. It is very hard to argue against closely reasoned, scripturally crossreferenced exposition as one finds here. My first reading of this book was filled with angry penciled notes of disagreement, but by the second reading I came away pretty much convinced, although I didn't agree with a few of his conclusions.

    Totally recommended. Soooo good In the study of preterism, this is foundational

    This classic is well worth the read. A scholarly work which will assist you in your quest to understand the Scriptures. For me personally, this was both a monumental and a very fascinating read. Never having heard of preterism until recently, it intrigues me greatly that a book of this magnitude dealing with prophecy from a preterist perspective was written in the midnineteenth century.

    The writers perspectives/conclusions have not changed that much in today's preterist writings and this book is still very relevant for any one interested in studying the preterist interpretation of Scripture.

    One thing that confused me was the author's statement about the loosing of Satan at the end of the "1000" year millennium, which the author states must be taken literally, and is therefore still future. Yet he never states how he believes Satan will be defeated at that time.

    Seeing how the author argues that every mention of Jesus' "second coming" in the New Testament is speaking of his coming in judgment on Israel in A.D. 70, I suppose we are left to conclude that Satan will finally be cast down by Jesus at some time in the future. However, if the author is correct, and every mention in the New Testament of Jesus' parousia were fulfilled in A.D. 70, then there is no Scripture that deals with when and how Satan will be cast down.

    I normally don't critique the binding of a book, especially when it was sent to me free of charge other than the cost of shipping; however, it disappoints me greatly that a book of this size has been published as a paperback. Near about the last 100 pages of my book have come out. I hope someday a hardback edition will be published which I believe will better help preserve this great work of exegesis for future generations to read, study and enjoy. One of the seminal works explaining the end times views of preterism, this 19th century work is a must read if you wish to understand the inner workings of preterism (which means 'past fulfillment') and how it relates to the Second Coming of Christ.

    J. Stuart Russell is exhaustive in his hermeneutics and is faithful to the context of the Scriptures themselves, always keeping this question in the forefront: was this written for us, or for that generation? When Jesus said "this generation shall not pass, until all these things be fulfilled," was He speaking about some future generation, or rather to His audience? The context and the Greek in the chapter indicate it was to His present audience.

    In short, this book postulates that the lion's share of prophecies in the prophets and foretold by Jesus came to pass at either His life, or in His coming at the Destruction of Jerusalem. Many church historians bear witness to Jerusalem's destruction as equivalent to "heaven and earth passing away." Russell insinuates that the Kingdom could not fully reign until every vestige of the Old Covenant, including the Temple, was destroyed, therefore ushering in a "new heaven and a new earth."

    Although I don't agree with everything Russell says here, it has opened my eyes to many more spiritual realities than it otherwise might have. It has led down many more paths that have been equally fascinating, as I always try to challenge what I believe and what is always taught by Scripture and sound reason. For that reason alone, everyone must read this book, and forget Left Behind, for no one gets left behind in the Kingdom of God! The very first book on Full Preterism I ever read. Though actually Russell was not a true Full Preterist. This is by far one of my favorite out of all the books on preterist eschatology I've read. I love the shear grandeur and beauty in which he writes of this grand historical event long pasted fulfilled. This is a must read for anyone who desires to know and understand eschatology ( The study of final things ) from the eyes of the first century church. This by far has been the most challenging theological book I have ever read. No other book has caught me as off guard as this one has to the point I have had to contact leadership in my church over issues raised in this book that I have no way of answering as consistently as he has. The author has left me pondering the traditions I have inherited regarding the 2nd coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and final judgment for sure. In due time, I will be looking into the early church fathers on their perspectives on last things.
    Much more can be said, but this work certainly broadened my horizon on eschatology and made me more confident in the claims of scripture.

    I’ll end with this: the book caused me to go into a depression for a full week. By God’s grace, I snapped out of it. That’s how intense this book was for me. "/>
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  • The Parousia: A Critical Inquiry into the New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming
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  • 07 May 2019

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