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John C. McDowell, Scott A. Kirkland
Guides to Theology
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , September
     176 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Vincent Bacote forthcoming.


This short textbook, the latest volume in the Guides to Theology series, surveys key themes and aspects of Christian hope by tracing eschatological ideas as they have developed from Scripture throughout the history of theology.

John McDowell and Scott Kirkland present a series of lenses on understanding eschatological statements, or the content of Christian hope. They have structured their book thematically into five chapters—four exploring apocalyptic, existential, political, and christological themes, followed by an extensive annotated bibliography. Within each chapter, McDowell and Kirkland take a history-of-ideas approach, locating the various perspectives in their historical contexts. Concise and accessible, this book is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in eschatology.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John C. McDowell is Professor of Theology and Director of Research at the University of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia.

Scott A. Kirkland is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Trinity College Theological School, University of Divinity, Melbourne.



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