The Second Coming: A Wesleyan Approach to the Doctrine of Last Things
What do we believe about the Second Coming? A conspicuous silence on eschatology - the study of "last things"--pervades the ranks of Wesleyan ... Show synopsis What do we believe about the Second Coming? A conspicuous silence on eschatology - the study of "last things"--pervades the ranks of Wesleyan scholars, which has led to some unfortunate circumstances. H. Ray Dunning notes with concern, "While we have been busy with other themes, foreign ideas have virtually stolen the store in this area of theology, with the odd phenomenon that eschatological teachings that are contrary to both good biblical scholarship & Wesleyan theology have virtually assumed the status of orthodoxy among Wesleyans, as well as among other evangelical Christians." This book is an attempt to break the silence. Ten noted Wesleyan scholars probe both the historical & contemporary influences that have shaped the prevailing evangelical view of end-time events. You will be challenged to take a more thoughtful & discerning look at what is widely held today in the study of "last things," while keeping a strong focus on what scripture clearly presents as undebatable: Christ will come again. H. Ray Dunning serves as professor of theology at Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville. He is the author of a number of books on Wesleyan theology, including "Grace, Faith, & Holiness", a major systematic theology published in 1988.