Virgil Ambrose Cruz, The Mark of the Beast

Cruz, Virgil Ambrose. The Mark of the Beast: A Study of the ΧΑΡΑΓΜΑ [CHARAGMA] in the Apocalypse. Amsterdam: Academische Pers N. V., 1973. 153 pp.

This thesis is a very important, but also quite neglected study. Cruz carefully surveys how the mark of the beast is used in Revelation.

Keith A. Mathison (ed.), When Shall These Things Be?

Mathison, Keith A., ed. When Shall These Things Be? A Reformed Response to Hyper-Preterism. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P & R Publishing, 2004. xxii + 376 pp. This volume critiques “hyper-preterism,” the view that all prophecy in Scripture has already been fulfilled. For more on this volume, visit Riddleblog’s “Eschatology Q & A — Are There… Continue reading Keith A. Mathison (ed.), When Shall These Things Be?

Mealy, After the Thousand Years

Mealy, J. Webb: After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20. (JSNT.SS 70). Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992. 273 pp. Mealy’s study is the first monograph on Revelation 20 since Bietenhard’s from 1955. Mealy argues in favour of a premillennial position, even though he, at first, seems to present arguments that to me… Continue reading Mealy, After the Thousand Years

Van Deventer, Amillennial History

Jack Van Deventer, “Amillennial History,” Credenda Agenda 14/2 (apparently no date): 34-35.On-line as When looking at the Internet for information about Abraham Kuyper, I came across this very interesting article on the history of the term and concept of amillennial(ism): “Amillennial History,” by Jack Van Deventer, over at Credenda/Agenda (see here for the text… Continue reading Van Deventer, Amillennial History

Kuyper, Revelation

Kuyper, Abraham. The Revelation of St. John. Trans. John Hendrik De Vries. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1935. Reprint. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1999. 360 pp. Abraham Kuyper was a very influential Calvinist theologian and statesman. He took both his undergraduate and doctoral degree in theology at Leyden. His commentary on… Continue reading Kuyper, Revelation

Wainwright, Mysterious Apocalypse

Wainwright, Arthur William. Mysterious Apocalypse: Interpreting the Book of Revelation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993. 293 pages, bibliography, indices and 35 pages with notes. Reprint. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock publishers, 2001. This very well-written and well researched book contains three parts, the first of which treats “The Millennium and History”. It depends on first hand… Continue reading Wainwright, Mysterious Apocalypse