God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos

God Heaven and Har Magedon A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos From the Author s Preface It could be this octogerian s last book and there were several things I wanted to do One was to provide a primer in covenant theology Another was to make accessible the gist

  • Title: God, Heaven, and Har Magedon: A Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos
  • Author: Meredith G. Kline
  • ISBN: 9781597524780
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the Author s Preface It could be this octogerian s last book and there were several things I wanted to do One was to provide a primer in covenant theology Another was to make accessible the gist of some of my previous biblio theological studies and to do so in a form serviceable to a wider readership than most of my publications.The major move in this democratiFrom the Author s Preface It could be this octogerian s last book and there were several things I wanted to do One was to provide a primer in covenant theology Another was to make accessible the gist of some of my previous biblio theological studies and to do so in a form serviceable to a wider readership than most of my publications.The major move in this democratic direction was to enliven the analysis of the covenants by introducing the series of covenant administrations within the intriguing story line of Har Magedon, the mountain of God Extending as it does from creation to consummation, the tale of Har Magedon readily accommodates the total history of the covenants Moreover, quite apart from such considerations the current state of secularized and dispensational versions of Armageddon fantastic fiction all makes a review of the biblical Har Magedon motif timely.Though the covenants remain the theological foundation and heart of the matter, by its adoption as our narrative framework, Har Magedon becomes the dominant surface theme As we track this theme through the Scriptures we discover a recurring pattern, an eschatological megastructure that appears in each of the typological world ages culminating respectively at mounts Ararat and Sinai Zion and then once again, climactically, in the antitypical New Covenant age This Har Magedon paradigm, which shapes our telling of the covenantal tale, consists in the following complex of elements establishment of a kingdom covenant by the Lord of Har Magedon a meritorious accomplishment by the covenant grantee, triumphant in the Har Magedon conflict a common grace interim before the coming of the covenanted kingdom an antichrist crisis consummation of the Glory Kingdom through a last judgement victory of the covenant Lord in a final battle of Har Magedon.If only in condensed, digest fashion the present work is thus a comprehensive biblio theological survey of the kingdom of God from Eden to the New Jerusalem.

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    1. The goal of God, Heaven and Har Magedon is to present a brief overview of covenant history and theology around the story line of the Mountain of God. Kline argues persuasively that reference to Armageddon in Revelation 16:16 is rightly rendered Har Magedon (as in the NASB). This is simply the Greek rendering of the Hebrew Har (mountain) and Moed (assembly). Thus the battle of Har Magedon is the great climactic battle at the Mountain of Assembly or the Mountain of God. To achieve his goal, Kline [...]

    2. This book is a mix of very good, and very, very, very bad. While containing brilliant insights into biblical symbology, Kline felt obligated to include every one of his unique (and often controversial) positions into this book.He begins on a promising note. There is a “meta” reality to heaven, as it exists beyond our dimension. It is a holy location and contains sacred architecture. It is a palace/royal court (Dt. 26.15). Heaven is a temple that names God’s throne-site (Psalm 11 and 47). I [...]

    3. An incredible book. Basically, Kline traces out the unfolding drama of Scripture using the motif of Har Magedon, the Mount of Assemby, from Genesis to Revelation. The book was written late in Kline's life and is a mature reflection on his thought, written at a more general audience. Next to Kingdom Prologue, this is a must read for preachers and teachers.

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