New Faculty book – After Dispensationalism: Reading the Bible for the End of the World
Brian P. Irwin, Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures at Knox College, has written After Dispensationalism: Reading the Bible for the End of the World, with co-author Tim Perry. Irwin says, “This book that explains Dispensationalism, the theological system that underlies most popular end times speculation, and offers a different way of reading books like Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation that unlocks their message for the church today.”
From publisher Lexham Press:
What God wants his people to know about the end times
Christians’ fixation on the end times is not new. While eschatological speculation has sometimes resulted in distraction or despair, Scripture does speak about the end. So what does God most want us to know and do with prophecy?
In After Dispensationalism, Brian P. Irwin and Tim Perry sympathetically yet critically sketch the history, beliefs, and concerns of dispensationalism. Though a minority view in the sweep of church history and tradition, dispensationalism is one of the most influential end-times systems today, and there is much to learn from it. And yet, sometimes it gets sidetracked by overlooking the prophets’ main concerns.
Irwin and Perry reexamine the key texts and show how prophecy is primarily God’s word of hope for his people.