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Scot McKnight: The future of Christian Eschatology is in the past

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By Virgil - Posted on 11 March 2009

Scot McKnight has been posting entries on a series on "The Future of Christian Eschatology" for several days now, and I have been waiting to see where he is developing his series and where he is heading with his thoughts, but I can't really wait anymore as today Scot has posted a very powerful entry which concludes in essence that the future of eschatology is found in the past and will in essence be "Preterist."Click here to read the article

markedward's picture

"This is the third in our brief sketch of a partial preterist view of Mark 13."

This sounds to me like the series is going to fall short... I've not heard of Scot McKnight before; is a known partial preterist?

Mick's picture

Scot is a well respected scholar. He blogs at Jesus creed at beliefnet. I first heard of him when he spoke at the Transmillennial conference in Colorado a 2002. A link to the MP3 of that conference is http://www.presence.tv/cms/books233.php

I have read his blog for years.

Mickey E. Denen

Virgil's picture

McKnight is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University. Well known author on the historical Jesaus, well-read and published. His efforts are very much bringing preterist eschatology into the mainstream, so this is not a minor event.

PreteristAD70's picture

He's also come out recently as a theistic evolutionist (or evolutionary creationist, as I like to call the paradigm):

http://thecreationofanevolutionist.blogspot.com/2008/10/evolution-creed.html

http://blog.beliefnet.com/jesuscreed/2008/10/evolution-and-fundamentalism.html

Virgil's picture

That's very interesting, coming from a well-known, moderate theologian like him.

Lots of exciting things are happening - and it's all the fault of Preterists!! :)

ChristyGrl's picture

UGH...What a disappointment Part 5 was. He started off so well and just ended in a train wreck still believing Christ is yet to come.

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