This new Collection is intended as a supplement to Biblesoft's Eschatology and Bible Prophecy Study Library. It features 20 classic studies (22 print volumes) on the End Times and the Second Coming which are not included in that previous collection. Many of these titles deal specifically with the Premillennial, Dispensationalist mode of interpretating prophecy and Biblical eschatology, and are written from that perspective. While not necessarily endorsed by Biblesoft, the popularity and influence of this approach makes it worthy of being included prominently in any collection of writings on eschatology from this formative period (c. 1850-1920) in modern Christianity. At the same time, a number of writings representing different viewpoints and approaches are also included, so as to give a more rounded presentation of the subject. In addition to being of considerable historical interest, these works continue to be valuable and worth reading in their own right.
Featured in this collection are three major works dealing with the Premillennial position:
Premillennialism and the Second Coming: Five Classic Studies—This is an original compilation which brings together five studies, written between 1849 and 1919, both for and against the classic Premillenial (and Dispensational) viewpoint; these include:
The Coming and Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ (1849), by Horatius Bonar
Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial? (4th ed., 1856), by David R. Brown
The Second Advent of Christ Premillennial (A Reply to D. Brown, 1868), by William Kelly
The Second Advent of Christ Not Premillennial (1859), by Joseph F. Berg
The Coming of the Lord: Will It Be Premillennial? (1919) by James H. Snowden
The Second Coming of Christ: Premillennial Essays (1879)—The product of a famous and influential Prophecy Conference held in New York city, these sixteen essays and addresses represent one of the most thorough and detailed treatments of the Premillennial view you are likely to find. They cover nearly every aspect—historical, exegetical, theological, relation to other doctrines, and so forth.
The Theocratic Kingdom (3 volumes, 1884)—In this detailed and forceful work, George N. H. Peters ably defends the classic Premillenial, Dispensationalist mode of interpretation, particular in regard to the distinctive understanding of the relationship between the Church and "the Kingdom". Laid out as a series of more than 200 specific propositions, it functions as a systematic work of Dispensational Apologetics. Not without considerable controversy, it remains highly valued by many today.
The remainder of the collection is made up of writings from a more diverse range of viewpoints and approaches; these titles are:
"After This": The Church, The Kingdom, and The Glory, by Philip Mauro
Biblical Eschatology, by Alvah Hovey
The Coming of the Lord, by A. T. Pierson
The Coming One, by A. B. Simpson
The Eschatology of the Gospels, by Ernst von Dobschütz
Jesus Is Coming, by William E. Blackstone
Maranatha: or, The Lord Cometh, by James H. Brookes
The Millennial Hope, by Shirley Jackson Case
St. Paul's Conceptions of the Last Things, by H. A. A. Kennedy
The Promise of His Coming: A Historical Interpretation and Revaluation of the Idea of the Second Advent, by Chester Charlton McCown
The Second Coming of Christ: An Essay in Interpretation, by S. P. T. Prideaux
The Second Coming of Christ, Considered in Its Relation to the Millennium, the Resurrection, and the Judgment, by S. M. Merrill
When Christ Comes Again, by George P. Eckman
You will find all of these titles under the collector "Classic Studies on Eschatology" in the Books menu. Certain titles will also be listed separately by author (i.e., "Works of Horatius Bonar", "Works of A. T. Pierson", "Works of A. B. Simpson"). Most of the titles can by accessed under the Commentary menu as well, where they are listed, according to title, under the sub-category "Additional Commentary Material".
NOTE: If you are interested in the Eschatology and Bible Prophecy Study Library, you may wish to bundle that collection with the Classic Studies on Eschatology and the Second Coming—combining them for EXTRA savings!