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A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology
Middleton, J. Richard

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014 pp. 332. $26.99


Description: In recent years, more and more Christians have come to appreciate the Bible's teaching that the ultimate blessed hope for the believer is not an otherworldly heaven; instead, it is full-bodied participation in a new heaven and a new earth brought into fullness through the coming of God's kingdom. Drawing on the full sweep of the biblical narrative, J. Richard Middleton unpacks key Old Testament and New Testament texts to make a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope. He suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications, exploring the difference a holistic eschatology can make for living in a broken world.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by J. P. Davies
Published 8/18/2016
Citation: J. P. Davies, review of J. Richard Middleton, A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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