239 pp. (September 1992)
Maze : Sorting Out Evangelical
By Stanley J. Grenz
Jesus is coming back! On this issue Evangelicals are united.
But ask, "When will he return? Before or after the millennium?
What will the millennium be like? What exactly is our hope?"
and you enter a bewildering maze of options all claiming to be the
In this book Stanley J. Grenz provides historical and biblical,
as well as theological, perspective on the four major positions
help by evangelicals--postmillennialism, dispensational premillennialism,
historic premillennialism and amillennialism. Assessing the strengths
and weaknesses of each position, he seeks to cut a new path through
the maze that reaffirms the valid insights of each and sounds a
fresh note of hope in an age of shattered illusions.
As an added bonus readers will find that Grenz takes note of some
of the latest development in dialog between dispensatinalists and
convenant theologians. The result has been some modifications in
long-held positions that have brought the two groups closer together.