Matthew K. Thompson
Kingdom Come: Revisioning Pentecostal
In his Pentecostal
Spirituality: A Passion for the Kingdom (1993),
theologian Steven J. Land issued a clarion call for Pentecostal
theologians to reconsider eschatology outside the categories of
premillennial dispensationalism. Kingdom
Come: Revisioning Pentecostal Eschatology is
Matthew Thompson’s constructive answer to Land’s invitation. Thompson
persuasively argues that Pentecostalism’s adoption of premillennial
dispensationalism as a hermeneutic, as a philosophy of history and as an
eschatology robs the movement of the potential for dynamic growth and of
profound experiences of the power of the Holy Spirit. Thompson concludes
his account with an engagement of the eschatologies of John Fletcher,
Jürgen Moltmann and Sergius Bulgakov in order to construct what he terms
a genuinely Pentecostal eschatology formulated thematically through the
lens of the five-fold Pentecostal Full Gospel.
This book represents a significant step forward in Pentecostal
discussion of the controversial issues of the end times.
Matthew K. Thompson (PhD
2007, Luther Seminary, St Paul, MN) is Assistant Professor of Religious
Studies at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, USA.
Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series
9781905679140 (JPTS, 37) 200pp. Pbk. UK £19.95/ Europe £20.95/ ROW