Book Review / February 6, 2021
Book Review - A Second Look at the Second Coming

A Second Look at the Second Coming

Sorting Through the Speculations
By: T. L. Frazier

Book Reivew

T. L. Frazier explains his view of the Second Coming from his view in the Orthodox Church. In addition, he aggressively confronts his representation of dispensational theology. If Frazier had just stuck to articulating his position, I would have rated this book a 4 out 5 stars. However, his aggressive criticism of his caricature of dispensationalism really diminishes the quality of his presentation.

If you already share his view of eschatology or if you already on your way out of the dispensational way of thinking, then you will love this book. And, it is always good, no matter what your position, to read someone who thinks differently than you. That is not my concern with Frazier here.

There is an enormous amount material and nuance in the field of eschatology. Because I am fairly familiar with the dispensational view, as I read Frazier's representation of it, he seems highly selective and sometimes inaccurate. However, where he seems inaccurate to me, it is likely that he has chosen some part of dispensationalism that has held the view he is targeting at some time. There are plenty of things to target in it, and there has been no shortage of kooks who hold its positions. Frazier gets into trouble when he tries to represent all of dispensationalism, his entire view, and then make application as if dispensationalism is dangerous - all in a fairly short book.

That said, there are many things I enjoyed about this book. There were several sources that I was not familiar with that I hope to be so in the future. I also like reading someone who thinks very differently about things than I do. And finally, I appreciate how Frazier challenges the modern evangelical view of modern Israel. There are some things to think about there.

Book Review / Feb 6
Book Review - A Second Look at the Second Coming

A Second Look at the Second Coming

Sorting Through the Speculations
By: T. L. Frazier

Book Reivew

T. L. Frazier explains his view of the Second Coming from his view in the Orthodox Church. In addition, he aggressively confronts his representation of dispensational theology. If Frazier had just stuck to articulating his position, I would have rated this book a 4 out 5 stars. However, his aggressive criticism of his caricature of dispensationalism really diminishes the quality of his presentation.

If you already share his view of eschatology or if you already on your way out of the dispensational way of thinking, then you will love this book. And, it is always good, no matter what your position, to read someone who thinks differently than you. That is not my concern with Frazier here.

There is an enormous amount material and nuance in the field of eschatology. Because I am fairly familiar with the dispensational view, as I read Frazier's representation of it, he seems highly selective and sometimes inaccurate. However, where he seems inaccurate to me, it is likely that he has chosen some part of dispensationalism that has held the view he is targeting at some time. There are plenty of things to target in it, and there has been no shortage of kooks who hold its positions. Frazier gets into trouble when he tries to represent all of dispensationalism, his entire view, and then make application as if dispensationalism is dangerous - all in a fairly short book.

That said, there are many things I enjoyed about this book. There were several sources that I was not familiar with that I hope to be so in the future. I also like reading someone who thinks very differently about things than I do. And finally, I appreciate how Frazier challenges the modern evangelical view of modern Israel. There are some things to think about there.

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