The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology

Did you know that last things come first? If that sounds confusing, then you are in for a treat as the Christ the Center panel interviews Dr. R. Fowler White and Dr. Keith Mathison, president and dean respectively, of the brand new Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies. We learn about this new educational endeavor of Dr. R. C. Sproul’s Ligonier Ministries. Additionally we discuss eschatological perspectives from Genesis to Revelation, focusing on Dr. Mathison’s new book From Age to Age. Dr. White is the editor or contributor to several books, including Whatever Happened to the Reformation? Dr. Mathison is a prolific author who has written, among many titles, When Shall These Things Be? and Given for You. Listeners will want to listen carefully to this episode in order to ascertain whether Dr. Mathison is an optimistic amillennialist or a pessimistic postmillenialist.


  • R. Fowler White
  • Keith Mathison
  • Lane Kiester
  • Jim Cassidy
  • Jeff Waddington
  • Camden Bucey


Hoekema, Anthony A. The Bible and the Future. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1979.

Johnson, Gary L. W., and R. Fowler White. Whatever Happened to the Reformation? Phillipsburg, N.J.: P & R, 2001.

Mathison, Keith A. From Age to Age: The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P & R Pub., 2009.

—. Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Pub., 1999.

Riddlebarger, Kim. A Case for Amillennialism : Understanding the End Times. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Leicester, England: Baker Books ; Inter-Varsity Press, 2003.

Venema, Cornelis P., and Sinclair B. Ferguson. The Promise of the Future. Edinburgh; Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth Trust, 2000.

White, R. Fowler. “Making Sense of Rev 20:1-10? Harold Hoehner Versus Recapitulation.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 37, no. 4 (1994): 539.

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