HERMAN RIDDERBOS THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM PDF
It is a treasure house of informative and stimulating exegesis, treating large segments of the synoptic texts. Herman Ridderbos presents a study of the kingdom. The Coming of the Kingdom has ratings and 15 reviews. Zack said: There is gold in them hills. But them hills are made of solid granite! Though th. The Coming of the Kingdom (Ridderbos). Image 1 Herman Ridderbos was professor of new Testament Studies in the Theological Seminary at Kampen, and .
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Coming of the Kingdom by Herman N. This volume is a monumental study of the preaching of Jesus according to the synoptics. It is a veritable treasure house of informative and stimulating exegesis of large segments of the synoptic texts. Special mention may be made, by way of illustration, of the illuminating and helpful discussion of the parables and of the apocalyptic discourse of Mark Paperbackpages.
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Though this book is dense and difficult to wade through without getting sleepy, it is worth the effort. I won’t be reading through it again, but I will refer to it when handling the subjects of God’s Kingdom, Christ’s mission, and the interpretation of some notably difficult texts.
I can’t fault Ridderboss for the apologia against Liberals and Radicals, but I’m not too fond of the protracted dissection of their views. An “There is gold in them hills.
An abridged version would be helpful. Jul 01, Michael rated it it was ok Shelves: The contents of this kinvdom were helpful in some areas, but to find them I had to wander long in the desert of th redundancy. I love tomes, but Ridderbos often took 40 pages to say what he cmoing have in 4. A tome written to be a tome, for its own sake, does not make for good reading. This was an insider’s book.
It is a theology wonk expounding for the sake of theology wonks. If you do not need your Greek translated and you are familiar with the arguments on the subj just okay. If you do not need your Greek translated and you are familiar with the arguments on the subject of the kingdom throughout the 19th and 20th century, then this book is for you.
Don’t get me wrong, there were some helpful sections. Sections spread far apart. What this book needs is a good editor or an abridged version; that would be golden. Apr 24, Brad rated it it was amazing. Jul 17, Andrew Emery rated it really liked it Shelves: A great, yet dense and difficult tome. A classic on the nature of the Kingdom Of God.
Ridderbos shows the profound redemptive historical impact of the coming of kingdom in the first century. Before reading one should do a little research into the old liberal eschatology as Ridderbos is often responding to their ideas.
This also makes the book redundant and repetitive at points. The main point, however, that the kingdom has truly co A great, yet dense and difficult tome.
The main point, however, that the kingdom has truly come, but is not yet consummated, is thoroughly proven from the Synoptics. There are lots of great word studies and exegesis of important passages. Mar 15, Wade rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a beast.
It is not light reading, but it is richly rewarding. Ridderbos works through the synoptic Gospels looking at the central, biblical theme of the Kingdom of God.
Jul 31, E rated it liked it. This is truly a great topic, but I was less than enthused by Ridderbos’ treatment of it. He is unclear in his conclusions. As a product of lateth century European schooling, he spends more time interacting with students of the German liberal critical school than advancing his own exegesis of the relevant texts. The book is well laid-out topically–about that have no doubt.
But he builds up no momentum, builds no cumulative case. And he is hamstrung by his unwillingness to consider how much the destruction of the temple in 70 AD served as a fulfillment of much of Jesus’ teaching on tribulation, the coming of the kingdom, what needs to happen before he can return, etc. Who knows how much of this was caused by reading the English translation rather comiing the original Dutch not that I could have even if I wanted to.
It would tye nice for someone to go through the book and produce a page treatment of Ridderbos’ teaching on the kingdom I volunteer. That would be far more useful to today’s church, which is fighting few of the battles that Ridderbos was in his time. Aug 04, Jacob Aitken added it. Ridderbos shouldn’t be read as the last word on the subject, but maybe he should be read as the first word.
This is a good introduction that sheds light on Jesus’ preaching of the Kingdom of God. There is a perennial temptation in Reformed thought to see Jesus-in-the-gospels as maybe good for children who are ignorant and need a good story, but the real meat, the real important stuff is the Systematic theology taught by Paul, especially in Romans.
In fact, only in Romans. Tne can get us to Ridderbos shouldn’t be read as the last word on the subject, but maybe he should be read as the first word. Ridderbos can get us to look at Jesus and the Kingdom in a different way. Jesus is the climax of world history and the focal point of God’s story of Redemption.
There are a few problesm in this book. It has a dense style and much of the scholarship is quite dated. Riddebos spends a lot of time shadow-boxing dead German liberals and avoids some painfully pressing texts.
Speaking of the kingdom, for example, is Isaiah Nov 21, Brian Collins rated it it was amazing. Either way, it is an excellent study of the kingdom theme. When studying any passage from the Synoptics, it would be worth consulting the Scripture index of Coming of the Kingdom to see if Ridderbos has discussed the passage. As to his view of the timing of the kingdom, Ridderbos holds that the kingdom arrived with the coming of Christ but that a gap opened up between the coming of the salvation of the kingdom and the coming of the judgment of the kingdom.
We live in this gap and proclaim the gospel of the kingdom so that men and women can be saved from the coming judgment. May 30, Tsun Lu rated it really liked it. A magisterial piece on the ‘now’ and ‘future’ dual aspect of the Kingdom of God proclaimed by Jesus. Excellent interaction with German scholarship.
A great textbook for New Testament Theology and eschatology. Jun 10, Joel rated it really liked it. Tremendous work focusing on the centrality of the Kingdom in Scripture, both the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet’ realities. Very dense, slow reading as it was translated from dutch, but a very important read. Oct 11, Nathan White rated it really liked it. A must-read for anyone teaching, preaching, or studying the synoptic gospels. He brings much clarity to the terms ‘the kingdom of heaven’ and ‘the kingdom of God’ used throughout the synoptic gospels.
Apr 14, Craig Stewart rated it really liked it. A hard deep read for those interested in theology. Nov 29, Ray Harris rated it it was amazing.
The Coming of the Kingdom
This is not an easy read. It is also the best single book on the entire subject I have ever read. Jesus is the King, snd he rules his kingdom. Jul 10, Tom Brainerd rated it really liked it.
A great book I read in seminary. Reading can be difficult. Ridderbos is tight and well thought-out. Being written in Dutch and then translated into English has taken its toll on readability. Jon Scruggs rated it really liked it Jan 09, Jen-Na Lane rated it it was ok Ridderbod 20, Sheldon Mann rated it really liked it Mar 30, Paul rated it it was ok May 19,