D. S. Russell looks at biblical and extrabiblical apocalyptic texts and various interpretations and predictions, and presents his criteria of interpretation based on the biblical vision of GodÂ’s triumph.
"This is an excellent popular introduction to apocalyptic literature (Daniel, Revelation) by one of the recognized experts in the field. It is readable, timely, and sane. This volume should give a new, but biblically sound, understanding of Daniel and Revelation and should help readers to fit these books into the larger biblical perspective." Â—Gordon D. Fee, Professor of New Testament, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia
". . . [Russell] brings his wide knowledge to bear on the nature of apocalyptic thought an its significance for Christians today. In so doing he presents a challenge both to academics who dismiss apocalyptic concepts as irrelevant to the modern Church and to Christians who, unacquainted with the wide spectrum of apocalyptic literature, look for an Armageddon in terms of a nuclear holocaust to precede the kingdom of God. Dr. Russell offers a third way of interpreting apocalyptic hope, notably as presented by Jesus and the apostolic Church in the New Testament. This is a book not to be missed by preachers and laity." Â—George R. Beasley-Murray, Former Principal of Spurgeon's College, London