Eschatology in the Early Church
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On-line Resource Theology Adrift: The Early Church Fathers and Their Views of Eschatology (D. Matthew Allen)
On-line Resource The Athanasian Creed and the Early Church: Clearly Amillennial. (Martin R. Bachicha)
Book or monograph Balabanski: Eschatology in the MakingVictoria Balabanski, Eschatology in the Making: Mark, Matthew and the Didache. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 0521591376. pp.259. {Amazon.com}
Article Richard .J. Bauckham, "The Great Tribulation in the Shepherd of Hermas," Journal of Theological Studies, n.s. Vol. 25 (1974): 27-40.
Book or monograph Richard Bauckham, The Fate of the Dead: Studies on the Jewish and Christian Apocalypses. Novum Testamentum Supplements Series. Leiden: Brill, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 9004112030. pp.425. {Amazon.com}
Article Hans Bietenhard, "The Millennial Hope in the Early Church," Scottish Journal of Theology 6 (1953): 12-
Article F.F. Bruce, Antichrist in the Early Church. Blackburn: Durham & Sons Ltd., 1959. pp.27.
Article F.F. Bruce, "Eschatology in the Apostolic Fathers," D. Nieman & M. Schatkin, eds., The Heritage of the Christian Church. Festschrift for G.V. Florovsky. Orientalia Christiana Analecta 195. Rome: Pontificial Institutum Studiorum Orientalium, 1973. pp.17-89.
Article Earle E. Cairns, "Eschatology and Church History, Part I," Bibliotheca Sacra 115: 458 (1958): 136-142.
Article Earle E. Cairns, "Eschatology and Church History, Part II," Bibliotheca Sacra 115: 459 (1958): 229-236.
Book or monograph Carroll: The Return of Jesus in Early ChristianityJohn T. Carroll, The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity. Pabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Inc., 2000. Hbk. ISBN: 1565633415. pp.200. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Norman Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Messianism in the Middle Ages and Its Bearing on Modern Totalitarian Movements. Pimlico, 1993. Pbk. ISBN: 0712656642. pp.496. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Thomas Cornman, "The development of third-century hermeneutical views in relation to eschatological systems," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 30.3 (Sept. 1987): 279-287.View in PDF format
Article Larry V. Crutchfield, "Rudiments of Dispensationalism in the Ante-Nicene Period: Part 1 Israel and the Church in the Ante-Nicene Fathers," Bibliotheca Sacra 144: 575 (1987): 254-277.
Article Larry V. Crutchfield, "Rudiments of Dispensationalism in the Ante-Nicene Period: Part 2: Ages and Dispensations in the Ante-Nicene Fathers," Bibliotheca Sacra 144: 576 (1987): 377-402.
On-line Resource Larry V. Crutchfield, "The Apostle John and Asia Minor as a source of premillennialism in the early Church Fathers," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 31.4 (Dec. 1988): 411-427. View in PDF format
Book or monograph Daley: The Hope of the Early ChurchBrian E. Daley, The Hope of the Early Church: Eschatology in the Patristic Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. pp. xiv + 300. Reprinted: Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Inc., 2003. Hbk. ISBN: 1565637372. pp.300. {Amazon.com}
Article G. Florovsky, "Eschatology in the Patristic Age," Greek Orthodox Theological Review, Vol. 2 (1956): 27-40.
On-line Resource A Survey of Early Premillenialism (Eric Frank)
On-line Resource Edward Fudge, "The Eschatology of Ignatius of Antioch: Christocentric and Historical," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 15.4 (Fall 1972): 231-237.View in PDF format
Article Ian Gillman, "Eschatology in the Reign of Constantine." Reformed Theological Review 24 (1965): 40-51.
On-line Resource Chris Gousmett, "Shall the Body Strive and Not be Crowned? Unitary and instrumentalist anthropological models as keys to interpreting the structure of Patristic eschatology," PhD. Thesis, University of Dunedin, NZ, 1993.
Article Lawrence R. Hennessey, "Origen of Alexandria: The Fate of the Soul and the Body after Death," Second Century 8.3 (1991): 163-178.
Book or monograph Hill: Regnum CaelorumCharles E. Hill, Regnum Caelorum: Patterns of Future Hope in Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 0802846343. pp.328. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Gregory C. Jenks, Origins and Early Developments of the Antichrist Myth. Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fuer Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1991. Hbk. ISBN: 311012405X. pp.444. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Graham Keith, " Patristic Views on Hell - Part 1," The Evangelical Quarterly 71.3 (1999): 217-232.View in PDF format
On-line Resource Graham Keith, "Patristic Views on Hell - Part 2," The Evangelical Quarterly 71.4 (1999): 291-310.View in PDF format
Article G.W.H. Lampe, "Early Patristic Eschatology," W. Manson et al, ed. Eschatology. Edinburgh & London: Oliver & Boyd, 1953. pp.17-35.
On-line Resource Thomas D. Lea, "A survey of the doctrine of the return of Christ in the ante-Nicene fathers," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 29.2 (June 1986): 163-177.View in PDF format
On-line Resource Arthur Marmorstein, "Eschatological inconsistency in the ante-Nicene fathers?" Andrews University Seminary Studies 39.1 (Spring 2001): 125-132.View in PDF format
Book or monograph L.G. Patterson, God and History in Early Christian Thought. London: Black, 1967.
Book or monograph J. LeGoff, The Birth of Purgatory. London: Scolar, 1984.
Book or monograph McGinn: Visions of the EndBernard McGinn, Visions of the End. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0231112572. pp.387. {Amazon.com}
Article A.P. O'Hagen, "Material Re-Creation in the Apostolic Fathers," Texte und Untersuchungen 100 (1968): 154-
Article Jaroslav Pelikan, "The Eschatology of Tertullian," Church History 21 (1952): 108-122.
Book or monograph Jaroslav Pelikan, Shape of Death: Life, Death and Immortality in the Early Fathers. London: Greenwood Press, 1978. Hbk. ISBN: 0313204586. pp.128. {Amazon.com}
Article Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: Life, Death and Immortality in the Early Fathers. London: Greenwood Press, 1978. Hbk. ISBN: 0313204586. pp.128. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Andrew Sibley, "Creationism and millennialism among the Church Fathers," Journal of Creation 26.3 (2012): 95-100.
Article Christopher R. Smith, "Chiliasm and Recapitulation in the Theology of Irenaeus," Vigiliae Christianae 48.4 (1994): 313-331.
Article Michael J. Svigel, "The Phantom Heresy: Did the Council of Ephesus (431) Condemn Chiliasm?" Trinity Journal 24.1 (2003): 105-112.
Article Frank S. Thielman, "Another Look at the Eschatology of Eusebius of Caesarea," Vigiliae Christianae 41.3 (1987): 226-237.
Article Constantine N. Tsirpanlis, "The Antichrist and the End of the World in Irenaeus, Justin, Hippolytus and Tertullian," Patristic and Byzantine Review 9.1 (1990): 5-17.
On-line Resource P.W.L. Walker, "Jerusalem in the Early Christian Centuries," P.W.L. Walker, ed., Jerusalem: Past and Present in the Purposes of God. Cambridge: Tyndale House, 1992. Pbk. ISBN: 0951835610. pp.81-97.
On-line Resource The Millennium in the Early Church (David M. Williams)
Article Robert L. Wilken, "In novissmis diebus: Biblical Promises, Jewish Hopes and Early Christian Exegesis," Journal of Early Christian Studies 1 (1993): 1-19.
Article H.A. Wolfson, "Immortality of the Soul and Resurrection in the Philosophy of the Church Fathers," Harvard Divinity School Bulletin, Vol. 22 (1956-1957): 5-40.
On-line Resource A. Skevington Wood, "The Eschatology of Irenaeus," The Evangelical Quarterly 41.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969): 30-41. View in PDF format [All reasonable efforts have been made to contact the copyright holder of this article without success. If you hold the rights, please contact me]
Article C.N. Tsirpanlis, "The Antichrist and the End of the World in Irenaeus, Justin, Hippolytus and Tertullian," Patristic and Byzantine Review 9 (1990): 5-17.
Article Abihu Zaki & Anya Mali, "Time, History and Eschatology: Ecclesiastical History from Eusebius to Augustine," Journal of Religious History 17.4 (1993): 393-417.

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