A Revelation Symposium: Waldron, Hamilton, Demar

While I’m still looking for time to write up my response to dispensational premillennialism as presented in the book The Meaning of Millennium, the following resources have been made available from a symposium on Revelation held back in February.  Speaking at that symposium were Sam Waldron (partial idealist), systematic professor and dean at The Midwest Center for Theological Studies, Jim Hamilton (partial futurist), professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Gary Demar (partial preterist), president of American Vision.  The host and moderator is Brian Borgman. 

I may be slightly biased, having taken courses from Dr. Waldron, but if you have an interest in studying eschatology, particularly the thought behind the various views on Revelation, I would recommend purchasing these downloads.  Though it costs a little more, I purchased the package with the video, which was well worth it.  It provided “behind the scenes” clips and interviews which were entertaining and very well made.  Below is an introduction to the symposium followed by a link of the site where the event can be purchased and downloaded.  Also, below that, I’ve included a link to the transcript of Dr. Waldron’s position, as he highlights his interpretive principals supporting his view.


Dr. Waldron’s notes:

  1. A Redemptive-Historical, Modified Idealist Approach to the Book of Revelation
  2. Interpretation that takes into account the Context and Character of the Revelation
  3. Interpretation that takes into account the Structure and Theme of the Revelation
  4. The Meaning of Matthew 24, Part 1
  5. The Meaning of Matthew 24, Part 2
  6. Final Thoughts on the Revelation Symposium


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  1. Thanks for this post. I enjoyed the video and audio (I might post a review soon) but was left wondering about Waldron’s view on Matt 24 since he so briefly touched on it while Jim and Gary made is central to their presentations, so thanks for these links!

  2. Thanks for the comment Lindsay. I’m not certain of his view per the symposium, but did you have a chance to read his view on Matthew 24 from the links I included? Not sure if those help clear it up or not. I’m hoping to take his eschatology course soon, so if Matthew 24 comes up in there, perhaps I can post some thoughts on it here.

    In Christ Alone,

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