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He Shall Have Dominion: A Postmillennial Eschatology

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In this greatly expanded and wholly updated version of Dr. Gentry's classic study of postmillennialism, you will sense anew the powerful message of Psalm 72 that Christ "shall have dominion from sea to sea" (Psa 72:8). You will learn that God's word promises that "the whole earth will be filled with his glory" (72:19) so that "all nations will call him blessed" (72:17) bef ...more
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Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Don't read this unless you'd like to have all your assumptions about the future challenged. ...more
Dec 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, eschatology
He Shall Have Dominion is the most recent attempt at articulating a thorough, ‘irrefutable’ argument for postmillennialism. Gentry attempts to make his case so airtight that critics will have to either ignore his work or answer his arguments. I’ve not read much on eschatology, outside of the postmillennial tradition, having grown up in the premill/amill mold. So I can’t speak to the persuasiveness of the argument with much sophistication.

Based on my experience reading the postmillenialists, the
Jerry Johnson
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing has published the Third Edition of this great work. Please see our bookstore at ...more
Ben Zornes
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marvelous on almost all counts. It is quite common in some circles for eschatological preoccupation to take up far too much time, and in other circles to be almost entirely neglected. In the first group, it is often accompanied by what Gentry calls "Newspaper exegesis"; in the other group it is thought that it is a peripheral issue and therefore not discussed so as not to stir up debate.

Gentry does a wonderful job of presenting the postmillennial view as the most consistently biblical view, whil
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eschatology
An excellent, thorough overview of postmillenialism and preterism
Douglas Wilson
Mar 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology
Very good.
CJ Bowen
Gentry is a clear and straightforward writer, and does a good job presenting the postmillennial case. I especially appreciated his gospel-centeredness, his excellent answers to objections (especially the amillennial argument concerning suffering), and his gentlemanly tone. The sheer number of misconceptions that he removes is staggeringly helpful; He's like a cannery for red herrings.

If someone is reading deeply in eschatology, they ought to read this one. However, there are several weaknesses o
Caleb Powers
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
One of the best books I've ever read. Every Christian needs to read this book and come face to face with these ideas. Not only is the book well-written, thorough, and rhetorically persuasive, but it's also very scripturally sound, exegetically secure, and theologically profound. Eschatology matters, and this eschatology speaks to the truth of God's mission on Earth. ...more
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very thorough argument for post-mil theology. Must read if you are thinking through the various views.
Peter Clegg
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book revealed to me that I am postmil after all. I believe I misunderstood amil and postmil before reading this book. This book is a careful Biblical analysis of eschatology. Recommended.
Scott Guillory
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really great!
May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second (and final) book I'm reading this year on Postmillennialism. Still not totally sold on the idea, but I find it respectable.

One thing I disliked about this book is that he spent way too much time focusing on Dispensationalism. The book could have been 100 pgs thinner in my estimate.
Chris Griffith
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
By far the most comprehensive book I've read on postmillennial eschatology. Gentry is very thorough and answers many misconceptions and misinterpretations which surround this hopeful and helpful biblical doctrine concerning the end times. Christ is the LORD!

Many thanks to the Nicene Council dot com for making this available for free as a ebook!
Chris Comis
Feb 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, missio-dei
Gentry is a great scholar with an eye for the details in the text. I've read this book twice now. Gentry presents a very clear and precise case for the postmillennial position. May be a little to much for those not very well attuned to eschatological debates. Maybe start with K. Mathison's book for a much more basic intro. to postmillennial hermeneutics and theology. ...more
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is nothing short of awesome. Gentry does a fine job of exegeting postmillennialism and demolishing the frameworks of opposing viewpoints. Along the way he also gives rock solid support for theonomy and dismantles dispensationalism. I would highly recommend this book.
Aaron Ventura
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally finished this volume and found it to be thoroughly convincing, exegetical and rigorous. I can gladly say all my amillenial hesitancies were addressed and dismantled. Grateful for Gentry and can't wait for that commentary on Revelation. ...more
Eric Quinones
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book..Converted me. :)
Etienne OMNES
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ce livre est un très bon point d'entrée dans le postmillénarisme, mais n'est pas un point final pour autant (contrairement à ce que dit Gary North dans sa préface trop enthousiaste). Kenneth Gentry a eu beaucoup d'intelligence éditoriale dans le plan et l'arrangement de son livre, et globalement le livre remplit bien ses objectifs: servir d'introduction et de défense générale au postmillénarisme, non pas complète, mais satisfaisante.

Il y a un bon équilibre entre exposition et réfutation, et dan
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
He Shall Have Dominion is one of the clearest expositions of the Bible’s teaching on eschatology and all that it touches that I have ever read—and I do have a MA in Theology so I’ve read many expositions of Scripture. Gentry carefully builds a scriptural case for believing in the ultimate success of the Gospel. And that is what sets this teaching apart from others: Does the Scripture teach that the Church with the Gospel will ultimately fail only to be rescued from oblivion by Christ into the et ...more
Jacob Rush
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This work handles explicitly the question of eschatology, and focuses on the biblical theological evidence for postmillennialism, as well as gives preterist alternatives for so-called "end times" verses. Those who are wondering how this eschatology bleeds down into one's approach to politics will have to go elsewhere. Along these lines, one small aesthetic objection I have for Gentry is his emphasis on the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom. He is adamant that this spiritual kingdom has politi ...more
Andrew Becham
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gentry's work in Dominion is characteristically thorough and convincing. His familiarity with the contemporary eschatological discussion, patristics, Reformed thinkers, and ancient texts provides a helpful backdrop for the theological and exegetical arguments. Throughout the work, he corrects, exhorts, clarifies, cites his sources, pays dues, and, more than anything, helps the reader along. And as a final note, upon finishing this book, I am more convinced than ever that Christ will have victory ...more
Joshua Jenkins
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eschatology matters. The way we view the world going effects the way we live our lives today. Ken Gentry presents a victorious gospel, a reigning Christ, and a hopeful future that is as easy to read as this topic can be. Gentry is a careful and faithful exegete of Scripture and that is what he offers in this work. A good theological work will leave the reader not in a confusing pile of information, but in a spirit of doxology to our great God. This book did that for me. I do recommend.
Zephram Foster
Oct 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Solid exegesis, very sound book. 3 stars for the dryness, it felt like a textbook at times (not really a bad thing - it was just 500 pages of dissertation)

Recommended for anyone serious about eschatology.
Aurora Grace
Mar 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dominionism
Probably the most comprehensive defense of dominionist postmillennialism certainly written in the 20th century.
Joel Carlson
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the most thorough treatment of Postmillennial thinking I have read. A truly wonderful and helpful resource for the Christian.
Seth Mcdevitt
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best books in the world. You should totes read it.
Jacob O'connor
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Whatever happened to the rapture? When I was a puppy protestant, it was all the rage. Hal Lindsey was selling books by the bunches. Every other day someone was predicting the end of the world, and pastors aplenty were warning of the pressing possibility of the parousia. I can't remember the last time I heard a preacher mention it. Is it because I'm sheltered? Living in the wrong part of the States? Or has the idea gradually fallen out of favor?

Kenneth Gentry has written a 600 page defense of a
Joshua Nuckols
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Compelling case for Post-Mil.
Jul 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eschatology
Thorough and convincing.
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Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. is a Reformed theologian, and an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly. He is particularly known for his support for and publication on the topics of orthodox preterism and postmillennialism in Christian eschatology, as well as for theonomy and six day creation. He holds that each of these theological distinctives are logical and theological ...more

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