"[By] Michael Gilbertson, Assistant Curate, St. Matthew's, Surbiton".
"First Impression September 1997. Reprinted with corrections April 1999". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"In this booklet, I am not attempting a general survey of contemporary eschatology in all its forms. Neither am I dealing specifically with the approach of the year 2000. Instead, I am focusing on one element of biblical eschatology, the millennium, or thousand-year kingdom, which appears in Revelation 20.1-6" (p. 3). ""For various reasons, the millennium is a passage about which many in the major Christian denominations in Britain feel uneasy, and it rarely finds it way into sermons or Bible studies. The aim of this booklet is to try to show that the millennium is in fact a symbol of great theological depth on which the church would do well to reflect more seriously" (p. 4).
Contents: Approaching the Millennium -- Reading the Book of Revelation -- Four Interpretations of the Text -- The Origin of the Symbol of the Millennium -- Making the Millennium Relevant -- Conclusion -- Bibliography.