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I've heard that both Reformed and Roman Catholic eschatologies have Augustine as a major foundation. True?

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    Well Augustine is an important Christian theology for most Christians. It would be natural to expect this is the case in some way. Protestants have many quite distinct eschatological systems however, so this is really a bit too broad. – curiousdannii Apr 24 at 12:55
  • True and thanks - Protestant eschatologies ARE all over the place - that's why I chose a sub-group of Protestantism - Reformed theology. There seems to be a tendency to heavily allegorize half of Daniel and much of Revelation and it seems to be a brother, or at least first cousin, of the way Catholicism has dealt with eschatological issues. I was assuming that tendency came from Augustine. Just wanted to hear from someone who has thought through such a comparison. – rick hess Apr 24 at 15:40
  • I think Augustine's view is Amillenial so Reformed group that belives in Amillennialism would cohere well with Augustine, as does Roman Catholic. But I hear that neither Luther and Calvin produced a commentary on Revelation, although their view maybe Amillenial as well. The question is whether Reformed theology today is still united to be Amillenial given that Premillennialism seems to be gaining ground among all stripes of evangelicals? And YES, you are right that allegorizing principle is what unites Amillenial and Augustine. – GratefulDisciple Apr 24 at 15:57
  • GD - thanks for your input. I do know there are people who hold to some Calvinist tenets who are Millennial - I believe John MacArthur might be an example? – rick hess Apr 25 at 16:10
  • @rickhess You probably mean Premillennialist? Yes, John MacArthur is one, see his sermon series on it. So he probably wouldn't agree with Augustine's eschatological view. He's a 4-point Calvinist (Reformed), see wikipedia. – GratefulDisciple Apr 26 at 3:04

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