First, the thesis. The first edition is the exact text that was accepted by the University of Wales. Apart from a few minor changes and a second preface, the only change in the second edition is the single lining, which of course affects pagination. I expect most people who want to print parts or all of the text for reading will prefer this to the double lining of the first edition. Page size is A4; page layout is set up for doublesided printing.

This material is made available based on a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Germany License. As long as nothing is changed, you are free to pass this material on to others for non-commercial purposes, both in digital form and in print. For details, see the thesis.

I am making this available free of charge. However, Franziska and I continue to "live by faith", as we call it, trusting God and our friends for the income we need; we do not receive a salary. So if you would like to make a donation, we won't have anything against it. But don't worry about it if you don't want to or aren't able to. Okay, and now the download options:

First Edition (pdf format, 2.6 MB; but remember: you will probably prefer the second edition)

Second Edition (pdf format, 2.3 MB)

If downloading does not work, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like me to e-mail the file to you (but note you would get 2.3 MB in your mailbox). Then, for those looking for something shorter, here are the articles promised on the homepage:

The Stefansmünster in Breisach: Why Israel is so important to Christian Zionists (pdf, 2 pages)

Christian Zionism in Germany: Why Christian Zionism is neither dispensationalist nor American (pdf, 3 pages)

And finally, one more item. It is my contribution to the already huge pool of evangelical end-time books. It is based on my master's thesis, and I think it is still a pretty good and readeable overview. You can now download this critical look at four main evangelical views of the end times.

The Still Great Planet Earth (pdf, 85 pages, 0.8 MB)