Terms are used in different ways by different people. When Morris uses "preterist" he means those who see the book of Revelation as primarily (or exclusively) referring to events leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD. He would use "historicist" to mean a view that the book of Revelation gives an overview of the entire sweep of history between the first and second comings. "Futurist" would mean the book of Revelation is primarily (or exclusively) dealing with events in the future -- primarily centered around the second coming complex of events, however that is seen (premil, pretrib, dispie, etc.). And "idealist" would see Revelation as giving general principles which are applicable to all times, but not specific prophecies of specific events.

Rod Kirby, Ph.D.
Cherokee Christian High School
Woodstock, GA