Sat, Apr 28, 2018
For more than half a century evangelist, author, journalist, and Bible expositor Arno C. Gaebelein passionately proclaimed the prophetic truths of the Bible and daily lived with the hope of their fulfillment. With a ministry that bridged two centuries and endured two world wars, Gaebelein never doubted the relevance of the study of prophecy for spiritual growth and for interaction with the chaos of culture...
Sat, Apr 28, 2018
In the years between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the dawning of the twentieth century, premillennialism–and especially dispensationalism–grew significantly in American religious thought and culture. Much of this early growth came as a result of the preaching, teaching, and publications of Presbyterian minister James Hall Brookes (1830-1897)...
Sat, Apr 28, 2018
This paper seeks to answer the question "What were the social and political underpinnings of nineteenth-century support for Jewish restorationism?" What did early nineteenth-century evangelicals see in the culture and politics of their day that reassured them God was working in their lifetime toward the fulfillment of prophecy, specifically Jewish restoration to a national homeland? ...
Sat, Apr 28, 2018
A widely cited 2004 Newsweek poll found that 55% of Americans believe in the rapture.[1] How did such a majority arise? It has now been 150 years since the pretribulational doctrine of the rapture came to the United States through the teaching of Anglo-Irish Bible teacher and evangelist John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). This paper seeks to answer the question "how did Darby's understanding of pretribulationism become a widely-recognized part of the American religious and cultural experience?" ...