TH291 History and Trends in Dispensationalism

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In this course, Dr. Sanders describes the history and basic defining beliefs of dispensationalism. You’ll be challenged to wrestle with important biblical themes such as prophecy, eschatology, and the nation of Israel. Dr. Sanders also addresses progressive dispensationalism and the competing views of covenantal theology.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker

Introducing the Speaker

1m
Dispensationalism Is Hard to Define

Dispensationalism Is Hard to Define

5m
Goal of the Course

Goal of the Course

2m
Looking Up and Clipping Biographical Information

Looking Up and Clipping Biographical Information

6m
Choosing Where to Start

Choosing Where to Start

4m
A Personal Note

A Personal Note

3m

The History of Dispensationalism

Searching for Very Specific Theological Labels

Searching for Very Specific Theological Labels

6m
Default History of Dispensationalism

Default History of Dispensationalism

3m
General Critique of the Default History of Dispensationalism

General Critique of the Default History of Dispensationalism

2m
Brookes and Darby as an Example

Brookes and Darby as an Example

6m
Updating Dispensational History

Updating Dispensational History

3m
Dispensationalism Is a System of Thought

Dispensationalism Is a System of Thought

4m
Historical Overview

Historical Overview

4m
Darby and the Plymouth Brethren

Darby and the Plymouth Brethren

6m
The American Context

The American Context

4m
The Niagara Period

The Niagara Period

10m
The Scofield Period

The Scofield Period

8m
Revised Dispensationalism

Revised Dispensationalism

8m
Varieties of Dispensationalism

Varieties of Dispensationalism

8m

Defining Dispensationalism

Summarizing the History of Dispensationalism

Summarizing the History of Dispensationalism

1m
Why Define Dispensationalism?

Why Define Dispensationalism?

2m
New Testament Use of Oikonomia

New Testament Use of Oikonomia

3m
Gathering Insights on Oikonomia with the Bible Word Study

Gathering Insights on Oikonomia with the Bible Word Study

8m
Defining “Dispensation”

Defining “Dispensation”

4m
Dispensations and Other Features of Dispensationalism

Dispensations and Other Features of Dispensationalism

6m
Dispensationalism Requires a Flexible Definition

Dispensationalism Requires a Flexible Definition

1m
Niagara Period Definitions of Dispensationalism

Niagara Period Definitions of Dispensationalism

4m
Scofield Period Definitions of Dispensationalism

Scofield Period Definitions of Dispensationalism

5m
Ryrie’s Definition Based on Principles

Ryrie’s Definition Based on Principles

7m
Responses to Ryrie’s Proposed Principles Defining Dispensationalism

Responses to Ryrie’s Proposed Principles Defining Dispensationalism

6m
Evaluating the Essentials

Evaluating the Essentials

5m
Understanding “Theodicy” with Dictionaries and Proximity Searches

Understanding “Theodicy” with Dictionaries and Proximity Searches

6m
A Pattern of Thought Rather than a List of Essentials

A Pattern of Thought Rather than a List of Essentials

7m
Understanding Theological Labels through Careful Searching

Understanding Theological Labels through Careful Searching

7m

Progressive Dispensationalism

An Evangelical Tradition Focused on the Church and Eschatology

An Evangelical Tradition Focused on the Church and Eschatology

6m
Roots of Progressive Dispensationalism

Roots of Progressive Dispensationalism

3m
The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God

3m
New Covenant Promises

New Covenant Promises

2m
The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount

2m
The Offer of the Kingdom

The Offer of the Kingdom

3m
Other Contributing Factors

Other Contributing Factors

5m
The Rise of Progressive Dispensationalism

The Rise of Progressive Dispensationalism

6m
Name and Hermeneutics

Name and Hermeneutics

5m
Points of Emphasis in Progressive Dispensationalism

Points of Emphasis in Progressive Dispensationalism

7m
Using Wikipedia within Logos

Using Wikipedia within Logos

5m
Spiritual Vision vs. New Creation

Spiritual Vision vs. New Creation

4m
Critique of Progressive Dispensationalism

Critique of Progressive Dispensationalism

11m

Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology

Commonalities and Differences between Revised and Progressive Dispensationalism

Commonalities and Differences between Revised and Progressive Dispensationalism

1m
Introduction to Covenant Theology

Introduction to Covenant Theology

3m
Interaction with the Reformed Tradition

Interaction with the Reformed Tradition

5m
Tension Develops between Covenant and Dispensational Theology

Tension Develops between Covenant and Dispensational Theology

5m
Other Covenant Theology Critiques of Dispensationalism

Other Covenant Theology Critiques of Dispensationalism

5m
Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology Today: A Reappraisal

Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology Today: A Reappraisal

4m
Disagreement in Hermeneutics: The New Testament Interprets the Old

Disagreement in Hermeneutics: The New Testament Interprets the Old

3m
Disagreement in Hermeneutics: Did the Old Testament Prophets Hope in Vain

Disagreement in Hermeneutics: Did the Old Testament Prophets Hope in Vain

6m
Exploring a New Testament Quotation from the Septuagint

Exploring a New Testament Quotation from the Septuagint

7m
Disagreement in Hermeneutics: The Coming of the Spirit on Pentecost

Disagreement in Hermeneutics: The Coming of the Spirit on Pentecost

4m
Israel and the Church: Supersessionism

Israel and the Church: Supersessionism

2m
Israel and the Church: The New Israel and the Fulfillment of Prophecy

Israel and the Church: The New Israel and the Fulfillment of Prophecy

4m
Israel and the Church: Dispensational Responses to Supersessionism

Israel and the Church: Dispensational Responses to Supersessionism

5m
Mediating Positions

Mediating Positions

5m
Conclusions Regarding Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism

Conclusions Regarding Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism

7m

Key Biblical Texts and Themes of Dispensationalism

Doing an OR Search on the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God

Doing an OR Search on the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God

4m
From Abstractions to Specifics

From Abstractions to Specifics

1m
Galatians 3:25–29, Heirs of Abraham

Galatians 3:25–29, Heirs of Abraham

5m
Galatians 6:15–16, The Israel of God

Galatians 6:15–16, The Israel of God

5m
Romans 11:25–30, Partial Hardening of Israel until the Fullness of the Gentiles

Romans 11:25–30, Partial Hardening of Israel until the Fullness of the Gentiles

6m
Progressive Revelation

Progressive Revelation

8m
The Mystery: Jew and Gentile as Coheirs

The Mystery: Jew and Gentile as Coheirs

3m
The Mystery: The Church—Started with Pentecost or Paul

The Mystery: The Church—Started with Pentecost or Paul

7m
The Mystery: Later-Acts and Progressive Dispensationalism

The Mystery: Later-Acts and Progressive Dispensationalism

7m
Myths and Misconceptions

Myths and Misconceptions

5m

Conclusion

Additional Myths and Misconceptions

Additional Myths and Misconceptions

7m
Restating the Goal of the Course

Restating the Goal of the Course

1m