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
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Introducing the Speaker

1m
Dispensationalism Is Hard to Define
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Dispensationalism Is Hard to Define

5m
Goal of the Course
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Goal of the Course

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Looking Up and Clipping Biographical Information
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Looking Up and Clipping Biographical Information

6m
Choosing Where to Start
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Choosing Where to Start

4m
A Personal Note
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A Personal Note

3m
Searching for Very Specific Theological Labels
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Searching for Very Specific Theological Labels

6m

The History of Dispensationalism

Default History of Dispensationalism
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Default History of Dispensationalism

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General Critique of the Default History of Dispensationalism
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General Critique of the Default History of Dispensationalism

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Brookes and Darby as an Example
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Brookes and Darby as an Example

6m
Updating Dispensational History
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Updating Dispensational History

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Dispensationalism Is a System of Thought
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Dispensationalism Is a System of Thought

4m
Historical Overview
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Historical Overview

4m
Darby and the Plymouth Brethren
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Darby and the Plymouth Brethren

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The American Context
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The American Context

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The Niagara Period
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The Niagara Period

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The Scofield Period
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The Scofield Period

8m
Revised Dispensationalism
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Revised Dispensationalism

8m
Varieties of Dispensationalism
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Varieties of Dispensationalism

8m
Summarizing the History of Dispensationalism
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Summarizing the History of Dispensationalism

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Defining Dispensationalism

Why Define Dispensationalism?
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Why Define Dispensationalism?

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New Testament Use of Oikonomia
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New Testament Use of Oikonomia

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Gathering Insights on Oikonomia with the Bible Word Study
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Gathering Insights on Oikonomia with the Bible Word Study

8m
Defining “Dispensation”
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Defining “Dispensation”

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Dispensations and Other Features of Dispensationalism
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Dispensations and Other Features of Dispensationalism

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Dispensationalism Requires a Flexible Definition
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Dispensationalism Requires a Flexible Definition

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Niagara Period Definitions of Dispensationalism
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Niagara Period Definitions of Dispensationalism

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Scofield Period Definitions of Dispensationalism
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Scofield Period Definitions of Dispensationalism

5m
Ryrie’s Definition Based on Principles
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Ryrie’s Definition Based on Principles

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Responses to Ryrie’s Proposed Principles Defining Dispensationalism
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Responses to Ryrie’s Proposed Principles Defining Dispensationalism

6m
Evaluating the Essentials
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Evaluating the Essentials

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Understanding “Theodicy” with Dictionaries and Proximity Searches
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Understanding “Theodicy” with Dictionaries and Proximity Searches

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

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Understanding Theological Labels through Careful Searching
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Understanding Theological Labels through Careful Searching

7m
An Evangelical Tradition Focused on the Church and Eschatology
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An Evangelical Tradition Focused on the Church and Eschatology

6m

Progressive Dispensationalism

Roots of Progressive Dispensationalism
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Roots of Progressive Dispensationalism

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The Kingdom of God
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The Kingdom of God

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New Covenant Promises
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New Covenant Promises

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The Sermon on the Mount
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The Sermon on the Mount

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The Offer of the Kingdom
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The Offer of the Kingdom

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Other Contributing Factors
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Other Contributing Factors

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The Rise of Progressive Dispensationalism
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The Rise of Progressive Dispensationalism

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Name and Hermeneutics
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Name and Hermeneutics

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Points of Emphasis in Progressive Dispensationalism
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Points of Emphasis in Progressive Dispensationalism

7m
Using Wikipedia within Logos
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Using Wikipedia within Logos

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Spiritual Vision vs. New Creation
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Spiritual Vision vs. New Creation

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Critique of Progressive Dispensationalism
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Critique of Progressive Dispensationalism

11m
Commonalities and Differences between Revised and Progressive Dispensationalism
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Commonalities and Differences between Revised and Progressive Dispensationalism

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Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology

Introduction to Covenant Theology
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Introduction to Covenant Theology

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Interaction with the Reformed Tradition
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Interaction with the Reformed Tradition

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Tension Develops between Covenant and Dispensational Theology
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Tension Develops between Covenant and Dispensational Theology

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Other Covenant Theology Critiques of Dispensationalism
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Other Covenant Theology Critiques of Dispensationalism

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Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology Today: A Reappraisal
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Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology Today: A Reappraisal

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

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

6m
Exploring a New Testament Quotation from the Septuagint
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Exploring a New Testament Quotation from the Septuagint

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

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Israel and the Church: Supersessionism
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Israel and the Church: Supersessionism

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

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Israel and the Church: Dispensational Responses to Supersessionism
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Israel and the Church: Dispensational Responses to Supersessionism

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Mediating Positions
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Mediating Positions

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Conclusions Regarding Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism
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Conclusions Regarding Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism

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

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Key Biblical Texts and Themes of Dispensationalism

From Abstractions to Specifics
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From Abstractions to Specifics

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

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

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

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Progressive Revelation
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Progressive Revelation

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The Mystery: Jew and Gentile as Coheirs
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The Mystery: Jew and Gentile as Coheirs

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

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The Mystery: Later-Acts and Progressive Dispensationalism
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The Mystery: Later-Acts and Progressive Dispensationalism

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Myths and Misconceptions
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Myths and Misconceptions

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Additional Myths and Misconceptions
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Additional Myths and Misconceptions

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Conclusion

Restating the Goal of the Course
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Restating the Goal of the Course

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