History Faculty Publications

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2000

Publication Source

Apocalypticism and Millennialism: Shaping a Believers Church Eschatology for the 21st Century

Abstract

In the United States the history of John Nelson Darby's dispensational premillennialism is intimately tied up with the history of fundamentalism. It is difficult to talk about dispensational premillennialism in the believers church tradition in the twentieth century without making some reference to the fundamentalist movement. In fact, the two distinguishing marks of fundamentalist theology have been the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and the eschatological schema known as dispensationalism. It is thus rather surprising that historians have de-emphasized dispensational premillennialism in explaining the history of fundamentalism. I think that this is a mistake. But to explain why I think this is a mistake, I need to say something about how historians have written about fundamentalism.

Inclusive pages

264-281

ISBN/ISSN

0968346294

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

Chapter 18 is made available for download from this repository with the express permission of the publisher. Citation information:

Apocalypticism and Millennialism: Shaping a Believers Church Eschatology for the 21st Century. Loren L. Johns, ed. Kitchener, Ontario: Pandora Press, 2000.

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Publisher

Pandora Press

Place of Publication

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada