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A doctrine prevalent in some forms of Protestant Christianity that divides history into distinct periods, each marked by a different dispensation or relationship between God and humanity. Dispensationalism further holds that Christian believers will be transported to heaven without warning and that soon thereafter there will be a period of tribulation, followed by the Second Coming.

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(34) The nineteenth century also saw the development of a new type of premillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, with the founding of the Plymouth Brethren denomination in Great Britain and Ireland by J.
Contextual clues suggest that Judaism generally was not implicated, perhaps because the dispensational premillennialism influential in early postwar evangelicalism put Judaism in a different category.
It is probably worth noting that the premillennialism Ramseyer taught was not a dispensational premillennialism, though many have assumed it was.
Within Tarry's book also are discussions of controversial topics such as the rapture, the battle of Har-Magedon, and end-times theology (postmillennialism, amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, and historical premillennialism).
Stephens connects this radicalization and fractiousness with an eschatological shift among southern holiness proponents from postmillennialism to dispensational premillennialism. Stephens perhaps overstates the impact of premillennialism.
Dispensational premillennialism became the norm in non-Reformed churches well into the twentieth century through a network of Bible schools and summer conferences throughout the US.
I recall reading in Paul Boyer's When Time Shall Be No More, a study of dispensational premillennialism's influence on American Protestantism, that Lindsey is a privileged visitor to Israel, where he gets intelligence briefings from the government.
The Left Behind books reflect an interpretation of the Bible -- particularly the apocalyptic books such as Revelation and Daniel -- and the history of the world called dispensational premillennialism. These beliefs focus on a detailed timeline of the events at the end of the world: the Rapture, the seven-year Tribulation, Christ's return and defeat of the Antichrist and the beginning of Christ's 1,000-year reign.
Dispensational premillennialism gained much influence in the late nineteenth century, however, and it has appealed to Fundamentalists and other conservatives pessimistic about twentieth-century society.
The set of ideas that comes closest to explaining Norris was the theology of dispensational premillennialism. To call Hankins's biography sympathetic would be an overstatement.
And they do not relish wading through the thick jargon of the narrow Biblical literalists with their "dispensational premillennialism" any more than they enjoy plowing through the equally arcane constructions of the school reformers.