29) Since Urbana welcomed evangelicals of varying denominations and degrees of conservatism, speakers refrained from overt apocalyptic prognostication, even though InterVarsity and the first-generation postwar evangelicals generally evinced a premillenial
dispensationalists conceptualised history as time partitioned into certain ages and with a definite end, secular critics of nuclear weapons postulated on global annihilation.
An intense focus on evangelism as the church's overwhelming priority, the need for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit after conversion in order to live a holy and effective Christian life, the imminent, premillenial
second coming of Christ, and the divine inspiration and absolute authority of the Bible.
She first went to Israel after high school, on a trip sponsored by the evangelical group Young Life, and she talks about Israel in the language of premillenial
dispensationalism, the influential theology that holds that the second coming of Christ depends on the return of the Jews to their homeland.
6) To premillenial
dispensationalists such as Riley, the Jews were God's chosen people, but in the present age or dispensation they were paying the penalty for their rebellion against Jehovah as evidenced by the destruction of their kingdom and the persecutions they faced over the centuries.
Catapulting dispensational premillenial
theology into the American cultural mainstream, the 16-part Left Behind series has spawned children's adaptations, a controversial video game, and such audacious parodies as Kiss my Left Behind (2003) and Supergeddon: A Really Big Geddon (2003).
A theological characteristic of the Fundamentalists was premillenial
dispensationalism: the idea that God will take up his followers in the rapture from the earth before the millenial period of tribulation.
Martinez, supra note 59, at 437 ("But while recent world events may have dampened optimism about international law and international cooperation, the institutions created in that burst of premillenial
enthusiasm now have a life of their own; how effective they will be is still open to question, but their existence (at least for now) is not.
Like many religious exercises, the premillenial
deification of Ronald Reagan has progressed more by zeal than by logic.
Vistas of Coming Glory: A Defence of the Premillenial
and Futurist Faith.
the futurist premillenial
view of history was decidedly pessimistic, pointing to the "Rapture" of true believers prior to the "Tribulation" (an extended period of warfare between the forces of good and evil, with Jesus and modern Israel representing the good and the Antichrist and his coalition representing evil).
Such a view of the necessary premillenial
forbearance of religious difference the editors appropriately label "concordance.