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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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19) This anti-modernism was fuelled by fundamentalists' proclivity for premillennial dispensationalism, an eschatological belief that periodized the bible into specific "dispensations" and held that Christ would return prior to the advent of the Millennium.
In their book Beyond Creation Science, Timothy Martin and Jeffrey Vaughn push the roots back to the early 1800s and the literalism associated with the premillennial dispensationalism of John Nelson Darby.
T]he Millerite trouble damaged historicism's reputation and helped open the door for a new mode of conservative Protestant eschatology--the futurist schemes of premillennial dispensationalism.
In the fourth chapter, the specific doctrine of the group is examined through its soteriology, cosmology, Christology, and eschatology, which he identifies as premillennial dispensationalism.
William Trollinger notes that the ambivalence toward the Jews inherent in premillennial dispensationalism meant that while most adherents remained sympathetic to the Jews, some made "the not so enormous jump" (1) into ideas that put the Jews at the center of an international conspiracy.
Writing the Rapture examines the contours of prophecy fiction from its humble roots in premillennial dispensationalism to its blockbuster success with the Left Behind series.
Chick's biblical understanding is predicated on an interpretative frame known as premillennial dispensationalism (it refers to the belief in Christ's initial return to set up an Earthly kingdom that will last 1000 years, with Christ returning again at the end for a final judgment).
More recently, Craig Blaising and Darrell Bock, part of a group advocating progressive dispensationalism, have emphasized the nature of premillennial dispensationalism as dynamic, rather than static.
Mark Silk argues that even assessments of premillennial dispensationalism have too often relied on stereotypes and resulted in dismissive attitudes.
This theological viewpoint is called Premillennial Dispensationalism, and LaHaye's variant involves the idea of a Rapture prior to the Tribulation, which means he expects devout Christians to be evacuated from Earth by God before the sinful are punished (Boyer, 1992; Lindsey, 1970).
These churches became the seedbed for premillennial dispensationalism, which would give an eschatological shape to a pro-Israel narrative in both Britain and America, even though Anderson finds little evidence to support the assumption that it has had any kind of major impact on political policies in either nation.
According to this interpretive system, known as premillennial dispensationalism, as the End approaches, Israel will expand to incorporate the lands God promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their seed, from the Euphrates to "the river of Egypt.