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dispensationalism

Definitions

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  • n. A Protestant evangelical theology rooted in the writings of John Nelson Darby.

Etymologies

dispensational +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While not initially distinguishable, the theology that became known as dispensationalism was increasingly evident during this period.

    SharperIron

  • The neo-cons might not believe in dispensationalism, but even if I don’t believe in your theory as to how I’m gonna die, if you want me dead, I’m not gonna drink the kool-aid you give me.

    Matthew Yglesias » Maybe We Can Call Them “Ponies”

  • Very few clergy have been brave enough to denounce the rapture heresy and expose the hypocrisy of "dominionism" and "dispensationalism" - associated beliefs, that support America's right to rule the world, and the right of its adherents to sin with impunity.

    Prayers for America

  • Variously called dispensationalism, dominionism, and prosperity theology, it is a uniquely American point of view.

    The Mushroom Cloud in our Brains

  • All three, after all, adhere to an eschatology known as dispensationalism: the belief that the world will end in a cataclysm during which Christians will be "raptured," nonbelievers destroyed, and Christ will return to earth.

    A Fateful Election

  • The pastor adheres to a conservative theology called dispensationalism, believing that the return of Jews to Israel has fulfilled a biblical prophesy, which will lead to the return of Jesus Christ.

    McCain Rejects Pastor's Support

  • To call dispensationalism "gnostic" is a shot below the belt no matter how you slice the bread.

    The World From Our Window

  • No, the Israel question, obviously, is not a foreign policy question at all, but rather an elucidation of Palin's fairly peculiar sect of American premillenial dispensationalism, which is "Christian" in name only.

    Hammer Of The Blogs

  • We notice that creationism often entails "dispensationalism" — the demented belief that there is no point in preserving nature, because the Deity will soon replace it with a perfected form.

    Political Animals

  • His "dispensationalism" would lend Christian Zionism its greatest strength, though Darby himself was not part of that movement.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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