Dispensationalism before Darby: Seventeenth-Century and by William C. Watson

By William C. Watson

For years, critics of premillennialism have argued that John Nelson Darby was once the resource of the doctrine of the rapture and dispensationalism. development upon years of study in seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English theological writings, William Watson argues that dispensationalism and the tips linked to it have been lengthy a part of British theological discourse. Drawing upon enormous quantities of early revealed English books and years of archival examine in basic assets and British libraries, Watson demonstrates that Darby’s idea was once neither aberrant nor unique. on the contrary, he was once following an extended line of British clergy who expected the recovery of Jews to a countrywide place of origin and the upcoming go back of Jesus Christ.

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