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Did Modernism Influence Dispensationalism?

September 22, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tom Hicks has a good post about the influence of modernism on dispensationalism.  I believe that the spread of dispensationalism flourished during the last part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century because fundamentalists were reacting to the historical-critical methods that arose out of the Enlightenment.  Whether right or wrong, fundamentalists gravitated to the scientific approach that dispensationalism adopted with regard to interpretation and its “literal” hermeneutic because it came from the same premise of rationalist thinking.  For the fundamentalist it was the only suitable ammunition against such arguments.  Check out Tom’s post here.

  1. September 22, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    Michael Barrett, who was my favorite professor at BJ, made the same argument in a series entitled Refuting Dispensationalism.

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