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Dispensational Modernism

B. M. Pietsch


In the twentieth century, dispensationalism developed into a global religious movement claiming millions of adherents. Scholars have most often associated it with literalist, apocalyptic prophecy belief, and described it as the militant, anti-modernist fringe of American Protestant fundamentalism. Yet dispensationalism’s appeal came from its use of modernist methods to produce confident religious beliefs. Emerging between 1870 and 1920, dispensational thinking and practices grew out of popular fascination with applying technological values and engineering methods—such as quantification and cla ... More

Keywords: dispensationalism, modernism, fundamentalism, American Protestantism, Scofield Reference Bible

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190244088
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244088.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. M. Pietsch, author
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Astana