Non-dispensational theology

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Randall Cue | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 9:48 AM

Kevin Maples:

Randall Cue:
Logos has available Dr. Robert Culver's systematic theology.
Here is the link: 

Kevin, thanks for adding the link. I forgot to put it in.

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 10:07 AM

Evan Boardman:


Christopher- I was under the impression (having no real first hand knowledge) that Hodge was a dispensationalist.

Kent you may be confused with Zane Hodge. One Hodge is good, the other dodge.

It's actually Zane Hodges, not Hodge.

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Christopher Engelsma | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 11:29 AM

Isn't Thomas Oden the one who claims he is "dedicated to unoriginality" ?    :)

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 12:32 PM

Randall Cue:
Kevin, thanks for adding the link.
No problem. I'm a newbie, so a link is about as much technical help as I can offer you. Smile

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C Devin Chaulk | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 3:18 PM

Grudem and Berkhof as well as Ladd (as mentioned previously.)



I find all of these very helpful.

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 3:48 PM

Joseph Turner:

I recently bought George Ladd's A Theology of the New Testament

Yes  Ladd is one of my personal favorites.  He is non-dispensational, but yet premillennial in his eschatology.  That's an interesting combination. 

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 7:43 PM

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 28 2013 8:32 PM

Mark Barnes:


Does anyone know of a good non-dispensationalism systematic theology resource? Maybe commentaries also?

There are dozens available in Logos. The best (in my opinion) is Wayne Grudem's

As mentioned by Mark and others, Grudem's Systematic Theology is great (especially at $3.99 when I purchased it -- yes 3bucks and 99cents).  Another one that I find useful is Jack Cottrell's The Faith Once For All: Bible Doctrine for Today (which was given to me for free) I find myself referring to these two very often and I supplement it with others for the sake of learning different views.  But if I had to choose two I'd go with Grudem and Cottrell.


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Dennis Martin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 6 2019 10:36 PM

Can some one explain to me what non-dispensationalism is? I believe John Darby made up some stuff, that is taught in church on a regular basis. I understand what a "dispensation" is. I think the rapture was invented by Darby. Could some one explain? Thank you.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 6 2019 11:20 PM

Dennis Martin:
I believe John Darby made up some stuff, that is taught in church on a regular basis. I understand what a "dispensation" is. I think the rapture was invented by Darby.

Darby did not "make up" the rapture, he popularized it. From Wikipedia: "Pre-tribulation rapture theology originated in the eighteenth century, with the Puritan preachers Increase and Cotton Mather, and was popularized extensively in the 1830s by John Nelson Darby and the Plymouth Brethren, and further in the United States by the wide circulation of the Scofield Reference Bible in the early 20th century."

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Here is a discussion of the subject on non-dispensational in an appropriate forum:

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 7 2019 5:50 AM

This may have been included, but Cottrell is Arminian if that makes any difference at all.

I was searching for Cottrell in L8 and wanted to find out more about him and his theology and came across an article that mention his Arminianeth. 

Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Vol 18, No. 35, Pg 97. 



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