Archives For Postmillennial Scholars

No eschatological school is enjoys full acceptance of all the various details of a system. But what are some key distinctions within postmillennialism? One of those distinctives is almost getting more discussion than postmillennialism itself.

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Who are the postmillennialists who have written in modern times? The Christian marketplace is filled with dispensationalist “prophecy experts.” But are there any modern proponents of postmillennialism? And if so, who are they? Though they seldom write multi-billion selling books. And despite the fact they almost never have movie series based on their theological writings. […]

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Many wrongly hold that postmillennialism was created by Daniel Whitby in the 1700s. The confuse reports of his “popularizing” postmillennialism with the idea that he “created” it. This is particularly widespread in dispensational circles. Yet, postmillennialism receives an impetus from the Reformation. Considering the following. Theologian Donald Bloesch notes, “postmillennialism experienced an upsurge in the […]

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I have frequently stated — in print and in lectures — that postmillennialism is the most misunderstood and misrepresented eschatological position. So many false notions surround discussion of postmillennialism that there is a widespread confusion as to exactly what it teaches. This leads to a tendency to obscure the facts regarding contemporary eschatological options. Christians […]

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by Dennis Swanson (The  Master’s College) Charles Hodge (1797–1878) has been called, “the most prominent American Presbyterian theologian of the nineteenth century” and was clearly one of the most outstanding theologians that America has ever produced. Mark Noll presents this evaluation of Hodge’s contributions: “[Archibald] Alexander’s student Charles Hodge (1797-1878) extended this theological viewpoint into […]

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MISSING WITH WHITBY

Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. —  February 29, 2012 — 1 Comment

Most dispensationalists are quite confused regarding the origins of postmillennialism. They are as confused over who started postmilllennialism and when it started as they are over who the Antichrist is and when the Rapture is expected. Hal Lindsey as confidently declares its modern origins as he does the latest date of the Rapture: “There is […]

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Many evangelicals obscure the facts regarding contemporary options, sometimes through abject ignorance, sometimes through careless overstatement. Whatever the reason, a great disservice is done to the unsuspecting reader who inadvertently adopts and then labors under a delusion. For instance, we often read that postmillennialism is dead, supposedly having totally collapsed because of World War I. […]

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