A Bibliography of Dispensationalism -- By: Arnold D. Ehlert

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 102:408 (Oct 1945)
Article: A Bibliography of Dispensationalism
Author: Arnold D. Ehlert

A Bibliography of Dispensationalism

Arnold D. Ehlert

(Continued from the July-September Number, 1945)

{Editor’s note: Footnotes in the original printed edition were numbered from 69–89 but are numbered from 1–21 respectively in this electronic edition.}

Dispensationalism Since 1900

J. H. Burridge of St. Andrews, Bristol, England, has a chart dividing time as follows:

I- Adam to the flow, trial of conscience

II- Flood to Abraham, trial of government

III- Abraham to the Captivity, trial of law

IV- Captivity to the Cross

V- Cross to the coming

VI- Millennium1

Beyond the peculiarity of his divisions with respect to the captivity, his system runs very nearly along the regular lines.

Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (1843–1921) was the son of an Episcopalian family, strongly Puritan in background. He was admitted to the bar in Kansas, elected to the State legislature, and later appointed U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas. After a successful practice he was one day led to a genuine acceptance of Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior, and thus began a career that has shaken the Christian world. Dr. James H. Brookes of St. Louis did much to influence Scofield in the lines of Bible study. In midsummer of 1882 Scofield reached Dallas and preached his first sermon in the First Congregational Church, now the

Scofield Memorial Church, of Dallas. Here he was later ordained to the ministry by a large committee of Congregational ministers, after a course of study lasting 18 months, in which he went through three standard treatises on theology and numerous other works.

While at the Dallas church Scofield set up Bible classes, and as a result of the need he felt in connection with these classes he put together the “beginning truths” of Bible Study during his vacation in the summer of 1888 in the form of a booklet known as Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, which has gone into many editions by several publishers, and has helped many thousands to understand the Bible. A correspondence course was set up and personally conducted by Dr. Scofield from 1890 to 1915. He commenced his great work on what came to be The Scofield Reference Bible, in 1902, but had to give up the pastorate before he finally brought it out in 1909.

It would be quite superfluous to go into detail as to the distinctive teachings of the Scofield Reference Bible, for it has become the basis of the personal study of hund...

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