A Complete Guide to Understanding the Dispensationalism Controversy

Today’s guest post is by Bethany Olsen, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

Logos is offering a new Pre-Pub on a much-debated topic. A Complete Guide to Understanding the Dispensationalism Controversy is a thoroughly researched and detailed look at dispensationalist interpretation. Few lay out this doctrine as clearly and meticulously as author Kerry Trahan, whose years of extensive research on the topic make his book a highly indispensable resource for all.

Dispensationalism has been around since the mid-1800s, and John Nelson Darby, creator of the 1890 Darby Bible and John Darby’s Synopsis of the Books of the Bible (5 Vols.), is considered to be the founding father of this school of thought. Some of the main points regarding this topic have to do with the dispensation, or grouping, of various people throughout the history of the Bible, as well as an emphasis on eschatology and ecclesiology. This doctrine has made a controversial yet significant impact on biblical interpretation since its inception, and is well-worth taking the time to understand.

For more information on dispensationalism, there is no better resource than A Complete Guide to Understanding the Dispensationalism Controversy. You will find Trahan’s work to be invaluable while researching dispensationalism for yourself, and his research will provide a valuable point of reference for entering into relevant theological discussions or sermon preparation. Whether you are a student, teacher, minister, or are simply hoping to glean more information on this important topic, you will love Trahan’s succinct and holistic approach to dispensationalism.

This Pre-Pub is already under development, and is well on its way to becoming a permanent and informative resource in your digital library.

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  1. So is it critical of, or friendly to, dispensationalism?

  2. Steve Maling says

    Hi, Jayson,
    I’m not sure the best way to drop this suggestion into the box for the Blog (it’s not really a “Product Suggestion”), but I find “The Lexham Syntactic Greek New Testament” such a TREASURE it might be worthy of a Blog post now that it is complete. I didn’t realize it is complete until reviewing the most recent list of upgrades that came out at the same time as L4.0d.
    Many thanks for “The Syntactic NT” in particular, and for this Blog in general.

  3. William H. Thrasher says

    I have a couple of questions. How much does the book cost and when will it be available?
    Also, does the book present all the various views for and against dispensationalism in an academic manner or does he defend a specific point of view?
    “The Last Days Handbook” by Dr. Lightner is an excellent book that presents the theories and their various deviations of eschatology. Does “A Complete Guide …. ” do the same thing or does it defend one view, and has the purpose of persuading others to the author’s point of view?
    Thank you,
    William H. Thrasher, Ph.D.