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Tables of Contents for Understanding Dispensationalists
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Acknowledgments
5
7
Getting Dispensationalists and Nondispensationalists to Listen to Each Other
7
12
The Term ``Dispensationalist''
9
4
The Historical Form of the Bible
13
1
John Nelson Darby (1800--82)
14
5
Characteristics of Scofield Dispensationalism
19
11
General Doctrines of C. I. Scofield
20
2
Scofield's Hermeneutics
22
5
Elaborations of Scofield's Distinctions
27
3
Variations of Dispensationalism
30
9
Use of the Old Testament in Present-Day Applications
30
3
Some Developments Beyond Scofield
33
6
Developments in Covenant Theology
39
13
Modifications in Covenant Theology
40
1
A View of Redemptive Epochs or Dispensations
41
1
Representative Headship
42
1
Dichotomy at the Cross of Christ
43
2
Understanding by Old Testament Hearers
45
2
The Millennium and the Consummation
47
4
The Possibility of Rapprochement
51
1
The Near Impossibility of Simple Refutations
52
14
Hedging on Fulfillment
52
4
Dispensationalist Harmonization
56
1
Social Forces
57
5
Evaluating Social Forces
62
4
Strategy for Dialogue With Dispensationalists
66
5
The Pertinence of Exegesis
66
2
Particular Theological Issues
68
3
The Last Trumpet
71
7
First Corinthians 15:51--53 as a Problem to Pretribulationalism
71
2
The Standard Dispensationalist Answer
73
5
What Is Literal Interpretation?
78
9
Difficulties With the Meaning of ``Literal''
78
1
The Meaning of Words
79
3
Defining Literalness
82
3
``Plain'' Interpretation
85
2
Dispensationalist Expositions of Literalness
87
10
Ryrie's Description of Literalness
87
5
Other Statements on Literalness
92
1
Some Global Factors in Interpretation
93
4
Interpretive Viewpoint in Old Testament Israel
97
14
Actual Interpretations by Pre-Christian Audiences
98
1
Israel's Hope
99
2
Israel as a Kingdom of Priests
101
6
Israel as Vassal of the Great King
107
1
Israel as Recipient of Prophetic Words: the Genre of True Prophecy
108
3
The Challenge of Typology
111
7
Dispensationalist Approaches to Typology
111
3
The Temple as a Type
114
1
A Limit to Grammatical-Historical Interpretation
115
3
Hebrews 12:22--24
118
8
Fulfillment of Mount Zion and Jerusalem
118
2
Abraham's Hope
120
1
The New Jerusalem in Revelation
121
2
The New Earth
123
1
The Importance of Hebrews 12:22
124
2
The Fulfillment of Israel in Christ
126
4
Becoming Heirs to Old Testament Promises
126
2
Reasoning From Salvation to Corporate Unity in Jesus Christ
128
2
Other Areas for Potential Exploration
130
2
Subjects Yet to Be Explored
130
2
Postscript to the Second Edition
132
6
Bibliography
138