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  • Author:
    Timothy P. Weber
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    019502494X
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    Oxford Univ Pr; First edition. edition (March 1, 1979)
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American Premillenialism 1875-1925

American Premillenialism 1875-1925. The period Weber covers parallels exactly the rise of the Klan and post-Reconstruction segregation and white supremacy - in the same cultural setting as the premil evangelicals he discusses - but Weber does not discuss racism and its relation to fundamentalism. Not a fault - there is a tremendous literature on this, and Weber's focus is narrow. Most premils were pessimistic about repairing the world - the pattern of history is fixed by God, the world will decline to the day of God's destruction.

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As a church historian, Weber is less interested in labels than in social behavior, and he tries to isolate the moments in American history where premilienialism made a difference

As a church historian, Weber is less interested in labels than in social behavior, and he tries to isolate the moments in American history where premilienialism made a difference. One of these was the surge in missionary activity around the turn of the century (the Student Volunteer Movement, the China Inland Mission, et., inspired by the conviction that Christ would not return until all nations had been evangelized (Matthew 28, 19, and elsewhere)

Recommend this journal.

Recommend this journal.

Timothy P. Weber, Oxford University Press, New York, 1979. Weber is on the faculty of the Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado, but his book began as a doctoral dissertation in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago

Timothy P. Weber is on the faculty of the Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado, but his book began as a doctoral dissertation in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. The author is true to the best of the conservative and liberal traditions of those respective and sympathy for prophetic interpreters together with good historical scholarship

American premillennialism, 1875-1925.

American premillennialism, 1875-1925. Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago, Joseph Regenstein Library, Dept. of Photoduplication, 1976. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. Bibliography: leaves 326-350. Thesis (Ph. -University of Chicago, 1976.

Living in the Shadow of the Second Coming: American Premillennialism, 1875-1925, Oxford University Press .

Living in the Shadow of the Second Coming: American Premillennialism, 1875–1925. March 1980 · Church History.

of the Second Coming : American Premillennialism, 1875-1982. The author is well informed.

Living in the Shadow of the Second Coming : American Premillennialism, 1875-1982. Tim La Haye's betsellers series about he rapture need a historical perspective too. I personally found very valuable and helpful to interprete some difficult passages from the Bible.

American Premillenialism 1875-1925.

Jazu
Weber, professor of church history, Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary, has written a useful interesting book on this important aspect of American culture. This premillennialist movement laid a foundation for a resurgence of evangelicalism in the 1970s. Highly recommended for understanding the history of U.S. evangelical Protestantism. A good companion is Boyer, WHEN TIME SHALL BE NO MORE, covering the subject in the 50-year period after WW2.

In the 50-year period after 1875, the rise of premillennialism became almost synonymous with fundamentalism. This was a reaction to enormous change, which Weber briefly outlines -- rise of science, technology and industrial capitalism; urbanization and immigration; rise of Zionism; rise of biblical criticism and the social sciences; women's rights movement (not discussed); and emancipation of black Americans after 250 years of slavery sanctioned by biblicists (not discussed!).

Christian millennialism is a theory that the Bible predicts a thousand year reign of Christ before the Final Judgement. Not all Christians believe this. Millennialism may derive from Zoroastrianism. Premillennialism arose in the 19th century -- a theory that the Second Coming of Christ will precede the Millennium. This reflected growing disappointment at the possibility of christianizing the world and halting the advance of Satan. Weber gives a good account of the varieties of premillennial belief, key spokespersons, conflicts among them, and their common struggle against "liberal" theology and "modernism." There is less analysis of postmillennial (Second Coming after the Millennium) and non-millennial Christianity.

The period Weber covers parallels exactly the rise of the Klan and post-Reconstruction segregation and white supremacy -- in the same cultural setting as the premil evangelicals he discusses -- but Weber does not discuss racism and its relation to fundamentalism. Not a fault -- there is a tremendous literature on this, and Weber's focus is narrow.

Most premils were pessimistic about repairing the world -- the pattern of history is fixed by God, the world will decline to the day of God's destruction. This led to great strife with postmil and non-mil Christians, who believe God wants his people to repair the world, meliorate evil and suffering. The pessimistic view was quick to see growing persecution of Christians -- a theme present today in complaints of an Obama "war on Christianity" and a secular persecution of Christians. The premils denounced the growth of democracy (the only good government is a theocracy headed by Christ), reformers and trade unions (justice cannot be achieved until Christ's kingdom comes). Premils were thrilled with WWI -- it proved their exegesis of bible prophecy and of the inevitable decline of the age. Thus, peace plans and the League of Nations were delusions.

Weber details the premil theory but fails to make clear that "The Antichrist", the powerful but human key player before Christ returns, is a confabulation based on the single use of the word in letters of John ("even now many antichrists have come" - 1 Jn 2.18; meaning anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ/Messiah), linking esoteric passages in Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation, about Gog and horrific supernatural beasts. Premils differ on details such as whether The Second Coming and The Rapture come before, during, or after the "Great Tribulation." [These variations, each stated with certainty, show how flexible the construction is, and discredit the assertion of prophecy preachers that bible prophecy is clear and easy for the un-aided layperson to understand -- my opinion, not Weber's.] Premil dogmatism contributed to the split between fundamentalists and modernists, which led in in the 1920s to division in several Protestant denominations.
Manris
Excellent reading and was very informative.