|Scholars||Darby, Scofield, Chafer, Ironside||McClain, Walvoord, Pentecost, Ryrie||Bock, Blaising, Saucy, Ware|
|Dispensations||Seven||Four or More||Three or More|
|Schools||Dallas||Dallas, Talbot, Western, Moody, Grace||Dallas, Talbot|
|Covenants||David future; Two new covenants||Davidic future; One New Covenant||Davidic Present; One New Covenant|
|Continuity||Sharp Discontinuity||More Continuity||Even greater Continuity|
|Peoples||Two separate programs: Israel-earthly;
|Converging programs: earthly/heavenly distinctions are minimal||One people: the church continues program with Israel until Israel believes|
|Believers of Daniel’s 70th Week||Tribulation saints who are not part of the church||Tribulation saints who are not part of the church||Tribulation saints who are part of the church|
|Church Age||Parenthesis in God’s program with Israel||Parenthesis in God’s program with Israel||Not a parenthesis but a progressive outworking of God’s program|
|Postponement Theory||Belief that the kingdom was postponed due to Israels rejection||Believed by many but de-emphasized||Not taught due to the progressive fulfillment of the kingdom|
|Kingdom||Totally Future||Mostly Future (majority) or Total Future (some)||Present now, though fullest dimensions are yet Future|
|Spirit during Tribulation||Absent and not indwelling||Present but not indwelling||Present and indwelling|
|Sermon on the Mount||Millennial Principles||Present ethics while anticipating the kingdom||Present ethics while anticipating the kingdom|
RESOURCES ON CLASSIC/REVISED AND PROGRESSIVE DISPENSATIONALISM:
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF DISPENSATIONALISM:
Dispensationalism Before Darby by William C. Watson.
Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption: A Developing and Diverse Tradition edited by D. Jeffrey Bingham and Glenn R. Kreider.
The Scofield Reference Bible. Oxford University Press. 1909, 1917, 1937, 1945.
God’s Plan of the Ages: A Comprehensive View of God’s Great Plan from Eternity to Eternity by Louis T. Talbot.
Dispensationalism and Systematic Theology by Lewis Sperry Chafer.
The New Scofield Reference Bible. Oxford University Press, 1967.
Dispensationalism by Charles Ryrie, 2007.
Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths by Michael J. Vlach, 2017.
Things to Come by J. Dwight Pentecost, 2010.
Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism by Darrell L. Bock and Elliott Johnson, 1999.
Progressive Dispensationalism by Craig A. Blaising and Darrell L. Bock, 2000.
The Case for Progressive Dispensationalism by Robert Saucy, 2010.
Dispensationalism, Israel And The Church by Craig A. Blaising and Darrell L. Bock, 2010.
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A very good article. Do you know the first name of McClain? Thanks
Yes, Alva J. McClain