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His theological innovators will be familiar: George Whitefield, Charles Finney, William Miller, John Nelson Darby, Lyman and Milton Stewart, Bob Jones, Carl F.
Plymouth Brethren minister John Nelson Darby (1800-1882) popularized the doctrine under the name "dispensationalism," which was further spread by the Scofield Reference Bible published in 1909.
The idea of the Rapture and a two-stage return of Jesus was invented by British preacher John Nelson Darby less than 200 years ago, yet for millions of Americans it has become the cultural context for understanding the Bible, Rossing said.
This is a strong indication that early Baptists did not read the Bible from a distorted "dispensational" point of view which John Nelson Darby (1800-82), the father of modern fundamentalism, introduced.
John Nelson Darby, a renegade Anglican priest from Ireland.
John Nelson Darby, born in 1800, founded the Plymouth Brethren to focus on prophecy and carried Christian Zionism from England to the United States, where he influenced such evangelical leaders as Dwight L.
Among the best known of these early leaders was John Nelson Darby, foremost of the Exclusives after the separation, of whom the author provides a careful and evenhanded analysis, in contrast to Darby's treatment by more partisan Open Brethren historians.
Rapture theology was created in the 1830s in England by an ex-Anglican priest, John Nelson Darby.