2019 – Dispensationalism, Social Justice & Race

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The presenters of papers at the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2018 are given a month or so to update their papers in light of the discussions at the Council.  Then they are posted for public use.  The files for 2019 below are in pdf format unless otherwise stated and are listed in the order of presentation.

Council Materials

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Parle, “Towards a Theology of Justice: Contributions of the OT to Concepts of Biblical Justice

Williamson, “Racism and the Torah

Baurain, “The Myth of Racial Reconciliation

Stallard, “Social Justice, Antisemitism, and Anti-Zionism in Historical and Biblical Perspective

Barreca, “Integral Mission: Is Social Action Part of the Gospel?

McGinniss, “Hearing Her Voice: The Not-So-Secret Longing of Female Sexual Desire in the Song

Fazio, “Dispensational Thought as Motivation for Social Activism among Early Plymouth Brethren

Gromacki, “Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel

Smith, “A Brief Historic Examination of Christian Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism among Black Americans and Their Skepticism of Dispensationalism

Marsh, “The Rapture: Cosmic Segregation or Antidote for Oppression? A Critical Response to the “Racial Ideology of Rapture” by Nathaniel P. Grimes


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Johnson, “Does Philemon Provide a Sufficient Perspective to Address Social Justice?

Cone, “Every Tribe, Tongue, People, and Nation: The Future of Race Relations and Implications for Today

Little, “Social Justice in God’s Messianic Kingdom

Boyd, “The Biblical Case Against Counter Social Justice: YHWH’s Demand for Justice and Righteousness

Bissmeyer, “Job’s Eschatological Hope: The Implications of Job’s Redeemer for Social Justice

Aniol, “Polishing Brass on a Sinking Ship

Oglesby, “Traditional Dispensationalism: The Only Framework for a Consistently Accurate Outworking of Social Justice