Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (PhD)
Scofield, Dispensationalism, Apologetics, Israel, Romans 11, Christian Zionism
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Skinner, Timothy M., "C. I. Scofield's Teachings Regarding the Conversion and Restoration of the Jewish Nation in Fulfillment of Old and New Testament Prophecies and their Potential Apologetic Value" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3664.
The confirmation of C. I. Scofield's beliefs and teachings regarding a literal and national restoration of the Jewish people in fulfillment of Old and New Testament prophecies can be argued through the writings of Reformed theologians and those hostile to dispensationalism by utilizing a comparative biblical/theological approach on a key eschatological passage, Romans 11:26 and the statement, “All Israel shall be saved.” Non-dispensationalists acknowledge or are in agreement with many of the teachings of Scofield but reject his conclusions regarding the restoration of a literal Jewish nation as being proof of the proper interpretation of the biblical text, even though a literal nation has been in existence since 1948. A comparative sampling of past and present non-dispensational scholars will be used similarly to a minimal facts apologetic approach showing that a literal nation today best explains and is the most logical and reasonable interpretation of the Old and New Testament prophecies.