Stallard, Michael D.
About the author: Michael Stallard received his PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary, Texas. He is currently Professor of Systematic Theology at Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Ministry and Theology, and author of several books and articles.2002 0-7734-6924-9
This study presents an analytical description of the theological methods of Arno C. Gaebelein, a leading dispensational and fundamentalist speaker and writer. Gaebelein’s entire theological system, ground in a thorough acceptance of evangelical belief and emphasizing bibliology, Christology, and eschatology, was organized around the central interpretive motif of prophetic hope focused on the personal Second Coming of Christ. While contributing to a deeper understanding of the history of fundamentalism and dispensationalism, Gaebelein’s example helps to establish a descriptive definition of dispensationalism based mostly upon hermeneutical concerns.