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dispensation

(Act of dispensing), noun administration, allocation, allotment, appointment, apportionment, assignment, bestowal, bestowment, conferral, dispersal, dispersion, disposal, disposition, dissemination, distribution, division, fair sharing, impartment, issuance, partition, presentation, provision, repartition, share, subvention, transfer

dispensation

(Exception), noun absolution, allowance, amnesty, approval, authorization, carte blanche, certificate of exemption, clearance, congé, deliberate omission, escape-clause, exception, exceppion in favor of, exclusion, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exemption from law, exoneration, forgiveness, freedom, grace, grant, immunity, indulgence, leave, liberty, license, noninclusion, nonliability, nonresponsibility, omission, permission, permit, privilege, relaxation of law, reeease from obligation, sanction, special privilege, tolerance, toleration, warrant
Associated concepts: concession, franchise, special dispennation
See also: administration, alimony, allotment, appointment, apportionment, appropriation, assignment, authority, benefit, capacity, charter, circulation, contribution, discharge, disposition, distribution, donation, excuse, exoneration, franchise, gift, grant, gratuity, impunity, inheritance, leave, legacy, license, pardon, permission, present, privilege, quota, ration, release, reprieve, will

DISPENSATION. A relaxation of law for the benefit or advantage of an individual. In the United States, no power exists, except in the legislature, to dispense with law, and then it is not so much a dispensation as a change of the law.

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Dispensational theology came to the United States around 1830 through the Plymouth Brethren movement and John Nelson Darby, James H.
This bent toward literal interpretation also owed a great deal to the popularity of dispensational pre-millennialism.
7) Kent's optimistic work was written during a time when the young denomination was growing and emboldened by a focus on missions and dispensational fundamentalism.
Some of the themes of the conference included a biblical critique of dispensational theology and repudiation of an exclusive theology of the land that marginalizes and disenfranchises the indigenous people.
This representation, however, is not entirely adequate in that the revelatory account is not strictly dispensational in its chronology.
For Walt and Mearsheimer 'the Lobby' includes the extensive power of millions of US 'Christian Zionists' for whom the ingathering of the Jews within the biblically, and therefore indisputably, God-given lands of 'greater' Israel (including biblical Samaria and Judea) is a dispensational precursor to the end of days when the Uber-cosmic deity will vacuum-clean all true Christians through to their ordained evangelical ecstasies.
These numbers reflect the widespread influence of dispensational theology, a worldview propagated most recently in Tim LaHaye's Left Behind books and movies.
It took over 20 years of research and writing to provide conclusive answers to the premillennial, dispensational debate," Ortiz says.
This, coupled with the Armageddon theology propagated by the Dispensational Pre-millennial Movement, which sees in the return of the Jews to the Holy Land a necessary precondition to the Parousia, or Second Coming of Christ, has taken deep root in the Fundamentalist Evangelical Protestant churches in America.
8) Within evangelicalism, dispensational theologians and/or those critical of a Calvinistic soteriology are especially critical of Christian Reconstruction.
Much of that criticism centered on the fundamentalist dispensational belief that we are living in the final times before Jesus Christ would return to earth and reassert God's control of human affairs.
Rosemead School of Psychology, which formed in the late 1960s, although more pietistic and dispensational in its initial years than I think Fuller ever was, nonetheless expressed integrative models in the first decade of the Journal of Psychology and Theology that were shaped by Reformed theological categories.