Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby (Studies in Evangelical History and Thought)
By locating Christian Zionism firmly within the Evangelical tradition, Paul Wilkinson takes issue with those who have portrayed it as a “totally unbiblical menace” and as the “roadmap to Armageddon” Charting in detail its origins and historical development, he argues that Christian Zionism lays the biblical foundation for Israel’s restoration and the return of Christ. No one has contributed more to this cause than its leading architect and patron, John Nelson Darby, an “uncompromising champion for Christ’s glory and God’s truth”
This groundbreaking book challenges decades of misrepresentation and scholarship, exploding the myth that Darby stole the doctrine of the pre-tribulation Rapture from his contemporaries. By revealing the man and his message, Paul Wilkinson vindicates Darby and spotlights the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ as the centerpiece of his theology.