A theological movement popular among conservative, evangelicalComes from the Greek term, evangelion, and means good news or the Gospel. This term was use in the 16th century to refer to Protestants and is still u... more Christians in the 19th and 20th centuries that divides history into a series of time periods called dispensations in which God dispenses a different covenant or relates to his people in a different way. This interpretation of scripture emphasizes the imminent second coming of ChristDerived from a Greek term meaning anointed and is equivalent to the word “messiah” from Hebrew roots. The anointing references the act of installi... more to usher in a millennial period of peace. (A.D. 1832) John Nelson Darby(A.D. 1800–1882) John Nelson Darby was an Irish Bible teacher who featured prominently in conservative evangelical movements in Ireland. He is consi... more, an important member the Plymouth Brethren, begins teaching Dispensationalist theology.