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The Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby (47 vols.)

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Considered by many to be the "father of dispensationalism," John Nelson Darby's distinctive premillennial teachings and systematized notion of the secret rapture has had a lasting impact on eschatology. Educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Dublin, Darby first entered his professional life as a lawyer, but found that career to be in conflict with his religious beliefs. Soon after, he was ordained as a deacon, and then a priest. After several years of ministering in the Church of England, Darby joined a multi-denominational group of dissenters and was one of the founding members of the Plymouth Brethren. He would spend the rest of his life traveling extensively and teaching his unique perspective of the Bible, establishing his reputation as a leading interpreter of biblical prophecy.

The Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby (47 vols.) brings together John Nelson Darby's massive output of writings: essays, articles, sermons, tracts, translations, and more. Darby's longtime friend and editor, William Kelly, systematically arranged Darby's works into eight distinct categories:

  • Apologetic Writings
  • Doctrinal Writings
  • Ecclesiastical Writings
  • Evangelical Writings
  • Expository Writings
  • Practical Writings
  • Prophetic Writings
  • Miscellaneous Writings

Plus, this collection contains three volumes of his personal correspondence, a volume of hymns authored by Darby, Andrew Miller's book covering the origins of the Brethren movement, and more!

John Nelson Darby's Synopsis of the Books of the Bible (5 vols.) have been wildly popular with Logos users, and now you can enjoy the Logos edition of the Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby (47 vols.) With the Logos Bible Software edition, all Scripture passages in the Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby (47 vols.) are tagged and appear on mouse-over. The entire collection integrates seamlessly with every other book in your library, making these resources more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “prophecy,” or “Isaiah.”

Key Features

  • Key works on dispensationalism
  • Over 15,000 pages of essays, articles, sermons, tracts, translations, and more
  • Advanced search tools to navigate this massive collection quickly and easily
  • All Scripture references linked directly to original language texts and English Bible translations

Praise for the Print Edition

Darby left a lasting legacy for us today.

Conservative Theological Journal

To see classical dispensationalist theology at its best, one must read Darby. . . .

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Darby was a brilliant man. . . .

Moody Handbook of Theology

Product Details

  • Title: The Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby
  • Volumes: 47
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About John Darby

Born in London in 1801, John Darby attended Westminster School and Trinity College, where he graduated in 1819. Darby became a lawyer, but practiced law for only one year, since he felt the nature of his profession was incompatible with his religious beliefs. He was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England in 1825, and became a priest in 1826.

As a priest, Darby became quickly disenchanted by what he perceived as the empty ritual and corrupt bureaucracy prevalent in the Church of England. He resisted the necessity of clergy, asserting that their role contradicted New Testament teaching, and claimed that the presence of clergy implicitly denied that the Holy Spirit speaks to laypersons. He gathered with other like-minded dissidents to form the movement which later became known as the Plymouth Brethren, and he formally left the Church of England in 1832.

A New Perspective

Darby’s ecclesiological pessimism gave way to a new perspective on scripture, which later became known as dispensationalism. In Darby’s view, the scope of history is divided into seven separate dispensations, each comprising a new stage of God’s revelation. Darby advanced the following dispensationalist scheme:

  1. Eden to the Flood
  2. Noah
  3. Abraham
  4. Israel
    • Under the law
    • Under the priesthood
    • Under the kings
  5. Gentiles
  6. The Spirit
  7. The Millennium

Since the church finds itself in the sixth dispensation, Darby used a literal interpretation of apocalyptic literature to predict the events of the seventh dispensation. In doing so, he systematized the notion of the secret rapture and developed an extensive pre-millennial eschatology, in which historical events can be used to predict the advent of the Millennium—the seventh dispensation.

Impact and Legacy

Later in his lifetime, Darby traveled extensively. He delivered a series of lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1837, and made seven visits to the United States and Canada, where he influenced individuals such as Dwight Moody and A.J. Gordon and initiated the Bible conference movement. Darby’s influence is also found in the writings of C.I. Scofield, Charles Henry Mackintosh, and William E. Blackstone, whose writings contributed to the rise of fundamentalism in America during the early twentieth century. More recently, Darby’s impact can be felt in books by Hal Lindsay, Tim LaHaye, and Jerry Jenkins.


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  1. Patrick Jackson
    This has got to get published! Would be the absolute best resource on Logos!
  2. Patrick Jackson

    Patrick Jackson


    This product is gathering interest! This is a must publication for Logos! I also believe Logos should publish a collection of Plymouth Brethren writings such as William Kelly, CA Coates, CH Mackintosh, JB Stoney, etc. If they did this it would be an incredible resource, a mine of treasure that has not been tapped into yet. A good start though is getting Darby's Works published here enhanced for Logos!
  3. Daniel Andujar
    Faithlife finally converted Darby's collection into a pre-pub, all we need to do is promote it. Many customers missed out on the community pricing of $90.00 USC; however, this collection is still worth it especially with the Logos technology. I hope that more order this wonderful publication.
  4. Patrick Jackson
    This will be one of the most significant and impactful products if it is ever finished!
  5. Andy Anderson
    I placed my bid on 12/25/22 - Yes Christmas Day. "Darby’s impact can be felt in books by Hal Lindsay, Tim LaHaye, and Jerry Jenkins." I would also add John Walvoord, Charles Ryrie, Dwight Pentecost, and also add Charles Swindoll, and David Jeremiah.
  6. Michael Quintal

    Michael Quintal


    I believe John Darby’s works a very important and would be a great addition to Logos.
  7. Daniel Andujar

    Daniel Andujar


    John Darby's tremendous writing collection is a must for those interested in researching the Rapture's eschatological interpretation and its beginning history in Ireland and England or his Christian theology. Many of the books in this collection are freely available on the Internet as a public domain at these two websites: Bible Truth Publishers and the Plymouth Brethren. You can search for the books, read what you are interested in and decide if you want to bid. Using this collection with the powerful research tools of Logos software will allow students to access all the books with incredible speed in combination will all your libraries. I recommend it because I have some of Darby's writings through Logos.com.
  8. Patrick Jackson

    Patrick Jackson


  9. Patrick Jackson
    People have to increase their bids if this will ever get done.
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    언제 구매를 할 수 있는 것인지요? $90에 입찰을 했습니다.^^


Collection value: $459.54
Save $259.55 (56%)

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