Ironside of the Novelty of Dispensationalism

Harry Ironside, long-time dispensational pastor of Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, wrote, 

“until brought to the fore through the writings and preaching and teaching of a distinguished ex-clergyman, Mr. J.N. Darby, in the early part of the last century, it is scarcely to be found in a single book or sermon through a period of sixteen hundred years! If any doubt, let the search, as the writer has in a measure done, the remarks of the so-called Fathers, bor pre- and post-Nicene; the theological treatises of the scholastic divines; Roman Catholic writers of all shades of thought; the literature of the Reformation; the sermons and expositions of the Puritans; the general theological works of the day.”[1]

[1] Harry A. Ironside, The Mysteries of God (New York: Loizeaux Brothers, 1908), 50-51 quoted in Fuller, Gospel and Law, 13.