Philip Mauro (1859-1952) stands out as one of the most captivating Christian writers of the Twentieth Century. For many years, he was a patent lawyer who argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, and he earned international recognition due to his successful handling of the French Artillery case against the U.S. Government, the Westinghouse Air Brake case, and other prominent cases. In 1903, at the height of his professional career, Mauro was converted to Christianity, and from that time forward, his chief occupation was the study of Scripture and the application of his keen intellect to biblical subjects. Initially embracing the Dispensational views propagated by the popular Scofield Reference Bible in his early years as a Christian, Mauro wrote several books and pamphlets from that perspective until coming to the conclusion that the system was grossly erroneous, and even heretical in its basic presuppositions. Although the more blatant errors of classic Scofieldism were downplayed by later writers, enough of the original system's influence remains in the Dispensationalism of today to warrant continued study of Mauro's meticulous rebuttals. His other works include The Hope of Israel, The Gospel of the Kingdom, Evolution at the Bar, and his massive commentary on the Book of Revelation entitled, Things Which Must Soon Come to Pass.