Dr J Dwight Pentecost

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Dwight Pentecost

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Dr Pentecost died in April 2014, aged 99.  He was an academic and taught for over 60 years, publishing many excellent books.  He was the Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.  The greatest advantage of his books is that he tackles huge subjects and themes and produces an orderly, logical and comprehensive account.  Basically, you can benefit from his vast scholarship and the decades that he has spent assembling these works. Though his books are long, they are easily readable, even by a novice, because he had such a clear writing style.  You really need to get hold of his material which is mostly published by Zondervan. 

Information from Wikipedia about J Dwight Pentecost

J. Dwight Pentecost (born April 24, 1915) is a Christian theologian best known for his book Things to Come.

He currently is Distinguished Professor of Bible Exposition, Emeritus, at Dallas Theological Seminary, one of only two so honored. He holds a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College, Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary. During his academic career he has taught biblical subjects for nearly half a century (Philadelphia College of Bible, 1948-55; Dallas Theological Seminary, 1955-present). His nearly twenty books are written mostly for the general Christian reader. His pastoral career has continued through this period.

He was ordained at Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania (Presbyterian Church) in 1941

He was Pastor at the same Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania (Presbyterian Church) from 1941 to 1946

Then he became Pastor at Devon, Pennsylvania (Saint John’s Presbyterian Church) from 1946 to 1951

After that he was Pastor at Dallas, Texas (Grace Bible Church) from 1958 to 1976

He travels worldwide speaking on his specialist subjects.

A Festschrift, Essays in Honor of J. Dwight Pentecost, has been written. Edited by Stanley D. Toussaint and Charles H. Dyer. Published by Moody Press in January 1986, ISBN 0-8024-2381-7

Pentecost is possibly best known for his published writings, which are predominantly focused on issues of Christian living and the eschatological scriptures.

Pentecost takes a Premillennial and Pretribulational view of the unfulfilled prophetic passages of the apocalyptic biblical literature. He takes a Dispensationalist position, however, and his Things to Come (1958) is characterized by a comprehensive review of almost every view on the biblical prophetic subject matter that has any form of prominence.


Things to Come, Zondervan, 1958 ISBN 0-310-30890-9
Prophecy for Today : God’s Purpose and Plan for Our Future, Zondervan, 1961 ISBN 0-929239-11-3
Will Man Survive?
The Parables of the Kingdom
Pattern for Maturity (since retitled Designed to Be Like Him)
The Joy of Intimacy with God : A Bible Study Guide to 1 John, Discovery House
Faith That Endures : A Practical Commentary on the Book of Hebrews, 2000 rev. ed.
The Divine Comforter : The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, Kregel, 1963 ISBN 0-8254-3456-4
Designed to be Like Him : Understanding God’s Plan for Fellowship, Conduct, Conflict, and Maturity, 1966
Your Adversary, the Devil, 1969
Life’s Problems-God’s Solutions : Answers to 15 of Life’s most Perplexing Problems, 1971
The Joy of Living : Study of Philippians, Kregel 1973 ISBN 0-310-30871-2
Design for Living : Lessons on Holiness from the Sermon on the Mount, Kregel, 1975 ISBN 0-8254-3457-2
The Sermon on the Mount : Contemporary Insights for a Christian Lifestyle, Multnomah Press, Portland, 1980
The Words and Works of Jesus Christ : A Study of the Life of Christ, Zondervan, 1981 ISBN 0-310-30940-9
A Harmony of the Words & Works of Jesus Christ, Zondervan, 1981 ISBN 0-310-30951-4
The Parables of Jesus : Lessons in Life from the Master Teacher, 1982
Thy Kingdom Come : Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenant Promises Throughout History, Kregel, 1995 ISBN 0-8254-3450-5
Things Which become Sound Doctrine : Doctrinal Studies of Fourteen Crucial Words of Faith, Kregel, 1996 ISBN 0-8254-3452-1
Design for Discipleship : Discovering God’s Blueprint for the Christian Life, Kregel, 1996 ISBN 0-8254-3451-3
New Wine: A Study of Transition in the Book of Acts.Kregel, 2010 ISBN 0-8254-3597-8