Dr. Elliott Johnson, BS, Northwestern University, 1959; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1964; ThD, 1968, is Senior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theologial Seminary, the founder of the Asian Theological Seminary, and author of Expository Hermeneutics: An Introduction. Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country's most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith. The first African-American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), he served as an associate professor in DTS' Pastoral Ministries Department in the areas of evangelism, homiletics and black church studies. He continues to serve DTS on the Board of Incorporate Members. Dr. Evans holds the rare honor of serving as chaplain for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks over the last three decades, the longest standing NBA chaplaincy on record. He is also the former chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys. Dr. Evans serves as pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX. Grant Hawley serves as pastor of Bold Grace Fellowship and director of Bold Grace Ministries. He also serves on the executive council of the Free Grace Alliance and on the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics.
In a day of theologies that are sometimes profound but seldom genuinely helpful to the church, Professor Elliott Johnson has written a Dispensational Biblical theology that is heavy with insight for the scholar yet readable enough to provide understanding and blessing to the church member. Cast as a Dispensational Biblical theology, Johnson pays close attention to eschatology--another feature that is too often missing from systematic theologies. This theology, however, understands that without the eschaton other theological doctrines never reach their fulfillment. A thorough grasp of the doctrine of the return of the Lord has informed this volume on theology, which every pastor ought to read.
President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Many detractors of Dispensationalism insist that this view foists a preconceived theological system onto the Biblical text. Elliott Johnson's A Dispensational Biblical Theology shows, in a detailed way, the error of such thinking. While every Dispensationalist will not agree with everything in the work, Johnson deftly shows the strong dedication of Dispensationalism to progressive revelation as given in the Biblical text. Themes are developed in such a way that the inductive Bible study inherent in Dispensationalism is easy to see. In this way, Johnson more fully develops the Dispensational approach of Charles Ryrie that is common to most traditional Dispensationalists.
Dr. Mike Stallard
Bible Baptist Seminary