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Robert P. Lightner

Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Adjunct Professor in Theological Studies

Th.B., Baptist Bible Seminary, 1955; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1959; Th.D., 1964; M.L.A., Southern Methodist University, 1972.

Dr. Robert Lightner joined the Dallas Seminary faculty in 1968 after teaching for seven years at Baptist Bible College/Seminary in Johnson City, New York, and also teaches at the Seminary’s extension sites. A professor of all the doctrines of Systematic Theology, Dr. Lightner has authored twenty-four books, most of which are about these doctrines. Since the 1950s he has helped struggling churches and/or ones seeking a pastor by serving as interim pastor thirty-three times at twenty-four churches in Pennsylvania, New York, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. His overseas ministries include work in Venezuela, Peru, Paraguay, and London (Spurgeon’s Tabernacle).

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  • DM103 - The Applied Research Project
  • ST102 - Trinitarianism
  • ST103 - Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology
  • ST104 - Soteriology
  • ST105 - Sanctification and Ecclesiology
  • ST106 - Eschatology
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Books
Contributions
  1. "Review of 'From the Mind of God to the Mind of Man.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 632 (2001). 485-486.
  2. "Review of 'The Last Days According to Jesus.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 156 (1999). 242-243.
  3. "Review of 'The Sensate Culture: Western Civilization between Chaos and Transformation.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 156 (1999). 102-103.
  4. "Review of 'Immanuel: Jesus Christ, Cornerstone of Our Faith.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 156 (1999). 105-105.
  5. "Review of 'Possessed by God: a New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 375-375.
  6. "Review of 'The Heart of Christianity.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 231-231.
  7. "Review of 'The Undiscovered Country.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 231-231.
  8. "Review of 'Faith Alone: the Evangelical Doctrine of Justification.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 234-234.
  9. "Review of 'Hell on Trial: the Case for Eternal Punishment.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 236-236.
  10. "Review of 'Dispensationalism.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 112-112.
  11. "Review of 'Where Is Theology Going: Issues and Perspectives on the Future of Theology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 482-483.
  12. "Review of 'With Willful Intent: A Theology of Sin.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 485-486.
  13. "Review of 'Theology for the Community of God.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 232-233.
  14. "Review of 'The Eternal Sonship of Christ.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 106-107.
  15. "Review of 'The Work of Christ.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 493-493.
  16. "Review of 'Heaven on Earth: the Social and Political Agendas of Dominion Theology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 365-365.
  17. "Review of 'The People of God: Essays on the Believers' Church.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 235-235.
  18. "Review of 'Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 120-121.
  19. "Review of 'Christ the Lord: the Reformation and Lordship Salvation.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 121-121.
  20. "Review of 'Orthodoxy and Heresy: A Guide to Doctrinal Discernment.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 114-115.
  21. "Review of 'The Origins of Dispensationalism.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 497-498.
  22. "Review of 'Theonomy: A Reformed Critique.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 106-107.
  23. "Review of 'Christian Theology: An Eschatological Approach, V 2.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 492-493.
  24. "Review of 'An Ember Still Glowing: Humankind As the Image of God.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 496-496.
  25. "Review of 'The New Chosen People.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 496-497.
  26. "Review of 'Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 239-240.
  27. "Review of 'Biblical Ethics: An Introduction.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 240-240.
  28. "Review of 'What Christians Believe: A Biblical and Historical Summary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 123-123.
  29. "Review of 'The Nature and Character of God.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 373-374.
  30. "Review of 'Baptism: A Biblical Study.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 375-375.
  31. "Review of 'Safe in the World: The Assurance of Our Salvation.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 378-378.
  32. "Review of 'Saved in Eternity: The Assurance of Our Salvation.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 378-378.
  33. "Review of 'The Grace of God, the Will of Man: A Case for Arminianism.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 236-236.
  34. "Review of 'The Debate over Christian Reconstruction.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 113-114.
  35. "Review of 'Is My Bible the Inspired Word of God.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 459-459.
  36. "Review of 'The Ways of the Spirit: The Indwelling Holy Spirit and the Christian.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 460-460.
  37. "Review of 'Authority to Heal.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 461-461.
  38. "Review of 'The Cross of Jesus.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 346-346.
  39. "Review of 'Baptism: Its Purpose, Practice and Power.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 347-347.
  40. "Review of 'The Making and Unmaking of an Evangelical Mind: The Case of Edward Carnell.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 348-348.
  41. "Review of 'Knowing the Truth of God's Love: The One Thing We Can't Live Without.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 224-225.
  42. "Review of 'Chosen for Life: An Introductory Guide to the Doctrine of Divine Election.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 225-225.
  43. "Review of 'Knowing the Truth about the Resurrection.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 102-102.
  44. "Review of 'Twisting the Truth.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 102-102.
  45. "Review of 'The Handbook to Bible Study with a Guide to the Scofield Study System.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 106-106.
  46. "Review of 'Jesus in His Own Perspective: An Examination of His Sayings, Actions, and Eschatological Titles.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 112-113.
  47. "Review of 'Children of the Living God.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 115-115.
  48. "Review of 'Evangelical Perspectives: Toward a Biblical Balance.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 457-458.
  49. "Review of 'The Fatherhood of God.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 458-459.
  50. "Review of 'What the Bible Says about God the Redeemer.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 458-458.
  51. "Review of 'Authority and Interpretation: A Baptist Perspective.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 348-349.
  52. "Review of 'Election and Perseverance.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 349-349.
  53. "Review of 'Confronting Today's World: A Fundamentalist Looks at Social Issues.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 352-352.
  54. "Review of 'By His Grace and for His Glory: a Historical, Theological, and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 219-220.
  55. "Review of 'The Cross of Christ.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 220-221.
  56. "Review of 'Ministry and the Miraculous: A Case Study at Fuller Theological Seminary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 221-221.
  57. "Review of 'Understanding the Atonement for the Mission of the Church.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 106-107.
  58. "Review of 'The New Nature.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 466-466.
  59. "Review of 'The Sovereign Spirit: Discerning His Gifts.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 345-345.
  60. "Review of 'Three Keys to Spiritual Renewal.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 345-346.
  61. "Review of 'The Atonement of the Death of Christ: In Faith, Revelation, and History.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 110-110.
  62. "Theological Perspectives on Theonomy, Pt 3 : A Dispensational Response to Theonomy." Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 228-245.
  63. "Review of 'God's Foreknowledge and Man's Free Will.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 275-275.
  64. "Review of 'Heaven and Hell: A Biblical and Theological Overview.'" Eternity 37, no. 7-8 (1986). 42-43.
  65. "A Plea to Fellow Fundamentalists." Fundamentalist Journal 5, no. 6 (1986). 14-15.
  66. "Theological Perspectives on Theonomy, Pt 2 : Nondispensational Responses to Theonomy." Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 134-145.
  67. "Review of 'Paradise Restored: An Eschatology of Dominion.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 173-174.
  68. "Theological Perspectives on Theonomy, Pt 1 : Theonomy and Dispensationalism." Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 26-36.
  69. "Review of 'The Empty Cross of Jesus.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 80-80.
  70. "Review of 'Fundamentalism Today: What Makes It So Attractive?.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 274-274.
  71. "A Biblical Perspective on False Doctrine." Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 16-22.
  72. "The Written Word and the Living Word." Fundamentalist Journal 2, no. 5 (1983). 32-33.
  73. "Review of 'The Unbelievable Pre-Trib Origin: The Recent Discovery of a Well-Known Theory's Beginning - And Its Incredible Cover-Up!.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 131 (1974). 365-366.
  74. "Review of 'Demons in the World Today.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 129 (1972). 264-264.
  75. "Review of 'Salvation.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 128 (1971). 368-369.
  76. "Review of 'The Holy Spirit.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 128 (1971). 155-155.
  77. "Review of 'All One Body We.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 128 (1971). 159-160.
  78. "Review of 'Decide for Yourself: A Theological Workbook.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 128 (1971). 73-74.
  79. "Review of 'Are These the Last Days.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 127 (1970). 262-262.
  80. "Review of 'The End Times.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 127 (1970). 170-170.
  81. "Review of 'The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 127 (1970). 183-183.
  82. "The Savior's Sufferings in Life." Bibliotheca Sacra 127 (1970). 26-37.
  83. "Review of 'Does Inspiration Demand Inerrancy.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 126 (1969). 75-76.
  84. "Review of 'The Doctrine and Administration of the Church.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 126 (1969). 78-79.

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  • Ecclesiology
  • Eschatology
  • Church leadership

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