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Dr. Norman L. Geisler is a scholar, contributor to the field of Christian apologetics, and the author or coauthor of some sixty books defending the Christian faith. He is conservative in theology and signed the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. He has written many articles for scholarly journals as well as popular magazines. He is also known for his speaking ministry which hs spanned all 50 states and several other countries, public debates, and frequent radio and television guest appearances. Christian Apologetics is the field of study concerned with the systematic defense (apologetics) of Christianity. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life, teachings, and actions of Jesus as recounted in the New Testament. ... Link title 1978 (MCMLXXVIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, formulated in 1978, is a Christian interdenominational statement designed to defend the position of Biblical inerrancy against the trend toward liberal and neo-orthodox conceptions of Scripture. ...

Dr. Geisler has held university teaching positions for over forty years. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Wheaton College, a Th.B. from William Tyndale College and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University. He presently serves as CEO of Southern Evangelical Seminary. Wheaton College is the name of two colleges in the United States: Wheaton College, Illinois Wheaton College, Massachusetts External Links Wheaton College (Illinois) Wheaton College (Massachusetts) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... William Tyndale College is the name of a nondenominational Christian college that used to be located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. ... Several historic and current educational institutions are named in honor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. ...



Books authored or co-authored:

  • General Introduction to the Bible (Moody Press, 1968; revised and expanded, 1986);
  • Ethics: Alternatives and Issues (Zondervan, 1971);
  • The Christian Ethic of Love (Zondervan, 1973);
  • Philosophy of Religion (Zondervan, 1974; revised 1988);
  • From God to Us (Moody Press, 1974);
  • To Understand the Bible--Look for Jesus (Moody Press, 1975);
  • Christian Apologetics (Baker Book House, 1976);
  • A Popular Survey of the Old Testament (Baker Book House, 1977);
  • The Roots of Evil (Zondervan, 1978);
  • Inerrancy (Zondervan, 1979);
  • Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective (Baker, 1980);
  • Options in Contemporary Christian Ethics (Baker Book House, 1981);
  • Biblical Errancy: Its Philosophical Roots (Zondervan, 1981);
  • Decide for Yourself: How History Views the Bible (Zondervan, 1982):
  • The Creator in the Courtroom--Scopes II (co-author, Baker, 1982);
  • What Augustine Says (Baker Book House, 1982);
  • Is Man the Measure? (Baker Book House, 1983);
  • Cosmos: Carl Sagan's Religion for the Scientific Mind (Quest Publications, 1983);
  • Religion of the Force (Quest, 1983);
  • To Drink or Not to Drink: A Sober Look at the Problem (Quest, 1984);
  • Perspectives: Understanding and Evaluating Today's World Views (Here's Life Publications, 1984);
  • Video Series: Christianity Under Attack, in 6 parts (Quest, 1985); also in book: Christianity Under Attack (Quest, 1985);
  • False Gods of Our Time (Harvest House, 1985);
  • Reincarnation Sensation (Tyndale, 1986);
  • Origin Science (Baker, 1987);
  • Signs and Wonders (Tyndale, 1988);
  • World's Apart (Baker 1989);
  • Knowing The Truth About Creation (Servant, 1989);
  • The Infiltration of the New Age (Tyndale, 1989);
  • The Battle for the Resurrection (Thomas Nelson, 1989);
  • Apologetics in the New Age (Baker, 1990);
  • Come Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking (Baker, 1990);
  • Gambling: A Bad Bet (Fleming H. Revell, 1990);
  • The Life and Death Debate (Greenwood, 1990);
  • In Defense of the Resurrection (Quest, 1991);
  • Thomas Aquinas: An Evangelical Appraisal (1991);
  • Matters of Life and Death: Calm Answers to Tough Questions about Abortion and Euthanasia (Baker, 1991);
  • Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles (Baker, 1991);
  • When Critics Ask: A Handbook on Bible Difficulties (Victor, 1992);
  • Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles (Baker, 1992);
  • Answering Islam (Baker, 1993);
  • Roman Catholics and Evangelicals (1995);
  • Love Is Always Right (Word, 1996);
  • Creating God in the Image of Man? (Bethany House, 1997);
  • When Cultists Ask (Baker, 1997);
  • The Counterfeit Gospel of Mormonism (Harvest House, 1998);
  • Legislating Morality (Bethany House, 1998);
  • Baker’s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker, 1999);
  • Chosen But Free (Bethany, 1999);
  • Unshakable Foundations (Bethany, 2001);
  • Why I Am a Christian (Baker, 2001);
  • Battle for God (Kregel, 2001);
  • Living Loud: Defending Your Faith (Broadman & Holman, 2002);
  • Systematic Theology, Vol. 1 (Bethany, 2002); Vol. 2 (Bethany, 2003); Vol. 3 (Bethany, 2004); Vol. 4 (Bethany, 2005);
  • I Don't Have Enought Faith to Be an Atheist (Crossway, 2004);
  • Is Your Church Ready? (Zondervan, 2003);
  • Who Made God? (Zondervan, 2003);
  • Bringing Your Faith To Work (Baker, 2005);
  • Correcting The Cults (Baker, 2005).


  • “Can the Existence of God Be Proven?” with Professor Milton Rosenberg at College of Lake County (1973);
  • “Sexual Morality: Relative or Absolute?” with Professor Kenneth Simonson at College of Lake County (1973);
  • “Is Christianity Credible?” with Dr. Michael Scriven at University of Calgary (1974);
  • “Is Humanistic Ethics Superior to Biblical Christianity?” with Dr. Joseph E. Barnhart at North Texas State University (January 24, 1974);
  • “Can the Existence of God Be Proven?” with Dr. Jonathan Saville (Spring 1976) at University of California, San Diego;
  • debate on “The Existence of God,” Southern Methodist University (March, 1977);
  • “Is Christianity Credible?” with John Riteris at IUPU, Indianapolis (November 2, 1977);
  • “The Reasonableness of God’s Existence” with Dr. William Wisdom, Temple University (November 8, 1979);
  • “Does God Exist?” with Dr. Wisdom, Temple University (February, 1980);
  • “Christianity vs. Humanism” with Dr. K. Kolenda, Rice University (March 14, 1980);
  • “Inerrancy of Scripture” with Dr. Norman Beck (January, 1981);
  • “Does God Exist?” with Dr. William De Vries, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts (April 8, 1981);
  • “The Inerrancy of Scripture” with Dr. Thor Hall, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga;
  • “Creation/Evolution” with Dr. Claud Rupert (January 10, 1982, NBC-TV);
  • “Creation vs. Evolution” with Dr. Paul Edwards (May 1983);
  • “Should Creationism be Taught (as science) in the Public School? with Fred Edwards and Steve Schafersman (May 6, 1983);
  • “Does God Exist?” with Harry Benswanger (April 9, 1984);
  • “Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” a TV debate with Rabbi Kushner (1984);
  • “Should Creation be Taught in Public Schools?” with Philip Kitcher (November 8, 1985);
  • “Should Roe vs. Wade (Abortion) Decision Be Reversed?” with Charlotte Taft (January 17, 1986);
  • “Christianity vs. Secular Humanism” with Dr. Paul Kurtz (1986), author of Humanist Manifesto II;
  • “Is Christianity Rational” with Harvey Siegel (1987);
  • “Process Theism vs. Classical Theism” with John Cobb (April, 1988);
  • “Should Creation be Taught in the Public Schools” with ACLU attorney Crawford (March 5, 1991);
  • “Did Jesus Rise from the Dead” with Farrel Til (March, 1994).

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See also

Systematic theology Systematic theology is the study of Christian theology organized thematically (as opposed to historically, as in Historical Theology or Biblical Theology - according to some uses of the latter term). ...

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