World-famous apologist Norman Geisler offers a new edition of his bestselling apologetics text, which has sold consistently for over thirty years (over 125,000 copies sold). This edition has been updated throughout and includes three new chapters. It offers readers a systematic approach that presents both the reasons and the methods for defending the claims of Christianity. Topics covered include deism, theism, Christ's authority, and the inspiration of the Bible.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Norman L. Geisler (1932-2019) taught at top evangelical colleges and seminaries for over fifty years and was distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He wrote nearly eighty books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, Christian Ethics, and Systematic Theology.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Methodology
8. Formulating an Adequate Test for Truth
Part 2: Theistic Apologetics
10. Finite Godism
Part 3: Christian Apologetics
16. Naturalism and the Supernatural
17. Objectivism and History
18. The Historical Reliability of the New Testament
19. The Claim for the Deity and Authority of Jesus Christ
20. The Evidence for the Deity and Authority of Jesus Christ
21. The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a curious layman, not a theologian. I was looking for apologetics used by the New Testament Patriarchs that brought down Rome when I bumped into this Title. It takes up where my college Ethics, Sociology, etc. left off. Considers most all of the classical arguments of logic, then provides the most cogent arguments for Creative Deity and Christ's supremacy that I have encountered. Author brings in the arguments of the more liberal minded thinkers that most conservative theologians discard out of hand. Definitely a text book, not for the casual read, but if one is serious about their faith, they can hardly do better.
I found a copy of the first edition of this book in a thrift shop shortly after I became a Christian, and it has helped me immensely to understand the underlying logic of many worldviews I needed to consider if I was to be intellectually honest about my new faith. Certain parts of the book are a heavy read, but well reasoned. An extremely useful book for someone seriously considering the Christian worldview from an intellectual standpoint.
Very poor understanding of Van Til.