Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics

by Norman L. Geisler

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801048548
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2013
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 783,107
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
1. Agnosticism
2. Rationalism
3. Fideism
4. Experientialism
5. Evidentialism
6. Pragmatism
7. Combinationalism
8. Formulating an Adequate Test for Truth
Part 2: Theistic Apologetics
9. Deism
10. Finite Godism
11. Pantheism
12. Panentheism
13. Polytheism
14. Atheism
15. Theism
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

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Christian Apologetics 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
ianclary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very poor understanding of Van Til.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago