Item description for Systematic Theology V1: Introduction/Bible (Systematic Theology #1) by Norman L. Geisler & Norman Geisler...
Overview This stand-alone, in-depth reference work is the culmination of the author's 30-plus years of study and research. In the introduction portion of this two-part book, Geisler examines the realities of the Christian faith, including the existence of God, the reality of truth, the nature of revelation, and guidelines for interpretation. Part two presents the origin of Scripture, its inspiration, inerrancy, and much more. (July)
Publishers Description This stand-alone, in-depth reference work is the culmination of the author's thirty-plus years of study, teaching, and research. The extensive Part One, Introduction--or preconditions--sets this work apart from other systematic theologies available today. Here Geisler examines the realities of the Christian faith including the existence of God, inescapability of truth, the nature of revelation, and guidelines for interpretation. Part Two, Bible, presents the origin of the Scripture, its inspiration, inerrancy, and much more.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 6.36" Height: 2.03" Weight: 2.52 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Systematic Theology
Series Number 1
ISBN 0764225510 ISBN13 9780764225512
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More About Norman L. Geisler & Norman Geisler
Dr. Norman Geisler, PhD, is a prolific author, veteran professor, speaker, lecturer, traveler, philosopher, apologist, evangelist, and theologian. To those who ask, "Who is Norm Geisler?" some have suggested, "Well, imagine a cross between Thomas Aquinas and Billy Graham and you're not too far off."
Norm has authored/coauthored over 80 books and hundreds of articles. He has taught theology, philosophy, and apologetics on the college or graduate level for over 50 years. He has served as a professor at some of the finest Seminaries in the United States, including Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Dallas Seminary, and Southern Evangelical Seminary. He now lends his talents to Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California, as the Distinguished Professor of Apologetics.
Norman has been married for 57 years (as of 2013) to wife Barbara Jean, graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College (Taylor University)
Dr. and Mrs. Geisler have six children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren
SPANISH BIO: Norman Geisler (PhD, Loyola University) es presidente del Seminario Evangelico del Sur y autor de mas de cincuenta libros, entre los que se destacan Decide For Yourself, Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics y When Skeptics Ask. Fue tambien coeditor de Is Your Church Ready? Un libro asociado a Quien creo a Dios?
Norman L. Geisler currently resides in Weddington, in the state of North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Systematic Theology V1: Introduction/Bible?
A Most Excellent Introductory Volume Feb 13, 2007
Norm Geisler's Systematic Theology (Volumes 1-4) is something every Christian thinker should own. Within each volume, Geisler presents to the reader many various viewpoints on different philosophical and theological issues. In Systematic Theology Volume 1, part 1, Geisler lays the philosophical groundwork for doing Systematic Theology. In part 2 of this exhaustive masterpiece, Geisler defends the belief that the Bible is the inerrent, infallible Word of God and goes on to defend the historicity of the Bible. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Christian theology.
Dr. Geisler's culminating work is a grand spectacle. Jul 9, 2005
Dr. Geisler's four-volume systematic theology treatment needs to be studied by any serious student of Christian theology, because he emphasizes a logical approach and recognizes the importance of apologetics when doing any part of theology OR philosophy from a Christian standpoint. I certainly won't brag that I've made my way through all three of the presently available volumes, but as far as I HAVE gotten, I have been blessed, taught, motivated, and enlightened. Even those who find themselves at odds with Dr. Geisler's points-of-view on certain topics will appreciate the way he presents opposing and alternative ideas and deals with the differences, instead of assuming his to be givens.
Highly recommended and profoundly enjoyable.
Blessings and Brain Cramps May 20, 2005
First of all, I love this book! I've now bought volumes two and three, and am eagerly awaiting the release of volume four. I can only recommend this book to those who are serious about Christian Theology, and learning the logic, history, and science behind it. Dr. Geisler strips everything bare and systematically (pun intended) lays out the foundations necessary to make a logical discourse in theology possible. After the preconditions (the first 12 chapters of the book), he goes into an extensive exposition on the Bible.
This book is a valuable tool in gaining a greater understanding and appreciation of the Bible. For the most part, it is right on the money. I found only one weak part in the book. In Chapter 25 "The Historicity of the Old Testament", he goes into a weak discourse on certain "gaps" in genealogies. He mostly does this to accomodate current scientific theories on the age of the earth, but his support and referrances are not adequately supported. This only accounts for one page out of 589. The other 588 seemed very well thought out and extremely thorough and knowledgable. 4.998 stars!!!
Starts at ground zero and builds brick by brick Feb 5, 2005
This is the first systematic theology book i have ever read. I have read a few of Dr. Gieslers articles prior to this book.
I found this book to very exteremely through. There are no assumptions made and thus it starts in the begining. The Prolegomena (preconditions) covered every debating ground i could think of and some i didnt think of. To say the least to me it appears Dr. Giesler took every type of argument made to the "preconditions" and expanded on each one in great detail. I believe Dr Giesler did not build any "straw-man" arguments. He represented aposing views very very well and critqued them as fit. Dr. Giesler did a great job of putting all the evidence out there and allows you to draw your own conclusion but he is clear on where he stands and why. I found the book to be very well written, organized, and referenced. The material demands some heavy thinking but is still written in a very clear manner.
I am so impressed with this volume (1) that i now plan to read his following 3 volumes. I would recommend this to anyone who is learning what they believe, why they believe it, and how to think.
Very thorough, easy to understand May 19, 2003
Having sampled quite a range of Christian apologetics and theology works, I think I can say safely say Norman Geisler is a crucial addition to any thinking Christian's library.
At a time when liberal scholarship is adrift in a sea of desperation, the cool, calm analysis and breadth of knowledge of Geisler is an asset to a faith in need of revitalisation and energising.
Like Todd Vick, I think Geisler is at his best on issues like inerrancy and inspiration, but his thorough background treatise on the varying paths of liberal and fundamental thought is just as vital to understanding where Christianity has been and where it's going.
Systematic Theology is highly recommended as a solid grounding for evangelicals. I'm looking forward to the next installment.