Item description for Systematic Theology V2: God/Creation (Systematic Theology #2) by Norman L. Geisler...
Overview Volume two in this major work begins with an examination of the realities of God's existence and His nature. It also covers creation, looking into the biblical understanding of God's work, and finishes with Christology, the study of Christ and his work.
Publishers Description The culmination of the author's decades of study, teaching, and research, this second volume in the Systematic Theology series begins with an examination of the realities of the existence of God and His nature, focusing on His attributes. The next section, Creation, studies the biblical understanding of God's work--past, present, and future--and explains the scientific views associated with the origin of all things.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Systematic Theology
Series Number 2
ISBN 0764225529 ISBN13 9780764225529
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More About Norman L. 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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Systematic Theology V2: God/Creation?
excellant theology Dec 5, 2006
I bought this book for a Theology I class. The book is the best I have ever read on the subject. Although at first the concepts were challanging and took some deep thought to grasp. With each chapter the concepts bacame clearer and clearer. Geisler does a wonderful job of keeping it simple and to the point while he expains deep and complicated issues.
Excellent for referance. Tedious to read through... Mar 11, 2006
I have been reading Volume 2 off and on for close to a year. I haven't gotten thorough Part One yet. Where Volume One was able to keep my interest enough to read it through in a couple months, Volume 2 becomes a bit monotonous. You would think that learing about God and Creation would be more exciting than Volume One's "Introduction and Bible" topics. Not so in this case... 3.5 stars. By God's grace, I rounded it up to 4 (Although my flesh wanted to knock it down to 3 at times...).
In this second volume, the Dr. goes more in depth on his support for the Gap Theory, and possible long periods of time for the days of Genesis. Again, this is the only thing about Dr. Geisler's theology that turns me off. No matter how hard I try, I cannot find adequate Scriptural support for these views, apart from accomodating current scientific hypotheses into God's Word. I don't rule out the Gap Theory, I just don't see enough Scriptural support to accept it. At best, it interrupts the flow of Scripture. On this point, I think Dr. Geisler is more of an Apologist than a Theologian...
This volume does contain a lot of very useful information, and I do recommend it, but only as a referance book. I own all 4 Volumes of Dr. Geisler's Systematic Theology. I have found Volumes 3 & 4 to be very helpful referances as well. For a more readable book on Theology, I HIGHLY recommend Charles Ryrie's "Basic Theology".
Geisler Systematic Theology Oct 29, 2005
Dr. Geisler is a prolific writer in the Evangelical tradition. This tradition presumes Biblical inerrancy, and the fundamentals and distinctives of Calvinism. Within this tradition, this is certainly the most comprehensive and creditable exposition of Evangelical systematic theology presently available in print. It assumes nothing, builds from Volume One to the end in Volume Four. Dr. Geisler provides in depth historical backgrounds for each of the topics he discusses and critiques each of the historical positions from an evangelical perspective. Even without holding all of the positions posited, these book are good expositions of most of the conflicting theories in the fields of systematics. Volume Two is in two parts. The first part is an in depth exposition of the attributes of God and concludes with a chapter addressing the response expected from the believer to those attributes treated as a practical matter: how, for example, the believer will respond to God's beauty, or His impassibility. The second part concerns with the now controversial subject of creation. There are, Dr. Geisler thinks, three schools of thought about creation: materialistic, those who hold the cosmos was created from preexistent matter (ex materia), held largely by those without a belief in God, theist --positing the creation of the world by God from nothing (ex nihilo), and pantheistic, who hold that creation came from God (ex Deo). These alternative explanations of our cosmology are dealt with and the consequences for belief in any of the theories, is set out in about 450 pages. The question of evolution vs theology is the subject of an Appendix so that that discussion does not take over the more basic approaches to creation. There are extensive quotes from the most important voices in the fields under discussion, and in those fields where I have a marginal competence, the quotations seem to set forth the author's view rather than being redacted by Dr. Geisler to permit him to deal with strawmen. In the whole four volume set, each chapter contains its own Sources list, and the references are to that shorter list. There is a full bibliography at the end of each volume, a comprehensive table of Scriptural citations and a good index. The Table of Contents is cryptic, the index exhaustive. Each volume also contains Appendices of varying lengths to discuss matters that are tangential to the discussion in the main volume, or that are covered in several places in the set (for example Christology is covered in Volume Two as a part of the discussion of God, but it is also covered in soteriology in Volume 3 and in eschatoology in volume 4. This book is not a baby version of seminary. It permits study in the depth you wish to give a subject. I recommend it for students of systematic theology, to Sunday school teachers (I use the section on exchatology in part of a twelve week discussion of the Olivet discourse and Revelation concerning Jesus' teaching on the last days, for example), and to serious seekers of knowledge. If you look for an in depth discussion of Protestant theology, its relationship to Catholic theology, and critical reviews of the intersctions between theology and philosophy, this is the place for the Protestant to begin. For the Roman Catholic, Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles or his Summa Theologica would be a better starting place, although Geisler;s discussions of Augustine is outstanding for either sect. Any serious student of the differences between Catholic and Protestant theology will find many months's of well written, clear and cogent "meat" in these volumes.
Very indepth coverage of God's attributes Mar 16, 2005
This volume is a very indepth read on the attributes, character traits, and actions of God. Dr. Geisler takes a particular attribute such as God is all knowing and explains in depth what that means and how God applies that attribute. Each attribute the author shows its root foundations from scriptures and then shows how different church leaders through out time (early church fathers, mid-evil church fathers, reformers, post-reformers etc) felt about that particular attribute with extensive quotes from their work affirming their position on the attribute going from scripture all the way to modern day. As usual Dr. Geisler covers each attribute in great detail.
The second topic of the book was on Creation and was an easier read than the attributes (only because Creation is an easer topic than Creation...there is still great detail and throughness all through out). A very balanced look was given on the old earth vs young earth creation accounts. Obviously evolution is discussed and adequatly disputed.
Overall i found the read to be to be tough intellectually but is explained very well...its just a "deep" topic at times. I would recommend anyone who is seeking to know and understand God.
A must have!!!!!! Aug 20, 2003
I have read the first volume of 4 and that was a great starter.This second systematic theology by Norman Geisler is a must have. I love the way Giesler's style in writing this Systematic theology because of the way he goes about doing his sytematic theology makes it a must have and read. Dr. Geisler will explain the views of the attributes of God and give you the critics objections to the Nature and work of God and Dr.Geisler will also refute the views as well. He goes through alot of the early church through out the reformers as well.... I love the book.... a must...God bless you Dr.geisler and can't wait for the next two volumes....