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Systematic Theology: Introduction/Bible

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  107 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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 Scriptur ...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Bethany House Publishers
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Ben De Bono
I had discussion with one of my professors this past week about Geisler. He made the comment, referring to Geisler, that not everyone who has an intellectual mind also possesses a subtle mind. It's a fascinating and important distinction that perfectly sums up everything that is right and wrong with this book. Geisler clearly knows his stuff. He's a logical thinker capable of building clear arguments in favor of his positions. But despite being able to put together a clear, logical argument, Gei ...more
Jesse Arsenault
I should note before I start that this is very much a layman's review of this book. I don't study theology formally in any way, and my impressions are just my personal interactions with the book in light of what few other theological works I've read.

This is Dr. Geisler's first in a series of four volumes covering the major fields of study within theology. And right from the beginning, it's clear that Geisler is not writing solely to expound upon his own theological views. This book is an intrigu
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Bryant Rudisill
Thank God for theistic philosophers. Such an exhaustive precondition laid as a foundation to Dr. Geisler's magnum opus; and his prolegomena does well in supporting the weight of the first-story (an intimidating defense of the orthodox view of the Bible) of a seven-story construction.

I give ten stars because there was little to disagree with and much knowledge gained from his near-irrefutable rebuttal of classic and modern arguments against a theistic God and the divine-authority of Scripture.

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Michael
Systematic, indeed... and thorough. Hardly ever three points and done, get used to reading "fifteenthly ..." The prolegomena is an excellent overview of the necessary philosophical presuppositions and refutation of the faulty ones involved in an approach to theology.

The Bibliology section is repetitive (!), but serves to establish exactly what the evangelical position toward the Scriptures is.

Written at a surprisingly readable level. Should be easily read by the layman. Will serve well as a bib
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Jacob Aitken
Geisler's idiosyncrasies aside, I actually kind of liked this book. It is very-well organized and is sensitive to a lot of critiques raised by Roman Catholics. Since he is not specifically dealing with Calvinism in this book, he therefore actually takes his arguments to the next level.
Jared Daugherty
This is a great introduction to systematic theology and why it matters when we study the Word of God. If we carefully interpret God's Word with God's Word we cannot fall into heresy nor redundancy.
Daniel
While other Volumes in this series may be less then useful, this Volume contains some useful references.
Tyler Farr
Good systematic theology for those of you who like Geisler.
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Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical colleges and seminaries for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of nearly eighty books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics and Christian Ethics. He and his wife live in Charlotte, ...more
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