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When Skeptics Ask

, 1996
ISBN: 0801011418
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Is Christianity true—or even reasonable? The helpful question and answer format in When Skeptics Ask gives readers quick access to clear explanations, which draw on Christian thinkers since the time of Paul and answer the deep objections skeptics raise.

In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in When Skeptics Ask are tagged and appear on mouse-over, and all Scripture passages link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With Logos’ advanced features, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “resurrection” or “evidence.”

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Product Details

  • Title: When Skeptics Ask
  • Authors: Norman L. Geisler and Ronald M. Brooks
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 289

About Norman L. Geisler

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly 50 years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all 50 states and in 26 countries. He holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a ThB from William Tyndale College, and a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University.

After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, apologetics and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was the dean of Liberty Center for research and scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992, he cofounded and served as the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is a professor of theology and apologetics at SES.

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“Evil is a lack of something that should be there in the relationship between good things.” (Page 61)

“Evil is, in reality, a parasite that cannot exist except as a hole in something that should be solid.” (Page 61)

“A miracle is divine intervention into, or interruption of, the regular course of the world that produces a purposeful but unusual event that would not have occurred otherwise.” (Page 76)

“There are two answers for this question. First, evil cannot be destroyed without destroying freedom. As we said before, free beings are the cause of evil, and freedom was given to us so that we could love. Love is the greatest good for all free creatures (Matt. 22:36–37), but love is impossible without freedom. So if freedom were destroyed, which is the only way to end evil, that would be evil in itself, because it would deprive free creatures of their greatest good. Hence, to destroy evil would actually be evil. If evil is to be overcome, we need to talk about it being defeated, not destroyed.” (Page 64)

“But this is not the only command to do pre-evangelism. There is also Jude 3, ‘Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.’” (Page 12)

  • Title: When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences
  • Author: Norman Geisler
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Print Publication Date: 1996
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Apologetics › 20th century--Miscellanea
  • ISBNs: 0801011418, 9780801011412
  • Resource ID: LLS:42.20.28
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.handbook
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-28T20:20:26Z
Norman Geisler

Norman L. Geisler (1932– 2019) has taught at the university and graduate level for over 50 years. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, William Tyndale College, and Loyola University, and is known for his scholarly contributions to the subjects of Christian apologetics, theology, and philosophy. 

After his studies, he became Wheaton's graduate assistant in the Bible-Philosophy department. He has since taught theology, apologetics, and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship in Lynchburg, VA.

In 1992, Geisler co-founded Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2007, he co-founded Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California, where he serves as chancellor and distinguished professor of Apologetics.

Geisler is the author or co-author of over 80 books, including the books in the Norman L. Geisler Collection, The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library, and his three-volume Systematic Theology


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  1. Larnell Mormon
    You will be able to answer any question put to you .
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    You will be able to answer any question put to you .
  3. Paul Gibson

    Paul Gibson


    When Skeptics Ask gives good, solid answers to serious questions about Christianity. The questions addressed are ones that are appropriate for any culture and any time; they’re not the latest meme on social media that can be answered quickly. Be prepared to spend time thinking about the answers. I really wanted to give this book 5 stars, but I decided on four because it didn’t hold my attention.
  4. Roger Courville
    This edition is from 1990; it was updated in 2013. I'd happily pay $20 for on in my Logos library if it was the 2013 edition (a premium over the $14 print version), but for one that's 23 years out of date? So far I've looked for two books to add to my library, and Logos is two-for-two in having a VERY old edition. I'd suggest looking carefully.