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Decide for Yourself: How History Views the Bible
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Decide for Yourself: How History Views the Bible


Wipf & Stock 2004

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What is the origin of the Bible? To what extent is it inspired? Does inspiration preclude the possibility of error?

These and other questions about the Bible are considered in the author's presentation of both the Bible's statements about itself and the thoughts of various theologians throughout the history of the church. Dr. Geisler presents this material with a minimum of editorial comment, encouraging the reader to decide for himself.

Decide for Yourself examines the view of the Bible throughout history. Chapters include:

  • The Bible's View of the Bible
  • The Early Fathers' View of the Bible
  • The Medieval Fathers' View of the Bible
  • The Reformers' View of the Bible
  • The Orthodox View of the Bible
  • The Liberal View of the Bible
  • A Fundamentalist View of the Bible
  • The Neoorthodox View of the Bible
  • The Liberal-Evangelical View of the Bible
  • The Neoevangelical View of the Bible

Product Details

  • Title: Decide for Yourself: How History Views the Bible
  • Author: Norman L. Geisler
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 114

About Norman L. Geisler

Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly fifty years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-six countries. He holds a B. A. and M. A. from Wheaton College, a Th. B. from William Tyndale College and a Ph. D. 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 Dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992 he co-founded and served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is professor of Theology and Apologetics at SES.

In addition to the books in this collection, Geisler is also the author of A General Introduction to the Bible and I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, as well as the books in The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library and Norman L. Geisler’s Systematic Theology (4 vols.).

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