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Decide for Yourself: How History Views the Bible

Decide for Yourself: How History Views the Bible

Norman L. Geisler

| 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

Author Bio

Norman L. Geisler (1932– ) 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