- 784 Pages in total
In this volume, Dr. Norman Geisler explores the church and the last things, ecclesiology and eschatology. He begins with the church's origin and then outlines its nature, government, and ordinances, addressing both the church universal and the church local while also examining spiritual gifts and the relation between church and state.
In part two's remarkable presentation of time and eternity, Dr. Geisler expounds on the final resurrection, the intermediate and then final states of both the saved and the lost (heaven and hell), and the theories of purgatory and annihilationism. Then, turning specifically to biblical prophecy, he puts forth a basis for interpretational consistency before covering the Kingdom, the Covenants, the Second Coming, the Millennium, the Tribulation, and the Rapture.
About the Author
Dr. Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of over sixty-eight books and hundreds of articles. He has taught at the university and graduate level for forty-eight years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and is the co-founder and long-time Dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A profound work from one of the finest theological and philosophical minds of our time.
Tremendous! Dr. Geisler's Systematic Theology is a book no library should be without. There are few other works as exhaustive in their approach or as erudite in their presentation. This is definitely something you can sink your teeth into.
Finally a systematic theology text that fully understands the essential philosophical and apologetic issues that make traditional theologies possible. In terms of philosophical support for theological claims about biblical truth, Geisler's is the most comprehensive text yet. This is an apologetic theology, and it is greatly needed in the experientialist environment we find ourselves in today.
Norm Geisler's Systematic Theology is a long overdue, and thus welcomed, contribution to the evangelical world, for it persuasively shows the importance and necessity of philosophical analysis in the theologian's craft. Dr. Geisler has a pastor's heart, a philosopher's mind, and a theologian's temperament. He's a cross between Thomas Aquinas and Billy Graham, and the result is this outstanding systematic theology.