“A profound work from one of the finest theological and philosophical minds of our time”—Dr. Ravi Zacharias
“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.” -- Josh McDowell, Speaker, author of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, More Than a Carpenter
“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.” -- Francis J. Beckwith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Culture, and Law, Trinity International University
“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.” -- L. Russ Bush, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Academic Vice President, Dean of Faculty, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
In this volume, Dr. Norman Geisler examines the doctrines of sin and salvation. He begins with a discussion of human beings, covering the origin and nature of humanity. Next the elements of sin are studied, including sin’s origin, nature, effects, and, finally, defeat.
The second part continues with a thorough study of salvation, starting with salvation’s origin. This is followed by the theories of salvation, the nature of salvation, the evidence of salvation, and the assurance of salvation. He then examines the extent and exclusivity of salvation in regard to the theories of limited atonement, universalism, and pluralism, and the results of salvation in relation to infants and the heathen. Consideration of salvation’s condition and content close the study.