Norman Geisler

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Norman L. Geisler (1932–2019) was a Christian apologist, author, and the co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary.[1] He described himself as a "moderate Calvinist."[2] He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University.[3]

Geisler took issue with many of the concepts of traditional Calvinism. Regarding limited atonement he believed that the atonement is limited only in result.[4] Geisler has published several books.[3]

Geisler was also heavily involved in the drafting of the fundamentalist Chicago Statements,[5] writing extensive commentary on them; quite an ironic task, considering that the statements were intended to speak to the "clarity of Scripture."


  • If God, Why Evil? (Bethany, 2011).
  • Making Sense of Bible Difficulties (Baker, 2009).
  • The Apologetics of Jesus (Baker, 2009).
  • The Big Book of Bible Difficulties (Baker, 2008).
  • When Skeptics Ask (Baker, 2008).
  • Is Rome the True Church?: A Consideration of the Roman Catholic Claim (Crossway, 2008).
  • Conviction Without Compromise (Harvest House, 2008).
  • Love Your Neighbor (Crossway, 2007).
  • Correcting The Cults (Baker, 2005).
  • Bringing Your Faith To Work (Baker, 2005).
  • Who Made God? (Zondervan, 2003).
  • Is Your Church Ready? (Zondervan, 2003).
  • I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Crossway, 2004), co-authored with Frank Turek.[6]

External links[edit]


  1. Southern Evangelical Seminary: History of Southern Evangelical Seminary
  2. Norman Geisler, Chosen but Free, 129.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dr. Norman L. Geisler: About Dr. Geisler
  4. Soteriology in the Middle by Kellen Criswell
  5. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
  6. Steve Shives gave it a scathing, commented read-through in his An Atheist Reads... series