Baker’s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (1999) / The Big Book of Apologetics (2012)


The Big Book of Christian Apologetics: An A to Z Guide (or “BOCA”) is a slightly updated (2012) and somewhat abridged version of The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (or “BECA,” 1999). Some footnotes were updated. BOCA has 674 pages and BECA has 864 pages.

Available at: BakerBooks.com and Christianbook.com

Can you explain your faith?

In our pluralistic, post-Christian world, the need to be able to clearly and confidently explain why you believe what you believe has never been greater.

The Big Book of Christian Apologetics is a comprehensive resource designed to equip you with information to help you defend and explain your faith to anyone, anywhere. Examining nearly every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics, this helpful book

  • clarifies difficult biblical passages
  • clearly explains various philosophical systems and concepts
  • examines contemporary issues and challenges
  • offers classic apologetic arguments

It gives you the background you need to intelligently and persuasively talk about your Christian faith with skeptics and seekers in private or in the public square.

 

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Silver Medallion Award winner

Weighing in at 850 pages, the monumental work has become a standard text in the field and one of the most comprehensive single volumes on apologetics.

“This is a remarkable book in both breadth and depth. I anticipate that it will often be the first reference work I turn to, and I will encourage my students to use it both for the articles and for the bibliographies.”

—Winfried Corduan, professor emeritus of philosophy and religion, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana

“Baker’s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is just what we need. Its author adopts a modern form of Thomism, defending classical apologetics. Yet this work is clear and true-a fine resource for every defender of the faith.”

—David K. Clark, Ph.D.; Director of the Center for Biblical and Theological Foundations, Professor of Theology, Bethel Seminary

“This is an extraordinary helpful resource. A superb job by one of evangelicalism’s premier scholars.”

—Charles W. Colson, Prison Fellowship Ministries

“Nowhere will anyone find more apologetic information than in this volume. Time and again I was impressed with the sheer amount of data that Norm Geisler places at the fingertips of the student. This book will serve as the chief reference work in apologetics for years to come.”

—Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy, Liberty University

“Norman has done it again! He has compiled one of the most thorough and accurate apologetic works to date. The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics gives us the tools to share our faith to a broken and skeptical world. It should be a part of everyone’s library.”

—Josh McDowell, author, More Than a Carpenter

“Baker’s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, edited by Norman Geisler, is not only a rich encyclopedia for reference but because of the author’s remarkable penchant for making abstract and difficult truths both comprehensible and applicable to daily life, the book has value to the whole Christian community. Everyone ought to own a copy of Geisler’s Baker’s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.”

—L. Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

“There are only a few books I keep right next to my desk – and Norm Geisler’s Baker’s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is one of them. I’m glad it’s a hardcover book, because it gets used all the time. Covering a range of apologetic topics, this is undoubtedly one of the most relevant volumes to come along in decades. I heartily recommend it.”

—Ron Rhodes, PhD; President, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries

“From one of the most knowledgeable minds on the subject comes this invaluable resource. I am grateful to Norman Geisler for giving us this great reservoir of information. I will treasure it.”

—Ravi K. Zacharias; President, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

“One cannot help but be impressed with the scope of subject matter and the thorough way in which each topic is discussed… This volume will be a remarkably helpful tool for anyone interested in these many topics relevant to the defense and understanding of Christianity.”

—Roy B. Zuck, Bibliotheca Sacra

“I can not say enough positive about this work. It is a great addition to the field of apologetics. And because it is so complete, it may be around for a long time.”

—Mal Couch, Conservative Theological Journal

Challenges to Christianity come from a variety of people and belief systems, and Christians are continually searching for the appropriate responses to critics of their faith. Yet until now there has been no definitive one-volume encyclopedia designed to equip believers for Christian defense against the full range of opposing arguments.

The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics is such a work. This comprehensive reference volume covers every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics. Written entirely by leading apologist Norman Geisler, it stands as the culmination of the author’s life-long career and ministry.

The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics offers valuable information and advice to a wide audience: pastors and Christian leaders, students on college campuses, those involved in counter-cult ministries-all Christians who encounter skeptics.

The author provides extensive coverage of:

  • individuals, such as Karl Marx and C. S. Lewis
  • general apologetics topics, such as the types of apologetics and the role of the Holy Spirit in apologetics
  • specific challenges, such as the relationship between science and Christianity and the reliability of the Bible
  • philosophical systems, such as nihilism and existentialism
  • philosophical concepts, such as the principle of sufficient reason and the principle of causality
  • biblical issues, such as the resurrection and the date of the exodus
  • contemporary concerns, such as the Jesus Seminar and post-modernism
  • perennial apologetic arguments, such as the problem of evil and the existence of God

The encyclopedia also features two indexes (subject and Scripture) that allow readers to easily locate the specific information they need.

 


Also translated into Brazillian Portugese:

http://www.apologia.com.br/?p=35

Enciclopédia de Apologética

Enciclopédia de Apologética

Norman Geisler

Editora Vida

Uma obra de apologética cristã é sempre necessária. Afinal, nunca o cristianismo sofreu tantos ataques vindos de todas as esferas da sociedade como nos dias atuais. Mas, quando essa obra é fruto de pesquisa de um dos maiores apologistas do nosso tempo e já tem alcançado o respeito e a credibilidade merecida no mundo todo, ela se torna imprescindível. Muitos conceitos antibíblicos cercam nossa sociedade. As pessoas abraçam idéias sem ter noção das conseqüências disso para seu futuro. Elas dão as costas à verdade e se inclinam para mitos e teorias que mais agradam aos próprios ouvidos. As religiões e os sistemas filosóficos oferecem de tudo em suas prateleiras. Está tudo aí:

• ateísmo;

• deísmo;

• ceticismo;

• agnosticismo;

• evolucionismo;

• relativismo;

• materialismo e muito mais.

Esta obra expõe esses e outros conceitos importantes que têm moldado a vida de muita gente. Além disso, expõe e apresenta soluções aos problemas levantados em relação à Bíblia que têm causado polêmica ao longo dos anos, dentre os quais destacam-se:

• Como a Bíblia pode ser inerrante se foi escrita por homens falíveis?

• A Criação apresentada em Gênesis 1 é contrária

às descobertas da ciência moderna?

• Como explicar as muitas “contradições” da Bíblia?

A Enciclopédia de apologética também responde às severas críticas a algumas das principais doutrinas do cristianismo:

• Os cristãos copiaram a Trindade do paganismo?

• Jesus é realmente Deus encarnado?

• A ressurreição de Cristo aconteceu mesmo?

• O inferno é compatível com a crença num Deus de amor?

• Os milagres são realmente possíveis?

• As profecias da Bíblia são genuínas ou foram registradas

depois dos acontecimentos?

Você também encontrará informações sobre a vida e o pensamento de pessoas que defenderam a fé cristã contra céticos e opositores. Dentre esses, estão:

• Atanásio;

• Agostinho;

• Tomás de Aquino;

• C. S. Lewis;

• F. F. Bruce e muitos outros.

Você também vai conhecer a vida e o pensamento de alguns opositores do cristianismo, como o filósofo Bertrand Russell, e de outros que contribuíram para pôr em xeque a ortodoxia cristã, como:

• Kant;

• Hume;

• Espinosa;

• Nietzsche e outros.

Nesta obra monumental, Norman Geisler oferece respostas convincentes à luz da Bíblia e da razão para esses pensadores e suas teorias. O autor está convencido de que o que alguém pensa sobre Deus, sobre a Bíblia e sobre a fé cristã vai determinar sua visão

de mundo e, conseqüentemente, sua vida pela eternidade.

Autor

Norman Geisler, deão e professor de teologia e apologética no Southern Evangelical Seminary, Estados Unidos, é um renomado apologista cristão. Escreveu vários livros, entre eles, Eleitos, mas livres; Introdução bíblica (ambos publicados pela Editora Vida).

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Systematic Theology


Systematic Theology

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Systematic Theology, Vol 1: Introduction, Bible (Bethany, 2002)

Systematic Theology, Vol. 1

 

As Dr. Norman Geisler explains and defends the essentials that make Christian belief possible–the preconditions–he lays a thorough foundation for Christian faith that will instruct theologians, pastors, and students for years to come.

 

Building on that foundation, Geisler’s bibliology, including the inspiration and authority of the Bible, has been called the most extensive defense of the consistent evangelical view of Holy Scripture available. – Bethany House

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
VOLUME ONE: INTRODUCTION AND BIBLE
 
Part One: Introduction (Prolegomena)
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: God: The Metaphysical Precondition
Chapter Three: Miracles: The Supernatural Precondition
Chapter Four: Revelation: The Revelational Precondition
Chapter Five: Logic: The Rational Precondition
Chapter Six: Meaning: The Semantical Precondition
Chapter Seven: Truth: The Epistemological Precondition
Chapter Eight: Exclusivism: The Oppositional Precondition
Chapter Nine: Language: The Linguistic Precondition
Chapter Ten: Interpretation: The Hermeneutical Precondition
Chapter Eleven: Historiography: The Historical Precondition
Chapter Twelve: Method: The Methodological Precondition
 
Part Two: Bible (Bibliology)
I. Section One: Biblical
Chapter Thirteen: The Origin and Inspiration of the Bible
Chapter Fourteen: The Divine Nature of the Bible
Chapter Fifteen: The Human Nature of the Bible
Chapter Sixteen: Jesus and the Bible
II. Section Two: Historical
Chapter Seventeen: Church Fathers on the Bible
Chapter Eighteen: The Historical Church on the Bible
Chapter Nineteen: The History of Destructive Biblical Criticism
Chapter Twenty: Liberalism on the Bible
Chapter Twenty-One: Neo-Orthodoxy on the Bible
Chapter Twenty-Two: Neo-Evangelicals on the Bible
Chapter Twenty-Three: Evangelicals on the Bible
Chapter Twenty-Four: Fundamentalism on the Bible
III. Section Three: Theological
Chapter Twenty-Five: The Historicity of the Old Testament
Chapter Twenty-Six: The Historicity of the New Testament
Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Inerrancy of the Bible
Chapter Twenty-Eight: The Canonicity of the Bible
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Summary of the Evidence for the Bible
 
Appendices
Appendix One: Objections Against Theistic Arguments
Appendix Two: Do Historical Facts Speak for Themselves?

Geisler, Norman L.: Systematic Theology, Volume One: Introduction, Bible. Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House Publishers, 2002, S. 11

Systematic Theology, Vol 2: God, Creation (Bethany, 2003)

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Dr. Norman Geisler clearly sets forth the reality of the existence of God: who He is. The author lays the foundation by explaining and describing the attributes and characteristics of God, among them His actuality and simplicity, life and immortality, unity and trinity. Dr. Geisler concludes this study by illustrating how we must respond to God’s attributes with heart, mind, and strength.

He then turns to what God does, or His activity: the creation of all things, the origin of spiritual creation, the sustenance of creation. The section culminates in a discussion of God’s relation to His creation.  –Bethany House

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
VOLUME TWO: GOD AND CREATION
 
Part One: God (Theology Proper)
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: God’s Pure Actuality and Simplicity
Chapter Three: God’s Aseity and Necessity
Chapter Four: God’s Immutability and Eternality
Chapter Five: God’s Impassibility and Infinity
Chapter Six: God’s Immateriality and Immensity
Chapter Seven: God’s Omnipotence and Omnipresence
Chapter Eight: God’s Omniscience
Chapter Nine: God’s Wisdom and Light
Chapter Ten: God’s Majesty, Beauty, and Ineffability
Chapter Eleven: God’s Life and Immortality
Chapter Twelve: God’s Unity and Trinity
Chapter Thirteen: God’s Holiness and Righteousness
Chapter Fourteen: God’s Jealousy and Perfection
Chapter Fifteen: God’s Truthfulness and Goodness (Love)
Chapter Sixteen: God’s Mercy and Wrath
Chapter Seventeen: A Response to God’s Attributes
 
Part Two: Creation
Chapter Eighteen: Alternative Views on Creation
Chapter Nineteen: The Origin of Material Creation
Chapter Twenty: The Creation of Spiritual Creatures (Angels)
Chapter Twenty-One: The Sustenance of All Creation
Chapter Twenty-Two: God’s Transcendence Over and Immanence in Creation
Chapter Twenty-Three: God’s Sovereignty Over Creation
Chapter Twenty-Four: God’s Providence in Creation
 
Appendices
Appendix One: Christology
Appendix Two: Biblical References to Creation
Appendix Three: Various Views on Origins
Appendix Four: Various Views of the “Days” of Genesis
Appendix Five: The Age of the Earth
Appendix Six: The Scientific Evidence for Creation
Appendix Seven: Pneumatology

Geisler, Norman L.: Systematic Theology, Volume Two: God, Creation. Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House Publishers, 2003, S. 9
 
Systematic Theology, Vol 3: Sin, Salvation (Bethany, 2004)
Systematic Theology, Vol. 3
 
 
 

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. – Bethany House

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
VOLUME THREE: SIN AND SALVATION
 
Part One: Humanity and Sin (Anthropology and Hamartiology)
Chapter One: The Origin of Human Beings
Chapter Two: The Nature of Human Beings
Chapter Three: The Origin of Sin
Chapter Four: The Nature of Sin
Chapter Five: The Effects of Sin
Chapter Six: The Defeat of Sin
 
Part Two: Salvation (Soteriology)
Chapter Seven: The Origin of Salvation
Chapter Eight: The Theories of Salvation
Chapter Nine: The Nature of Salvation
Chapter Ten: The Evidence of Salvation
Chapter Eleven: The Assurance of Salvation
Chapter Twelve: The Extent of Salvation (Limited or Unlimited Atonement)
Chapter Thirteen: The Extent of Salvation (Universalism)
Chapter Fourteen: The Exclusivity of Salvation (Pluralism)
Chapter Fifteen: The Results of Salvation (Infants and Heathen)
Chapter Sixteen: The Condition for Salvation
Chapter Seventeen: The Contents of Salvation
 
Appendices
Appendix One: Does Human Life Begin at Conception?
Appendix Two: Does Human Life Begin at Implantation?
Appendix Three: Double-Predestination
Appendix Four: Was Jesus a Physical Descendant of Adam?
Appendix Five: Wesleyan Perfectionism

Geisler, Norman L.: Systematic Theology, Volume Three: Sin, Salvation. Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House Publishers, 2004, S. 9
Systematic Theology, Vol 4: Church, Last Things (Bethany, 2005)
9780764225543
 
 
 

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.  – Bethany House

TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME FOUR: CHURCH (ECCLESIOLOGY) AND LAST THINGS (ESCHATOLOGY)
Part One: The Church: (Ecclesiology)
Chapter One: The Origin of the Church
Chapter Two: The Nature of the Universal Church
Chapter Three: The Nature of the Visible Church(es)
Chapter Four: The Government of the Visible Church
Chapter Five: The Ordinances of the Visible Church
Chapter Six: The Ministry of the Visible Church (Spiritual Gifts)
Chapter Seven: The Relationship of the Church to the State
Part Two: Last Things: (Eschatology)
Chapter Eight: The Intermediate State and the Resurrection
Chapter Nine: The Final State of the Saved (Heaven)
Chapter Ten: The Final State of the Lost (Hell)
Chapter Eleven: The Alleged Temporary State of the Saved (Purgatory)
Chapter Twelve: Annihilationism
Chapter Thirteen: The Interpretation of Prophecy
Chapter Fourteen: The Kingdom of God
Chapter Fifteen: The Covenants of God
Chapter Sixteen: The Second Coming and the Millennium
Chapter Seventeen: The Tribulation and the Rapture
Appendices
Appendix One: Only the Apostles Spoke in Tongues at Pentecost
Appendix Two: Were Tongues a Real Language?
Appendix Three: Has the Gift of Miracles Ceased?
Appendix Four: Ultradispensationalism
Appendix Five: Does the Resurrection Body Have the Same Particles As Before Death?
Appendix Six: Reincarnation
Appendix Seven: The General Councils of the Church and the Development of Roman Catholicism
Appendix Eight: The Role of the New Testament Apostles

Geisler, Norman L.: Systematic Theology, Volume Four: Church, Last Things. Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House Publishers, 2005, S. 11
 
Also translated into Brazillian Portugese
teologis-sistematica-de-norman-geisler
 

http://escoladeprofetasmic.wordpress.com/literatura/teologis-sistematica-de-norman-geisler/

Teologia Sistemática de Norman Geisler

Título: Teologia Sistemática
Autor: Norman Geisler
Editora: CPAD

 

O trabalho culminante de uma vida inteira dedicada ao estudo e pesquisa.
O Dr. Norman Geisler, nesta coleção, trata dos temas mais importantes da teologia sistemática. A teologia propriamente dita, a Bíblia, a criação, a doutrina de Deus, a Salvação, o Senhor Jesus Cristo, as Últimas Coisas serão tratados de forma clara e muito bem pesquisada, de modo que o leitor tenha em suas mãos, para pesquisa, o fruto de uma vida dedicada à teologia e a defesa da fé cristã.

 

Como o clímax e a síntese de décadas de ensino e escritos de Norman Geisler, esta obra inestimável despertará o interesse de todos que apreciam abordagens filosóficas, históricas e apologéticas da Teologia. Explicações e definições de termos-chave tornam esse texto acessível para uma ampla gama de leitores, começando pelos estudantes que iniciam na Teologia. Impressionante no seu fôlego e nos detalhes, os tópicos são apresentados de maneira lógica que estimula tanto o apredizado quanto à disseminação do conhecimento adquirido. Estamos diante de uma obra enciclopédica, que contém pérolas incontáveis em um texto agradável. E tudo isso reunido em uma só capa.
Gary R. Habernas
Mestre da Universidade Liberty

 

Em nossa época, são raros os estudiosos que respondem às objeções de críticos e céticos com a perícia do Dr. Norman Geisler. Para nós, felizmente, ele apresenta as evidências bíblicas e a análise dos temas de maneira clara e precisa, que lhe ajudará muito bem no seu estudo das doutrinas bíblicas.
Dr. John F. Ankerberg
Presidente do Instituto de Pesquisas Teológicas Ankerberg

 

Os melhores teólogos são aqueles que também se destacam na Filosofia. Só que neste caso, logicamente, nem sempre conseguimos compreender exatamente o que eles estão querendo dizer. Norman Geisler tem o dom singular de ser ao mesmo tempo um filósofo e um teólogo que lida com conceitos profundos numa maneira que o homem simples consegue compreender com facilidade. Conseqüentemente, esta teologia sistemática não ficará somente na escrivaninha dos estudiosos, mas também na do pastor, e freqüentará também a mesa de café de muitos leitores leigos.
Dr. Paige Petterson

Presidente do Seminário Teológico Batista do Sudeste dos E.U.A

Em uma era que coloca a sua ênfase na especialização, Norman Geisler é um exemplo de pessoa que apresenta a rara e preciosa habilidade de reunir as três necessárias para se exercer a Teologia Sistemática: formação filosófica minuciosa, facilidade nas diversas categorias de teologia, e a capacidade de fazer a exegese do texto bíblico. Não conheço ninguém que reúna estas três capacidades melhor do que ele, e o Volume I, juntamente com os demais, é fruto de uma vida que Geisler apresenta como um comunicador, o resultado é verdadeiramente marcante. Estou muito feliz em, finalmente, ver esta Teologia Sistemática ser colocada à disposição da igreja.
J. P. Moreland
Distinto Mestre em Filosofia, Faculdade de Teologia Talbott, Universidade de Biola

 

Tendo sido grandemente beneficiado com o estudo da Teologia sob a orientação do Professor Norman Geisler há cerca de vinte anos, desejei por algum tempo ver sua vasta pesquisa teológica compilada na forma de uma Teologia Sistemática. Com a publicação deste volume, o meu desejo está se tornando realidade! Para as pessoas que valorizam o pensar minucioso, a lógica firme, a justa ponderação e as perspectivas teológicas, esta Teologia Sistemática se constitui em leitura indispensável.
Dr. Ron Rhodes
Presidente do Ministério Reasoning From Scriptures

 

Um trabalho profundo de uma das melhores mentes teológicas e filosóficas de nosso tempo.
Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Presidente de Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

 

Tremendo! Teologia Sistemática do Dr. Geisler é um livro que não deve faltar em nenhuma biblioteca. Há poucas obras tão exaustivas na abordagem ou tão eruditas na apresentação comparáveis a esta. Eis um livro ao qual você deve dedicar a sua total atenção.
Josh MacDowell
Orador, autor de Evidência que Exige um Veredicto e Mais que um Carpinteiro.

 

Dr. Norman Geisler, ex-reitor do Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, em Charlotte, Carolina do Norte, é autor e co-autor de mais de sessenta livros e de centenas de artigos. É orador e participa de debates a nível nacional e internacional. O Dr. Geisler possui bacharelado em Ciências Humanas (B.A) e mestrado em Ciências Humanas (M.A) pela Wheaton Colege, bacharelado em Teologia (Th.B) pela William Tyndale College e doutorado em Filosofia (Ph.D) pela Loyola University de Chicago.