Saturday, July 24, 2010

Norman Geisler's Systematic Theology

Nick Norelli has posted a review of Norman Geisler's Systematic Theology (link to review). The upshot of his review is that he feels he wasted $75 on the set (retails is apparently about $165). I'm sure that Dr. Geisler especially won't like that Norelli ends up suggesting that Grudem's single volume (very hefty, but bound as a single volume) Systematic Theology is better.


The Squirrel said...

I honestly never really ever even thought of planning to put Geisler's Systematic Theology anywhere even close to any book shelf I might now own or might ever own in the future.

No, having read this review, owning Geisler's Systematic Theology is even less likely than before.


Glenn Hendrickson said...

Grudem's is seriously better. no joke.

Glenn Hendrickson

Coram Deo said...

Dr. Robert L. Reymond's "A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith" and of course, Louis Berkhof's classic "Systematic Theology" are also fine tomes.

In Him,

Christopher said...

Thanks for the heads up. I actually thought about getting Geisler for a more modern Reformed systematic text, but I think I'll keep my Grudem and A.A. Hodge.

Turretinfan said...

For a modern Reformed systematic theology, you might consider Robert Reymond's.

Ibdu said...

Squirrel, you haven't got the foggiest idea what you talking about concerning
Geisler's Systematic theology. Norelli is just closed minded, biased, consequently
his review is unreliable, worthless.
Even 'all shades of anti-dispensationalists' privately confess that Norman Geisler's Systematic
Theology is one of the best; historic, naturaly apologetic.

turretinfan said...

Ibdu: I haven't the foggiest idea what makes you think you're a better judge than Norelli.

ChaferDTS said...

I would disagree with you on Geisler ST as being one of the best. I personally consider Lewis Sperry Chafer Systematic Theology 8 in 4 vols as alot better than that of Geisler ST from within the dispensational premillennial perspective. I would not consider Geisler ST as a replacement for older dispensational systematic theology works such as Lewis Sperry Chafer Systematic Theology, Basic Theology by Dr. Charles Ryrie or Lectures In Systematic Theology by Dr. Henry Thiessen.

Ibdu said...

I haven't the foggiest idea what makes you think that I think I am a better judge than Norelli ? :)
Stop these provocative verbal hooks by which you would assasinate my person. :)

turretinfan, I just felt that your statement was sweeping, grossly dismissive of a theologian to whom
everybody - in anglo-saxon christianity - indepted, regardless whether one accepts his works or not.
My first posting was a reaction to balance out your sweeping post.
As you can see I am not a fan of 'politicaly correct' and/or 'smoot talk'. :)

I wouldn't say that Geisler's ST should replace those theologians works you listed. I agree
with you whole heartedly.