Norman Geisler (editor)

Recommendation:  (5/5)

Description of author:  The editor, Norman Geisler, is currently the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  He is a well known apologist and writer.

Comments:  This collection of essays is one of a series of books that was sponsored by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy.  It includes 14 essays on aspects of inspiration and inerrancy written by Evangelical scholars including Walter Kaiser, Jr., J.I. Packer, Paul Feinberg, R.C. Sproul, John Gerstner and others.  This work is important in the sense that it (1) Defines rather well the conservative Evangelical position on errancy; (2) Develops the historic background to the debate, especially within Evangelical circles; and (3) Helps to pinpoint some of the areas that need to be refined and researched more thoroughly.  It is unnecessary to critique each essay here, but the essays I found to be most beneficial and insightful were (in the order in which they appear in the book):  (1) Greg Bahnsen, “The Inerrancy of the Autographa;”  (2) Paul Feinberg, “The Meaning of Inerrancy;” (3) R.C. Sproul, “The Internal Testimony of the Holy Spirit;” and (4) Henry Krabbendam, “B.B. Warfield Versus G.C. Berkouwer on Scripture.”