Philosophy of Religion

by Norman L. Geisler and Winfreid Corduan

As of January 2022, Bastion Books is actively discussing the possibility of creating a slightly-expanded 3rd edition with the help of Winfried Corduan! For now, however, the second edition is available for sale in softcover and e-book formats through Wipf&Stock.

  • Is there any basis in reality for a religious experience?
  • Is there any basis in reason for belief in God?
  • Is it even possible to speak meaningfully of a transcendent being?
  • And how does one account for evil?

The authors answer these questions, representing the four most important issues in the philosophy of religion, in a comprehensive way and “from the perspective of classical theism.” They support this position with in-depth argumentation, taking into account both classical and contemporary writers. With its well-outlined text, ‘Philosophy of Religion’ is “user friendly.” An introduction, chapter summaries, a glossary, indexes, and bibliography contribute to this end.

The first edition, written by Norman L. Geisler alone, was published by Zondervan in 1974 and was to some degree an expansion of his Ph.D. Dissertation from 1970. It was chosen as a “Choice Evangelical Book of the Year” by Christianity Today (1975). 

The second edition was expanded by Winfried Corduan (in concert with Norm) and published by Baker Books in 1988. In this second edition, the authors have not only updated the text and bibliography, but also refined some of the arguments, “scaled down and evened out” the vocabulary, and added several pedagogical aids.

As of 2022, Bastion Books has the rights to the book and hopes to work with Winfried Corduan to make a slightly-expanded, updated, third-edition of this book.