As of March 2021, Bethany House, the former publisher of Norm Geisler’s 1-volume and 4-volume Systematic Theology, gave all rights back to the estate of Norman Geisler. We expect that Bastion Books will be the new publisher and that new editions should be available in April or May of 2021!
Until the new versions are available, the best recommendation we can make is to order the four-volume set in the electronic Logos Bible Software format (for your computer) from here: https://www.logos.com/product/3598/systematic-theology. This version is very searchable and contains the full text of all four versions. High recommendations!
Our second best recommendation is to consider purchasing the following books which are condensed and slightly paraphrased versions of Norm’s Systematic theology:
- Norman Geisler and Doug Potter. A Prolegomena to Evangelical Theology. Indian Trail, NC: Norm Geisler International Ministries, 2016.
- _______. The Bible: Its Origin, Nature & Collection: NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine Book 1. Indian Trail, NC: Norm Geisler International Ministries, 2016.
- _______. The Doctrine of God: NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine Book 2. Indian Trail, NC: Norm Geisler International Ministries, 2016.
- _______. The Doctrine of Christ: NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine Book 3. Indian Trail, NC: Norm Geisler International Ministries, 2016.
- _______. The Doctrine of Creation: NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine Book 4. Indian Trail, NC: Norm Geisler International Ministries, 2016.
- _______. The Doctrine of Angels & Demons: NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine Book 5. Indian Trail, NC: Norm Geisler International Ministries, 2016.
- _______. The Doctrine of Human Beings & Sin: NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine Book 6. Indian Trail, NC: Norm Geisler International Ministries, 2016.
The paperback versions are about $5 each and they are available here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=geisler+%22ngim+guide+to+bible%22&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss
Norm’s Systematic Theology
in Four Big Volumes
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in one volume
Systematic Theology, one-volume ed.: In One Volume (Bethany House, 2011)
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The Culminating Work of a Lifetime of Study and Research
Beginning with an introduction to theology and ending with last things, this complete-in-one volume covers the foundational concepts in Christian theology, including all the key topics from the widely praised original four volumes.
Systematic Theology, Four Volumes (Bethany, 2005)
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Systematic Theology, Vol 1: Introduction, Bible (Bethany, 2002)
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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