Timeline of Norman Geisler’s education, books, etc.

Timeline of Norman Geisler’s education, his books and his speaking engagements, using the following links: worldviewweekend.com/bio.php
normgeisler.com/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Geisler

William Tyndale College, 1950-55 (diploma)

Director of Northeast Suburban Youth for Christ, near Detroit, 1952-54

Pastor of Dayton Center Church, Silverwood, Michigan, 1955-57

Ordained at Dayton Center Church
University of Detroit, 1956-57 (Is this the Jesuit University of Detroit Mercy)

Wheaton College, 1958 (B.A. in philosophy); Graduated with honor.
Assistant Pastor of River Grove Bible Church, River Grove, Illinois, 1958-59

Graduate Assistant in Bible-Philosophy Department, Wheaton College, 1959
Part-time Instructor in Bible at Detroit Bible College, 1959-62

Wheaton Graduate School, 1960 (M.A. in theology)

Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Warren, Michigan, 1960-63

Internationally known speaker at churches, retreats, pastor’s conferences, universities, radio, and television since 1960.

President of Alumni of Detroit Bible College, 1961-62

Full-time Assist. Prof. of Bible/Apologetics at Detroit Bible College, 1963-66

William Tyndale College, 1964 (Th.B.)
Wayne State University Graduate School, 1964 (work in philosophy)

Evangelical Theological Society, 1964–2003

Several interim pastorates in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas, 1965–

University of Detroit Graduate School, 1965-66 (work on M.A. in philosophy)
Is this University of Detroit Mercy? udmercy.edu/about/
A Catholic University in the Jesuit and Mercy Traditions

Jesuit Loyola University, Chicago, 1967-70 (Ph.D. in philosophy)

Northwestern University, Evanston, 1968 (work in philosophy);

American Philosophical Society, 1968–

General Introduction to the Bible (Moody Press, 1968)

Visiting Prof. of Philosophy of Religion,
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1969-70

Full-time Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, 1970-71

Chairman of Philosophy of Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1970-79

Ethics: Alternatives and Issues (Zondervan, 1971)

The Christian Ethic of Love (Zondervan, 1973)

Can the Existence of God Be Proven? with Professor Milton Rosenberg at College of Lake County (1973)

Sexual Morality: Relative or Absolute? with Professor Kenneth Simonson at College of Lake County (1973)

Philosophy of Religion (Zondervan, 1974)

Is Christianity Credible? with Dr. Michael Scriven at U. of Calgary (1974)

Is Humanistic Ethics Superior to Biblical Christianity? with Dr. Joseph E. Barnhart at North Texas State University (January 24, 1974)

From God to Us (Moody Press, 1974)

To Understand the Bible—Look for Jesus (Moody Press, 1975)

Chosen as an “Outstanding Educator of America” (1975).

Philosophy of Religion text chosen as a “Choice Evangelical Book of the Year” by Christianity Today (1975).

First president of Evangelical Philosophical Society (1976)

Christian Apologetics (Baker Book House, 1976)

Evangelical Philosophical Society, 1976–

“Can the Existence of God Be Proven?” with Dr. Jonathan Saville (Spring 1976) at University of California, San Diego

Debate on “The Existence of God,” Southern Methodist U. (March, 1977)

“Is Christianity Credible?” with John Riteris, IUPU, Indianapolis (11/2/1977)

Elected to the Wheaton Scholastic Honor Society (1977)

A Popular Survey of the Old Testament (Baker Book House, 1977)

The Roots of Evil (Zondervan, 1978)

Inerrancy (Zondervan, 1979)

Professor of Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979–1988

“The Reasonableness of God’s Existence” with Dr. William Wisdom, Temple University (November 8, 1979)

“Does God Exist?” with Dr. Wisdom, Temple University (February, 1980)

“Christianity vs. Humanism” with Dr. K. Kolenda, Rice U. (March 14, 1980)

American Scientific Association, 1980–

American Theological Society, 1980

Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective (Baker, 1980)

Options in Contemporary Christian Ethics (Baker Book House, 1981)

Biblical Errancy: Its Philosophical Roots (Zondervan, 1981)

“Quest for Truth,” radio ministry, 1981-91

“Inerrancy of Scripture” with Dr. Norman Beck (January, 1981)

“Does God Exist?” with Dr. William De Vries, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts (April 8, 1981)

William Tyndale College (June 14, 1981)

“The Inerrancy of Scripture” with Dr. Thor Hall, U. of TN, Chattanooga

“Creation/Evolution” with Dr. Claud Rupert (January 10, 1982, NBC-TV)

American Academy of Religion, 1982-

Listed in Who’s Who in Religion, Writers Who’s Who, and Men of Achievement. Honored as Alumnus of the Year (1982)

quoted in Time magazine (Jan. 1982, Sept. 1985)

Decide for Yourself: How History Views the Bible (Zondervan, 1982)

The Creator in the Courtroom—Scopes II (co-author, Baker, 1982)

What Augustine Says (Baker Book House, 1982)

Is Man the Measure? (Baker Book House, 1983)

Cosmos: Carl Sagan’s Religion for the Scientific Mind (Quest Publications, 1983)

Religion of the Force (Quest, 1983)

“Should Creationism be Taught (as science) in the Public School? with Fred Edwards and Steve Schafersman (May 6, 1983)

“Creation vs. Evolution” with Dr. Paul Edwards (May 1983)

“Does God Exist?” with Harry Benswanger (April 9, 1984);

“Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”
a TV debate with Rabbi Kushner (1984)

To Drink or Not to Drink: A Sober Look at the Problem (Quest, 1984)

Perspectives: Understanding and Evaluating Today’s World Views
(Here’s Life Publications, 1984)

6-Part Video Series: “Christianity Under Attack” (Quest, 1985)

Christianity Under Attack (Quest, 1985)
False Gods of Our Time (Harvest House, 1985)

“Should Creation be Taught in Public Schools?” with Philip Kitcher (November 8, 1985)

“Should Roe vs. Wade (Abortion) Decision Be Reversed?”
with Charlotte Taft (January 17, 1986)

“Christianity vs. Secular Humanism” with Dr. Paul Kurtz (1986)

General Introduction to the Bible won the Cornerstone Magazine book
of the year award in its category (1986)

General Introduction to the Bible (revised and expanded, 1986)

Reincarnation Sensation (Tyndale, 1986)

Origin Science (Baker, 1987)

Humanist Manifesto II; “Is Christianity Rational” with Harvey Siegel (1987)

Philosophy of Religion (revised, 1988)
Signs and Wonders (Tyndale, 1988)

“Process Theism vs. Classical Theism” with John Cobb (April, 1988)

World’s Apart, (Baker 1989)
Knowing The Truth About Creation (Servant, 1989)

The Infiltration of the New Age (Tyndale, 1989)

The Battle for the Resurrection (Thomas Nelson, 1989)

Dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship, Lynchburg, VA, 1989-91

Apologetics in the New Age (Baker, 1990)

Come Let Us Reason: An Introduction to Logical Thinking (Baker, 1990)

Gambling: A Bad Bet (Fleming H. Revell, 1990)

The Life and Death Debate (Greenwood, 1990)

When Skeptics Ask nominated for the Medallion Award of the year (1991)

In Defense of the Resurrection (Quest, 1991)

Thomas Aquinas: An Evangelical Appraisal (1991)

Matters of Life and Death: Calm Answers to Tough Questions about Abortion and Euthanasia (Baker, 1991)

Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles (Baker, 1991)

“Should Creation be Taught in the Public Schools”
with ACLU attorney Crawford (March 5, 1991)

When Critics Ask: A Handbook on Bible Difficulties (Victor, 1992)

Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles (Baker, 1992)

Co-founded Southern Evangelical Seminary (1992) and Dean (1992-99, 2006-07)

Answering Islam (Baker, 1993)

“Did Jesus Rise from the Dead” with Farrel Til (March, 1994)

Roman Catholics and Evangelicals (1995)

Love Is Always Right (Word, 1996)

Creating God in the Image of Man? (Bethany House, 1997)

When Cultists Ask (Baker, 1997)

The Counterfeit Gospel of Mormonism (Harvest House, 1998)

Legislating Morality (Bethany House, 1998)

President of Evangelical Theological Society (1998)

Won Gold Medallion Award for Legislating Morality (1999)

Baker’s Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker, 1999)

Chosen But Free (Bethany, 1999)

President of Southern Evangelical Seminary (1999-2006)

Won Silver Medallion Award for Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (2000).

Unshakable Foundations (Bethany, 2001)

Why I Am a Christian (Baker, 2001)

Battle for God (Kregel, 2001)

TruthQuest Living Loud Defending Your Faith (Broadman & Holman, 2002)

Systematic Theology, Vol 1 (Bethany, 2002)

Answering Islam (revised, Baker, 2002)

Who Made God? (Zondervan, 2003)

Is Your Church Ready? (Zondervan, 2003)

Systematic Theolgy, Vol 2 (Bethany, 2003)

Senior Pastor of Southern Evangelical Church 2003-07.

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Crossway, 2004)

Systematic Theology, Vol 3 (Bethany, 2004)

Systematic Theology, Vol 4 (Bethany, 2005)

Bringing Your Faith to Work (Baker, 2005)

Why I Am a Christian (revised, Baker, 2006)

Founder and President of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (2006)

Founder and President of the International Society of Christian Apologetics 2006

Integrity at Work (Baker, 2007)

Creation in the Courts (Crossway, 2007)

Popular Survey of the New Testament (Forthcoming Baker, 2007)

Love Your Neighbor (Crossway, 2007)

Reasons for Faith (Crossway, 2007)

Currently, Norman Geisler is professor of Theology and Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is a speaker for Christian Worldview at Worldview weekends and for Summit Ministries.


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