RIP: Dr. Norman Geisler, 1932-2019

Dr. Norman Geisler, philosopher, systematic theologian, and classical Christian apologist, died early in the morning today, according to one of Geisler’s best-known students, Ravi Zacharias.

Dr. Norman Geisler (Screen shot from The One-Minute Apologist)

Geisler was “blessed with an incredible mind and being a prolific writer, he influenced tens of thousands all over the world. He was one of the most ardent defenders of the Holy Scriptures,” Zacharias said in a Facebook post today. That is an understatement, to be sure.

It’s difficult to measure the academic and popular influence of Geisler, but in his scholarship, rhetorical skills and teaching excellence he certainly ranks with C.S. Lewis, Josh McDowell, William Lane Craig, Zacharias and Gary Habermas as a key factor in the explosion in recent decades of credible, compelling philosophical, historical, archeological and other evidence for the reliability of the Bible, the literal resurrection of Christ and the existence of God. Continue reading “RIP: Dr. Norman Geisler, 1932-2019”