Defending Inerrancy

Affirming the Accuracy of Scripture for a New Generation

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The doctrine of inerrancy has been taught for a millennium. Now, it’s at risk.

Leading apologist and bestselling author Norman L. Geisler, who was one of the original drafters of the “Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy,” and his coauthor, William C. Roach, present here a defense of the traditional understanding of inerrancy for a new generation of Christians who are being assaulted with challenges to the nature of God, truth, and language.

“In yet another generation, the inerrancy of the Bible is being called into question. Defending Inerrancy is a much-needed work and one that will start an important and timely conversation. This is a book that cannot, must not, and will not be ignored.”—R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“The authors give a very informative but deeply disturbing digest of several recent attacks on Scripture that have come from supposedly evangelical authors and institutions just in the past decade. It is time for genuine believers to awaken to this issue again and speak up with a clear, united voice of confidence and conviction. We owe a debt to Geisler and Roach for their willingness to stand at the front line in this renewed battle for the Bible.”—John MacArthur, pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; president, The Master’s College and Seminary

“The earliest attack of Satan was on the question of whether or not God had really said what our first parents understood him to say. In this superb volume, Geisler and Roach have demonstrated once again that the attack, though an old one, must and can be answered. Anyone engaging the culture needs to read this book.”—Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“The biblical doctrine of inerrancy is both true and of crucial importance for the life and health of the church. Geisler and Roach provide an excellent, up-to-date treatment of the recent history of the doctrine, an analysis of what it does and does not mean, and a response to recent attacks against it.”—J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology; author, The God Question

Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) is Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than seventy books, including Christian Apologetics.

William C. Roach (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior editor of The Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics and adjunct professor at The College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, NC, and Capital Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Dr. Roach has written numerous articles and book chapters, and he is the coeditor of Vital Issues in the Inerrancy Debate and author of Hermeneutics as Epistemology.


Endorsements

"Well, here we go again. In yet another generation, the inerrancy of the Bible is being called into question. This time the issues are often more subtle, but they represent a clear and present challenge for those who would defend and affirm the perfection of the Holy Scriptures. Defending Inerrancy is a much-needed work and one that will start an important and timely conversation. This is a book that cannot, must not, and will not be ignored."--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"In the following pages Norman Geisler, who contributed as much as anyone to International Council on Biblical Inerrancy's [ICBI] original legacy, and William Roach interact with evangelical hypotheses that have the effect of confusing that legacy. They are masterly gatekeepers, and I count it an honor to commend this work to the Christian world."--J. I . Packer, from the foreword

"Even in the days of the ICBI, Norm Geisler knew that every generation would have to address the question of the faithfulness of God's Word. After all, the earliest attack of Satan was on the question of whether or not God had really said what our first parents understood him to say. In this superb volume, Geisler has demonstrated once again that the attack, though an old one, must and can be answered. Anyone engaging the culture needs to read this book."--Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"The biblical doctrine of inerrancy is both true and of crucial importance for the life and health of the church. Geisler and Roach provide an excellent, up-to-date treatment of the recent history of the doctrine, an analysis of what it does and does not mean, and a response to recent attacks against it. I am glad to see this book come out and happy to recommend it."--J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology; author of The God Question

"Norm Geisler and I both served on the ICBI for the ten years of its existence. What Dr. Geisler has now written in his new book is certainly a masterpiece and worthy of careful attention by all who are interested in dealing with the inerrancy of the Word of God."--Earl D. Radmacher, president emeritus, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon

"This volume is a call to consider the trustworthiness of Scripture. It is written by one of framers of the seminal Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, 1978. I maintain that everyone interested in spreading the message of the Bible should read and absorb Geisler's treatment of this subject. It will strengthen your conviction that God's 'Word is truth' and that it 'will stand forever.'"--Phil Roberts, president, Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri

"Church history records many a 'battle for the Bible.' So it is not surprising that in our day, the debate about inerrancy rages. Norman Geisler and William Roach provide an excellent history of the debate and bring the battle up to date with recent challenges to inerrancy. Their book is an essential manual to understand the debate and to defend biblical inerrancy."--Kerby Anderson, national director, Probe Ministries; host, Point of View

"This is one of the most important books of the decade. Geisler and Roach not only answer contemporary challenges to inerrancy but also provide a theological, apologetical, and philosophical analysis and defense of inerrancy that is rather stunning in its breadth and detail. Theology students both young and old will benefit immensely from this well-researched, well-written volume."--Ron Rhodes, president, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries

"This book begins with a tremendously helpful history of the 'battle for the Bible,' the controversy that dominated the evangelical landscape some thirty-five years ago. The authors recount the powerful defense of biblical accuracy and authority that was led by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy in the 1970s and 1980s. Then they give a very informative but deeply disturbing digest of several recent attacks on Scripture that have come from supposedly evangelical authors and institutions just in the past decade.

The very same issues are under debate as before, and all the same tired, already-answered arguments have been hauled out once more against Scripture. It is time for genuine believers to awaken to this issue again and speak up with a clear, united voice of confidence and conviction. We owe a debt to Norm Geisler and Bill Roach for their willingness to stand at the front line in this renewed battle for the Bible."--John MacArthur, pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; president, The Master's College and Seminary


The Authors

  1. Norman L. Geisler

    Norman L. Geisler

    Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical colleges and seminaries for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the...

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  2. William C. Roach

    William C. Roach

    William C. Roach (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior editor of The Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics and adjunct professor at The College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, NC, and Capital...

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