According to the authors, the doctrine of inerrancy has been standard, accepted teaching for more than 1,000 years. In 1978, the famous "Chicago Statement" on inerrancy was adopted by the Evangelical Theological Society, and for decades it has been the accepted conservative evangelical doctrine of the Scriptures. However, in recent years, some prominent evangelical authors have challenged this statement in their writings.
Now eminent apologist and bestselling author Norman L. Geisler, who was one of the original drafters of the "Chicago Statement," and his coauthor, William C. Roach, present 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. Pastors, students, and armchair theologians will appreciate this clear, reasoned response to the current crisis.
Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical schools for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than seventy books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of 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. Dr. Roach also regularly contributes articles at www.defendinginerrancy.com and operates a blog titled Confessions of a Theologian.