"Jesuits Beget Jesuits: Norman Geisler Veritas & Calvary Chapel Bible College"
One has to wonder why so many evangelical preachers and teachers out there, are Jesuit trained? Why do so many hold to Catholic philosophers? One thing to remember as you read News4theMasses article, Norman Geisler as I talked here in my article "Ecumenical Teachers at Calvary Chapel Bible College?" is a man that considers himself a Thomist.
From an evangelical website that promotes Thomism:
What is Thomism?
Thomism is the teachings that follow the theology and philosophy of Thomas Aquinas (d.1274). Aquinas left a massive amount of writings, dealing with much of the same issues that people wrestle with in modern times. His most well-known work is the Summa Theologica, a huge work that deals not only with theology, but also lays a foundation for philosophy, psychology, and government. He deals with each topic by answering almost every conceivable question, dividing each problem into many sub parts, each of which proposes all the objections imaginable, then answering each objection. Therefore Thomas Aquinas’ work is both a statement of theology and a defense against critics.
Norm Geisler is mentioned here too:
Authors who are influenced by Thomism include Norman Geisler, Thomas Howe, Joseph Owen, Jacques Maratain, George Klubertanz, Etienne Gilson, R. P. Phillips, and many others. Sources of how Thomism can be applied to evangelical theology and philosophy are:
Norman Geisler, who published a four-volume Systematic Theology, and a book called Thomas Aquinas: An Evangelical Appraisal.
Etienne Gilson, Being and Some Philosophers.
Henry Babcock Veatch, Two Logics: The Conflict Between Classical and Neo-Analytic Philosophy.
For the beginner interested in Aquinas and for those who have little exposure to classical philosophy, I’d suggest starting with Geisler’s book Thomas Aquinas
Now let me remind people Thomas Aquinas was a Roman Catholic who supported the Inquisition
Here is what he wrote about HERETICS in the Catholic church and what should be done with them.
"Aquin.: SMT SS Q A Body Para. 1/2
I answer that, With regard to heretics two points must be observed: one, on their own side; the other, on the side of the Church. On their own side there is the sin, whereby they deserve not only to be separated from the Church by excommunication, but also to be severed from the world by death. For it is a much graver matter to corrupt the faith which quickens the soul, than to forge money, which supports temporal life. Wherefore if forgers of money and other evil-doers are forthwith condemned to death by the secular authority, much more reason is there for heretics, as soon as they are convicted of heresy, to be not only excommunicated but even put to death.
And here Norman Gesiler wrote a book praising this man and his vain philosophies.
Will Norman Geisler be praising the virtues of Thomas Aquinas at Veritas Calvary Chapel conferences and classes this year?
Don't forget what Norman Geisler said, when the last Pope was elected:
Relativism, pluralism and naturalism are the three main foes of evangelicalism today and they're the main foes of conservative Roman Catholics," said Norman Geisler, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., and co-author of Roman Catholics and Evangelicals: Agreements and Differences.
"We rejoice in the choice because he's going to hold the line and he's not going to allow the liberal element in the Catholic Church to reverse any of those things."