Harold Lindsell

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Harold Lindsell
Academic background
EducationWheaton College

University of California, Berkeley

New York University
Academic work
InstitutionsColumbia Bible College (Columbia International University)

Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Fuller Theological Seminary

Harold Lindsell (December 22, 1913 – January 15, 1998[1]) was an evangelical Christian author and scholar who was one of the founding members of Fuller Theological Seminary.[2] He is best known for his 1976 book The Battle for the Bible.[3]

Lindsell was born in New York City and obtained degrees at Wheaton College, University of California, Berkeley and New York University.[1] He taught at Columbia Bible College (Columbia International University), Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Wheaton College before becoming editor of Christianity Today.[1] He served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society in 1971.[4]

Lindsell is credited with boosting the efforts of conservatives to wrest the Southern Baptist Convention away from moderates over the issue of biblical inerrancy.[1] Ruth Graham credited him with "being used by God to save her doubting faith" while she was a student at Wheaton.[3]

Lindsell's contributions to the exegesis of Scripture included preparing and editing the introductions, annotations, topical headings, marginal references, and index to the Harper Study Bible, published by Zondervan Bible Publishers.

Lindsell was diagnosed with polyneuropathy in 1991 and died of flu complications in 1998.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Harold Lindsell; Evangelical Scholar, Editor, Author". Los Angeles Times. 22 January 1998. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  2. ^ "History of Fuller Seminary | Our History | Fuller Seminary". Fuller Seminary. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  3. ^ a b c Toalston, Art (22 January 1998). "Harold Lindsell dies at 84; authored 'Battle for the Bible'". Baptist Press. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  4. ^ JETS, Volume 15.1.