Harold Lindsell

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

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, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary, before becoming editor of Christianity Today.[1] He served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society in 1971.[3]

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.[2]

Lindell was diagnosed with polyneuropathy in 1991, and died of flu complications in 1998.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Harold Lindsell; Evangelical Scholar, Editor, Author". Los Angeles Times. 22 January 1998. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Toalston, Art (22 January 1998). "Harold Lindsell dies at 84; authored 'Battle for the Bible'". Baptist Press. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ JETS, Volume 15.1.