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Gary R. Habermas
Born (1950-06-28) June 28, 1950 (age 64)
Detroit, MI
Residence Lynchburg, VA
Nationality American
Education BRE (1972), MA (1973), PhD (1976)
Alma mater William Tyndale College
University of Detroit
Michigan State University
Occupation Distinguished Research Professor
Chair, Department of Philosophy
Employer Liberty University
Religion Christian
Denomination Evangelical
Spouse(s) Eileen
Website
GaryHabermas.com

Gary Robert Habermas[pronunciation?] (born 1950) is an American historian, New Testament scholar, and philosopher of religion. He is a renowned and prolific author, lecturer, and debater on the topic of the Resurrection of Jesus.

Biography[edit]

Habermas is Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy and chairman of the department of philosophy and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. (1976) from Michigan State University in the area of History and Philosophy of Religion and an M.A. (1973) from the University of Detroit in Philosophical Theology. He has specialized in cataloging and communicating trends among scholars in the field of historical Jesus and New Testament studies. Habermas has authored or co-authored 35 books on religious and philosophical subjects, contributed to over 60 chapters or articles in books, and published over 100 articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals.[1] He continues to do research, publish popular and academic papers, give debates, and he frequently appears on television.

In 1985, Dr. Gary Habermas and Antony Flew debated the question of Jesus' resurrection as a literal and historical/physical event, before a crowd of 3000 people. Five philosophers and five professional debate judges judged the debate. Of the philosophers who judged on the content of the debate, four voted that Habermas won and the other was undecided. Of the debate judges who voted on debate technique, three voted for Habermas while two voted for Flew.[2] The debate was published as a book under the title Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? The Resurrection Debate (Harper & Row).

In 2004, Habermas conducted an interview with Antony Flew published in Biola University's Philosophia Christi journal, in which Flew reversed his long-standing espousal of atheism by endorsing deistic theism.[3] Flew has confirmed that this was not a mere shift from believing that God does not exist to lacking belief in God, but a shift to holding a positive belief that God exists.[4]

Habermas was married to Debbie for 23 years until her death from cancer in 1995. He then remarried Eileen. Between them they have seven children and eleven grandchildren.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Why is God Ignoring Me? (Tyndale House Publishers, 2010).
  • A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew: Did the Resurrection Happen? (InterVarsity Press, 2009).
  • with John Thomas What's so God about Feeling Bad?, (Tyndale, 2008).
  • with Jerry Walls & David Baggett C.S. Lewis as Philosopher, (InterVarsity, 2008).
  • Resurrected? : An Atheist and Theist Dialogue, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).
  • with Licona, Michael The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, (Kregel, 2004).
  • with Moreland, J.P. Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality, (Crossway, 2004).
  • The Risen Jesus & Future Hope, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).
  • The Thomas Factor: Using Your Doubts to Draw Closer to God (Broadman & Holman, 1999).
  • The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ (College Press: Joplin, MI 1996).
  • Ancient Evidence for the Life of Jesus: Historical Records of His Death and Resurrection
  • Dealing With Doubt (Moody Press, 1990)
  • Gary R. Habermas and Antony G. N. Flew, Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? The Resurrection Debate, ed. Terry L. Miethe (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987; Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2003).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.garyhabermas.com/habermas_resume.htm
  2. ^ http://www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=639
  3. ^ http://www.biola.edu/antonyflew/
  4. ^ Flew, Antony (November 4, 2008). There is a God. New York: HarperOne. p. 185. ISBN 0061335304. 

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