Monday, April 06, 2009

Apologist Profile: Dr. Gary Habermas


Dr. Gary Habermas is one of the foremost experts in the world regarding the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

He has debated, written, and discussed on this topic in numerous books, publications, and interviews; some of which are listed below.

Dr. Habermas is most likely best known for his "minimal facts" argument for the resurrection of Jesus. However, he has also written and spoke extensively on how to deal with doubt and near-death experiences.

Not only is Dr. Habermas a scholar of the first rank, but he also lives out what he believes. He has often been commended by even his opponents of being a genuine, caring individual.

Education


Ph.D., (1976), Michigan State University
Area: History and Philosophy of Religion

M.A., (1973), University of Detroit
Area: Philosophical Theology

B.R.E., (1972), William Tyndale College
Majors: Christian Education, Bible, Social Sciences
Minors: Philosophy, Greek, English and Speech

You can view Dr. Habermas' resume here.

Publications


The Risen Jesus and Future Hope

The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ

The Case for the Resurrection, co-authored with Mike Licona (Highly Recommended)

Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immorality
, co-authored with J.P. Moreland

The Thomas Factor: Using your Doubts to Draw Closer to God
(Available for free on Dr. Habermas' website)

Articles

Recent Perspectives on the Reliability of the Gospels

Resurrection Claims in Non-Christian Religions

Resurrection Research from 1975 to the Present: What are Critical Scholars Saying?


Experience of Risen Jesus: The Foundational Historical Issue in the Early Proclamation of the Resurrection

Jesus Resurrection and Contemporary Criticism: An Apologetic
Part 2

Explaining Away Jesus' Resurrection: The Recent Revival of Hallucination Theories

Jesus, Inspiration, and Scripture

The Late Twentieth-Century Resurgence of Naturalistic Responses to Jesus' Resurrection

Jesus' Resurrection: When Truth Confronts our Worst Suffering

Audio


Veracity of the New Testament- Veritas Forum- audio

State of Apologetics Today: My Methods Explained in detail- audio

A large list of other audio that includes Dr. Habermas' lectures, debates, and interviews can be found here.


I encourage our readers and team members to familiarize yourself with Dr. Habermas' arguments and works. His book, co-written with Mike Licona, The Case for the Resurrection, is a great book for those just beginning to study the resurrection.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross

1 comment:

winteryknight said...

I wrote a post featuring a lecture with Gary Habermas on 1 Corinthians 15, which is the earliest evidence for the minimal facts about the resurrection.

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/gary-habermas-explains-the-earliest-source-of-resurrection-facts/