Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Apologist Profile: Doug Groothuis

Doug Groothuis is a philosopher, author, speaker, and writer. He has authored 10 books, published numerous articles in academic journals, popular publications, and newspapers.

Groothuis's primary passion is to make Christian truth known in contemporary culture and in the church. To that end, he speaks at many colleges and universities on apologetics and ethical themes. He is married to author and editor Rebecca Merrill Groothuis. [1]

You can check out Rebecca's site here. Moreover, Doug's blog, The Constructive Curmudgeon, can be viewed here.

Educational Background

Douglas R. Groothuis (pronunciation: grote-hice) received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oregon. He is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary, where he has served since 1993. [2]

Download Doug's Curriculum Vitae


On Jesus (Wadsworth Philosophers Series)

On Pascal (Wadsworth Philosophers Series)

Truth Decay: Defending Christianity against the Challenges of Postmodernism

Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World

Deceived by Light

To view a complete list of Doug's publications, see here.



Christian Apologetics Manifesto 2003: Sixteen Theses
[Please read this]

Out thinking the World for Christ

Staying True to the Truth

Six Enemies of Apologetic Engagement
[Highly Recommended]

Apologetics, Truth, and Humility

To view other articles by Doug on apologetics, see here.


The Ethics of Eternity

Some Problems with Pragmatism

Confronting the Challenge of Ethical Relativism

Why Matter Matters: The Challenge of Cyberspace to Christian Doctrine and Ethics

To view other articles by Doug on ethics, see here.


Nietzsche's Evaluation of Christian Ethics

Intelligent Design and the State University: Accepting the Challenge

The Jesus We Never Knew

Questioning Hume's Theory of Meaning

To view Doug's other articles on philosophy, see here.


A Call for Discretion on the Internet

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Evidence for Easter

The Gnostic Gospels: Are they Authentic?

To view a complete list of Doug's articles that include book reviews, topic bibliographies, social commentary, and more, see here.

To anyone interested in cutting edge apologetics, I cannot recommend Doug Groothuis's works more.

Courage and Godspeed,


1. Doug Groothuis, Biography, http://www.ivpress.com/groothuis/doug/biography.php
2. Ibid., http://www.ivpress.com/groothuis/doug/biography.php

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