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Gary R. Habermas, (Ph.D., Michigan State University), Distinguished Research Professor and chair of the department of philosophy and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia (see www.liberty.edu), will address the theme: "Did the Resurrection Happen?".
In 2004 philosopher Antony Flew, one of the world's most prominent atheists, publicly acknowledged that he had become persuaded of the existence of God. Not long before that, in 2003, Flew and Christian philosopher Gary Habermas debated at a Veritas Forum at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Habermas, perhaps the world's leading expert on the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus, made the case for rational belief on the basis of the reliability of the evidence. Flew argued for alternative understandings of the evidence presented.
For two-and-a-half decades Flew and Habermas have been in friendly dialogue about the plausibility of the resurrection and the existence of God. The book, "Did the Resurrection Happen?", edited by David J. Baggett, presents the full content of their third and final debate, as well as transcripts of the Q & A session with the audience afterward. Also included are a 2004 conversation between Habermas and Flew shortly after Flew's much-publicized change of position, as well as editor David Baggett's assessment and analysis of the full history of Habermas and Flew's interactions.
Dr. Habermas is the author, coauthor or editor of twenty-seven books including Resurrected?: An Atheist & Theist Dialogue , The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus , The Risen Jesus & Future Hope , The Resurrection: Heart of New Testament Doctrine and The Resurrection: Heart of the Christian Life.
Co-hosting this broadcast is Pastor Ron Glass of Wading River Baptist Church in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, who has done his own thorough research on the writings of contemporary Atheists and Agnostics.
Dr. Gary R. Habermas's personal web site is http://www.garyhabermas.com/.