Gary Habermas

Gary Robert Habermas (born 1950) is an American New Testament scholar and Christian apologist who frequently writes and lectures on the resurrection of Jesus. He is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University.

Gary Habermas
Gary Robert Habermas

(1950-06-28) June 28, 1950 (age 70)
  • Debbie (m. c. 1972; d. 1995)
  • Eileen
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisThe resurrection of Jesus: a rational inquiry (1976)
Academic work
  • History
  • philosophy
  • theology
School or traditionEvangelicalism
InstitutionsLiberty University
Main interestsResurrection of Jesus

Life and careerEdit

Habermas is a Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy and chairman of the department of philosophy at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.[1] He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1976) from Michigan State University in history and philosophy of religion with a thesis entitled "The resurrection of Jesus: a rational inquiry", and previously a master's degree (1973) from the University of Detroit in philosophical theology.[2] He has specialized in cataloging and communicating trends among scholars in the field of historical Jesus and New Testament studies.[3]



  • Habermas, Gary R.; Flew, Antony G. N. (1987). Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? The Resurrection Debate. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row. ISBN 9780060635497. OCLC 14903934.
  • ——— (1990). Dealing With Doubt. Chicago, IL: Moody Press. ISBN 9780802422507. OCLC 22971399.
  • ———; Stevenson, Kenneth (1990). The Shroud and the Controversy. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9780840771742. OCLC 20391758.
  • ——— (1984). Ancient Evidence for the Life of Jesus: Historical Records of His Death and Resurrection. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9780840759191. OCLC 11468656.
  • ——— (1996). The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ. Joplin, MO: College Press. ISBN 9780899007328. OCLC 34549074.
  • ——— (1999). The Thomas Factor: Using Your Doubts to Draw Closer to God. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman. ISBN 9780805417203. OCLC 39936227.
  • ——— (2003). The Risen Jesus & Future Hope. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780742532861. OCLC 51799265.
  • ———; Moreland, James P. (2004). Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. ISBN 9780891079996. OCLC 38023970.
  • ———; Licona, Michael R. (2004). The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel. ISBN 9780825427886. OCLC 123818389.
  • ———; Flew, Antony G. N. (2005). Resurrected?: An Atheist and Theist Dialogue. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780742542259. OCLC 56371182.
  • ———; Thomas, John C. (2008). What's Good about Feeling Bad?: Finding Purpose and a Path through Your Pain. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale Press. ISBN 9781414316895. OCLC 223940588.[4]
  • ———; Flew, Antony G. N. (2009). Baggett, David (ed.). A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew: Did the Resurrection Happen?. Veritas books. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 9780830837182. OCLC 300029735.
  • ——— (2010). Why is God Ignoring Me?. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 9781414316888. OCLC 436617333.

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