The philosophy department of OBU’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry is proud to partner with First Baptist Church McLoud in welcoming Dr. Gary Habermas, research professor of philosophy at Liberty University, to Bison Hill for a series of lectures Jan. 14-15.

Habermas is an American historian, New Testament scholar, philosopher of religion and Christian apologist who serves as a leading scholar on the resurrection of Christ. He holds a master’s degree in philosophical theology from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of religion from Michigan State University.

Habermas has authored, co-authored or edited 43 books, more than half of which center on the various aspects of the resurrection, including “Did Jesus Rise from the Dead,” “The Risen Jesus” and “Future Hope.” He has also contributed more than 70 chapters and essays to additional books and close to 200 articles and reviews in journals and other publications.

Habermas has been a visiting or adjunct professor at more than 15 different graduate schools and seminaries throughout the world. He is currently a distinguished research professor and chair of the department of philosophy at Liberty University, where he teaches full-time in the Ph.D. program in the School of Divinity.

Before visiting Bison Hill, Habermas will be presenting a series of talks at First Baptist Church McLoud.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 14, Habermas will deliver a series of five lectures at OBU in conjunction with the J-Term Christian Worldview course. His lectures will draw from his life-long research on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. All lectures will be held in the Geiger Center rooms 218-220

The first of Habermas’s lectures, titled “Why Does the Resurrection Matter?”, will take place Monday, Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by “Joy and the Resurrection” at 11 a.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 15 he will deliver “Evidences from the Empty Tomb” at 9:30 a.m. and “Are There Other Options? Responding to Skeptical Hypothesis about Jesus’ Fate” at 11 a.m.

On Monday evening there will be a special two-hour lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., titled “Was Jesus Raised from the Dead?” All lectures are free and open to the community.

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