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...
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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. This book presents the full content of their third and final debate, as well as transcripts of the Q and 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.
^^Here is your opportunity to listen in on a conversation with two of the greatest thinkers of our era about one of the most pivotal events in human history. Follow the evidence wherever it leads. And decide for yourself whether it's believable that a man could rise from the dead.
Gary R. Habermas (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Distinguished Research Professor and chair of the department of philosopher and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is the author, coauthor or editor of many books, including The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus and The Resurrection: Heart of the Christian Life. Antony Flew (D.Litt., University of Keele) has taught philosophy at Oxford University, University of Aberdeen, University of Keele and University of Reading. His many books include god and Philosophy, The Presumption of Atheism and most recently There Is a God. Habermas and Flew's previous debates were published as Resurrected? An Atheist Deist Dialogus and Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? The Resurrection Debate. David Baggett (Ph.D., Wayne State University) is professor of philosophy at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is the coeditor of Harry Potter and Philosophy cC.S. Lewis as Philosopher.
Anthony G. Flew (D.Litt., University of Keele) is a Philosopher and former atheist Antony Flew set the agenda for modern atheism with his 1950 essay "Theology and Falsification," which became the most widely reprinted philosophical publication of the last half century. In recent years he has had a complete change of direction.
Flew has published over thirty books, including God and Philosophy, The Presumption of Atheism, How to Think Straight and most recently There is a God. He spent twenty years as professor of philosophy at the University of Keele and has also held positions at Oxford, the University of Aberdeen, and the University of Reading. He now lives in Reading, England.
Gary R. Habermas (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Distinguished Research Professor and chair of the department of philosophy and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is the author, co-author or editor of twenty-seven books including Resurrected? An Atheist & Deist Dialogue (with A. Flew), The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (with M. Licona), The Risen Jesus & Future Hope; The Resurrection: Heart of New Testament Doctrine and The Resurrection: Heart of the Christian Life.
- <em>daniel Cho, Executive Director, The Veritas Forum</em>
- Introduction: A Man, A Friendship And An Argument
- <em>david Baggett</em>
- <strong>part I: 2003 Resurrection Debate Between Antony Flew And Gary R. Habermas</strong>
- Historical Evidence For The Crucifixion, Death, Burial And Resurrection Of Jesus
- Assessing The Claims Of The Resurrection
- Considering The Resurrection Appearances
- What Counts As Evidence?
- Is Belief Justifiable?
- Questions From The Audience
- <strong>part Ii: Antony Flew's Journey To Theism</strong>
- My Pilgrimage From Atheism To Theism: A Discussion Between Anthony Flew And Gary Habermas
- Anthony Flew's Deism Revisited: A Review Essay On <em>there Is A God</em>
- <em>gary R. Habermas</em>
- <strong>part Iii: Resurrection Matters: Assessing The Habermas/flew Discussion</strong>
- <em>david Baggett</em>
- The Historical Evidence
- The Resurrection Inference
- Some Skeptical Challenges
- Ten Philosophical Concerns
- Where Flew Is
- Why Flew Should Become A Christian
- Appendix: Bayes's Theorem And The Resurrection
- A Selected Bibliography