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Raised on the Third Day

Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus

W. David Beck

392 pages
Lexham Press

Did Jesus rise from the dead? Is resurrection even possible?

Raised on the Third Day approaches these questions with critical and believing eyes. A variety of contributors—including J. P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, Craig A. Evans, Beth M. Sheppard, and Sean McDowell—evaluate scriptural, historical, moral, and apologetic issues related to Christ’s death and resurrection. Readers will better appreciate how Gary Habermas has shaped the discussion and how scholarship can be moved forward. Study of Christ’s resurrection is far from exhausted.

Gary R. Habermas is one of the most influential Christian philosophers and apologists of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. His life’s work has focused on matters pertaining to the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus, and it is widely agreed that Habermas is the foremost authority on the subject. This festschrift is a tribute to that work.

Author Bio
W. David Beck is professor of philosophy at Liberty University. His focus in research and teaching has been in the philosophy of religion, specifically the existence of God and the cosmological argument.

Michael R. Licona is a New Testament scholar, apologist, and historian. He is associate professor in theology at Houston Baptist University and director at Risen Jesus, Inc. He is the author of numerous books, including The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach and Paul Meets Muhammad.