Scholar to discuss "Death and Beyond: The Hope of Resurrection"
Gary Habermas, professor of philosophy and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., will discuss Death and Beyond: The Hope of Resurrection in two separate Bates College lectures at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Hirasawa Lounge, Chase Hall and at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend each of these Thomas F. Staley Foundation lectures, sponsored by the Bates College Christian Fellowship, free of charge.
Habermas’ Feb. 10 lecture is titled Life After Death: Near Death Experiences and the Resurrection. His Feb. 11 talk is titled The Evidence for the Resurrection.
Habermas earned his doctorate from Michigan State University and his doctorate in divinity from Emmanuel College, Oxford. A frequent lecturer at universities and colleges throughout the United States, Habermas is the author of several books and journal articles concerned with various aspects of the rationale for Christian faith, including The Thomas Factor: Using Your Doubts to Draw Closer to God and Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality. The Thomas F. Staley Foundation provides Bates College with an annual lectureship on some aspect of Christian faith and scholarship.