The Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus - A New "Double-Edged" Critique
Sunday, June 16
11 a.m. at CFI-L.A. (see admission prices below)
4:30 p.m. in Costa Mesa (http://cfiwest.org/groups/orange.htm#upcoming)*
Resurrectionists such as as William Lane Craig and Mike Licona level a series of charges against skeptics who reject the Resurrection, saying they presuppose the non-existence of God and the impossibility of the supernatural; falsely assume the relevance of science to the Resurrection; ignore the total evidence for the Resurrection, including so-called religio-historical context; and offer no plausible alternative explanation for the alleged facts of Easter, such as the empty tomb and postmortem appearances of the Risen Jesus.
Robert Greg Cavin, professor of philosophy at Cypress College, will refute these charges, showing that it is the Resurrection theory rather than its naturalistic rivals that has an astronomically low probability and that the theory is incapable of explaining the alleged facts of Easter.
Cavin, who received his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from UC-Irvine, teaches classes in the Philosophy of Religion and Jesus and His Interpreters. His research specialty is the Bayesian epistemology of miracles and the Resurrection of Jesus. He is the co-author of The Doubting Thomas Guide to Logic and Religion and several articles on the Resurrection of Jesus and miracles. Cavin has debated a number of leading Christian philosophers, including Craig, Licona, and Douglas Geivett.
*This event will also be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center at 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa. map (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&source=hp&ie=UTF8&q=1845+park+ave+costa+mesa+ca&fb=1&gl=us&hnear=1845+park+ave+costa+mesa+ca&view=map&cid=3843440224552721070&iwloc=A&ved=0CBsQpQY&sa=X&ei=FpunS7mfOJHosAOfstySCA)
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