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Liberty University’s Graduate School is defined by academic excellence and a commitment to Christian faith — but what does that look like inside the classroom? Liberty’s distinguished graduate professors share a common philosophy about their vocations. Teaching is not only their job, but their ministry to students.
Dr. Gary Habermas, professor of theology and apologetics, instills excellence in his students daily by equipping them with knowledge from a broad range of experience and extensive research.
A veteran faculty member, Habermas has been with Liberty for 31 years; however, his experiences have not been limited to the Lynchburg, Va. campus. He has lectured widely in Western Europe and around the U.S., and has taught approximately 40 courses at 15 different graduate schools and seminaries worldwide.
During his career, Habermas has authored more than 36 books with both secular and evangelical publishers. He has also published more than 60 chapters and essays in additional books, as well as more than 100 articles and reviews in periodicals. Most of these publications were written on the resurrection of Jesus, Habermas’ specialty throughout his career. He recently published “Enduring Your Season of Suffering” with co-author John Thomas through Liberty University Press. This book presents important biblical insight on why suffering impacts us and how we should respond to it. It is currently being used in Liberty University Counseling courses.
Habermas primarily teaches at the doctoral level in the Ph.D. program in theology and apologetics at Liberty University School of Divinity. In addition, he teaches in Liberty’s counseling program. Habermas’ most frequent courses and subjects include philosophy of religion & helping professions, apologetic methodology, and miracles. In addition to teaching roles, he serves as chair of the department of philosophy at Liberty.
As a graduate professor, Habermas says one of his greatest privileges is sharing with students how the Christian worldview translates into consistent life application.