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Resurrected or Reimagined?

  • Mershon Auditorium 1871 North High Street Columbus, OH, 43210 United States (map)

Christian and atheist professors discuss the plausibility of Jesus rising from the dead

For centuries many have believed that Jesus rose from the dead without considering the evidence. Others have considered the resurrection to be immensly implausible. Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Licona will each present their views on this disputed topic, followed by a moderated dialogue with time set aside for audience Q&A.

Come and consider if Jesus rose from the dead, and why it matters. Free and open to the public. Priority seating to OSU affiliates.

Speaker Bios:


Dr. Mike Licona, Houston Baptist University

Department of Theology

Dr. Licona is associate professor in theology at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of numerous books including Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? What We Can Learn From Ancient Biography (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (IVP Academic, 2010). He has spoken on more than 90 university campuses.


Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology

Dr. Shapiro is a philosophy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests are mainly in philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind, and his current research focuses on issues concerning multiple realization and embodied cognition. He has completed a book on the topic of miracles called The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified (Columbia University Press, 2016).

Watch a recording of the event:

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