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Richard G. Howe

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Richard G. Howe

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Apologetics (B.A., 1980; M.A., 1990; Ph.D., 2004) Dissertation: A Defense of Thomas Aquinas' Second Way

Both a debater and speaker, Dr. Richard G. Howe has taught courses in philosophy at the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Marquette University and the University of Arkansas.

Currently Dr. Howe is Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics and the Director of the Ph.D. Program at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

He is also a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal and to date, has contributed to several apologetics books and lectured extensively in Philosophy and Christian Apologetics in the United States, Canada, across Europe, and in Africa.

  • Ph.D., 2004, Philosophy, University of Arkansas

  • M.A., 1990, Philosophy, University of Mississippi

  • B.A., 1980, Bible, Mississippi College

Book Chapters Authored
  • "Knowing Christianity is True: The Relationship Between Faith and Reason," in To Everyone An Answer: A Case For The Christian Worldview, 2004.

  • "Witchcraft," in Reasons for Faith: Making the Case for the Christian Faith, 2007.

  • "The New Testament, Jesus Christ, and the Da Vinci Code," in Reasons for Faith: Making the Case for the Christian Faith, 2007.

  • "Philosophical Antecedents to Thomas Aquinas' Second Way," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, (Spring 2012).

  • "Two Notions of tthe Infinite in Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae 1, Questions 2 and 46," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol 8, no. 1, (Spring 2009).

  • "On The Function of Philososphy," Christian Apologetics Journal, (2008).

  • "Dualism" and "Empiricism," The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics, (2008).

  • "Are There Historical Errors in the Bible?" Areopagus Journal of the Apologetics Resource Center, (2007).

  • "Witchcraft: It May Not Be What You Think, " Christian Research Journal, (2005).

    Winner of the Evangelical Press Association's Award of "Higher Goals" and Third Place in General Article (Long) category for 2006.

  • "From the Nature God to the God of Nature: Reaching Out to Wiccans," Christian Research Journal vol. 28, no. 4, (2005): 10-11.

  • "Satanism: A Taste for the Dark Side," Christian Research Journal, vol. 28, no. 5, (2005): 41.

  • "Some Concerns about John C. Maxwell," Midwest Christian Outreach Journal, (2003).

  • "Does the Bible Teach Reincarnation?" Midwest Christian Outreach Journal, 1996.

  • "Homosexuality in America: Exposing the Myths," American Family Association, (1994).

  • "Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A Beginner's Guide to Life's Big Questions," by Garret J DeWeese and J.P. Moreland.

  • "Find It Quick Handbook on Cults & New Religions: Where Did They Come From? What Do They Believe?" by Ron Rhodes.

  • "Answering the Objections of Atheists, Agnostics & Skeptics" by Ron Rhodes.

  • "Protecting Your Teen From Today's Witchcraft: A Parent's Guide to Confronting Wicca and the Occult" by Steve Russo.

  • "Hard Questions Real Answers" by William Lane Craig.

  • "Thinking about God: First Steps in Philosophy" by Gregory E. Ganssle.

  • "God? A Debate Between a Christian and an Atheist" by William Lane Craig and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.

Academic Experience
  • Contributing Writer at Christian Research Journal, (Current).

  • Director of the Ph.D. Program, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (Current).

  • Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (Current).

  • Adjunct Professor Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (2007 - 2008).

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Luther Rice University, (2007 - 2008).

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas, (2001 - 2004).

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (1995 - 2001).

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Marquette University, (1990 - 1992).

  • Instructor in Philosophy, Mississippi State University, (1989 - 1990).

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Mississippi, (1987 - 1989).

Ministry Experience
  • Minister of Youth, Lawndale Presbyterian Church, (1987; 1989- 1990; 1993).

  • Summer Youth Minister, First Baptist Church, (1981).

Professional Memberships
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society

  • Society of Christian Philosophers

  • International Society of Christian Apologetics

  • Richard is married to Rebekah Howe. In their spare time, Richard and Rebekah enjoy international travel.