Dr. Richard G. Howe

Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics

Bio

Dr. Howe is the past President of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (ISCA). He is a writer as well as a public speaker and debater in churches, conferences, and university campuses on issues concerning Christian apologetics and philosophy. He has spoken and/or debated in churches and universities in the US and Canada as well as Europe and Africa on issues relating to the defense of the Christian faith.

Website: www.richardghowe.com

E-mail: [email protected]

Research Interests and Expertise

Both Dr. Howe’s master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation focused on the issue of the existence of God. His master’s theses is titled “An Analysis of William Lane Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument” in which Dr. Howe defended the argument against objections that had come out against the argument subsequent to the publishing of Dr. Craig’s important book on the subject.

Dr. Howe’s doctoral dissertation is titled “A Defense of Thomas Aquinas’s Second Way” in which he defended Aquinas’s efficient causality argument for the existence of God against criticisms of theistic arguments in general, against criticisms of causal theistic arguments more narrowly, and against specific criticisms to Aquinas’s version of the efficient causality argument for God’s existence—the second of Aquinas’s famous “Five Ways.”

Publications

Dissertation: A Defense of Thomas Aquinas’ Second Way

Master’s theses: An Analysis of William Lane Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Arkansas
  • M.A.,  Philosophy, University of Mississippi
  • B.A.,  Bible, Mississippi College

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