Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?: A Surgeon-Scientist Examines the Evidence

By Thomas A. Miller, MD

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Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?: A Surgeon-Scientist Examines the Evidence

By Thomas A. Miller, MD

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How can a respected scientist believe in the resurrection?
Can I trust the Bible’s account that Jesus actually rose from the dead?
If the resurrection really occurred, of what importance is it to you and me?

Our ready embrace of the authority of science has left many doubting that Jesus’s resurrection was a verifiable, historical event. Yet Thomas Miller, an experienced scientist and well-respected surgeon, challenges the notion that modern medicine has disproved the possibility of the resurrection.

Through careful investigation of the evidence and evaluation of its reliability, Dr. Miller demonstrates that science and religion are not incompatible and makes a compelling case for the reality of the resurrection.


Thomas A. Miller, MD

Thomas A. Miller, MD (Temple University Medical School) has had a distinguished career in surgery spanning more than 35 years. Previously serving on the surgical faculties of the University of Texas (Houston) and Saint Louis University, he currently is Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. In addition to being an active clinical surgeon and educator, he also has been involved in original investigation concerning various aspects of digestive function, much of it funded by the National Institutes of Health for some 26 years. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the editor of three textbooks on surgical physiology.

Product Details

Category: Apologetics
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 7.74 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3307-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3307-5
ISBN-UPC: 9781433533075
Case Quantity: 60
Published: February 28, 2013

Table of Contents

1.  Can a Credible Scientist Really Believe in the Resurrection? 
2.  Can the New Testament (and especially the Gospels) be Trusted?
3.  Did Christ Really Die by Crucifixion?
4.  What’s So Great About an Empty Tomb and Undisturbed Grave Clothes?
5.  Are 500 Witnesses Enough?
6.  Was a Bodily Resurrection Really Necessary?
7.  What is the Meaning of a Resurrection?
8.  Christ’s Death: An Accident of History or Divinely Planned?
9.  Epilogue: The Key That Fits the Lock


“Dr. Miller has powerfully and uniquely described the resurrection of Jesus Christ, making it intellectually tenable to the scientific mind.”
Carl E. Haisch, Professor of Surgery, Director of Surgical Education, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, East Carolina University

“While many books have been written about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, both pro and con, this work is one-of-a-kind. Most references cite evidence using both medical and scientific expertise. As an accomplished practicing surgeon and research scientist, Miller has approached this book methodically and comprehensively after devoting many years of study. This is an outstanding resource for anyone questioning the authenticity of the resurrection, or for those seeking to better understand the foundation of the Christian faith.”
Jeannie Falwell Savas, Associate Professor of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University; Chief of Surgery, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center

“Miller has applied his knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring the unspeakable reality of the crucifixion and death of Christ to our awareness as a prelude to applying the principles of scientific inquiry to a sound defense of the physical resurrection of Christ. The resurrection is pivotal to Miller’s comprehensible, reflective, and personal apologetics of forgiveness, redemption, and restoration. Those seeking truth will be clearly directed to the Way. The wealth of physical and scriptural support for the crucified and resurrected Christ will reaffirm the believer’s convictions.”
Gordon L. Kauffman, Jr., Steven and Sharon Baron Professor of Surgery, Professor of Physiology, Humanities and Medicine, The Penn State University College of Medicine

“It is a distinct pleasure for me to highly endorse this book. I worked with Dr. Miller for many years when he was Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School. His educational credentials strongly validate him as an excellent clinical surgeon and as an outstanding researcher in the basic science of medicine. Dr. Miller is uniquely qualified as a scientist to write about the resurrection of Jesus because he is thoroughly familiar with the scientific method, which he uses throughout his book. All scientific analyses are documented and footnoted, and resources for additional investigation are given. As an academic researcher, his conclusions are stated carefully and accurately based on the data. This book is a ‘must read’ for those who are searching for truth and a logical, unbiased evaluation of the facts concerning the physical resurrection of Jesus.”
Bruce V. MacFadyen, Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Medical School Houston