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Ravi Zacharias

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Ravi Zacharias at the RZIM Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias, best known as Ravi Zacharias (Chenai, born 1946), is an evangelical Christian apologist, evangelist and philosopher who was born in India, emigrated to Canada in his twenties, and is currently living in the USA. He is the author of many Christian books, including the bestsellers "Can Man Live Without God?", "Light in the Shadow of Jihad" and "The Grand Weaver". The book "Can Man Live Without God?" was awarded the Gold Medallion Book Award winner in 1995.[1]. He is the founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices worldwide reaching Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Zacharias is married to Margie Zacharias, has three grown children and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
4725 Peachtree Corners Circle – Suite 250
Norcross, GA 30092
Toll-Free: (800) 448-6766
Phone: (770) 449-6766


In 1972, Zacharias earned his undergraduate degree from Tyndale University College & Seminary (then Ontario Bible College) and his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University. He also "has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity degree both from Houghton College, NY" and "a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College in Kentucky."[2] In 2013 he received an honorary doctorate from Liberty University.[3] "He is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England. Dr. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era."[4]


Zacharias argues that a coherent worldview must be able to satisfactorily answer four questions: the origin, meaning, morality and destiny of man. He says that although all major religions make exclusive claims about truth, the Christian faith is the only one able to fully answer all four questions.

Zacharias focuses his concern with existential questions. One of his focuses is the question of evolution and the origin of life. He says that evolution is irreconcilably contradictory to the second law of thermodynamics.[5]



Books translated to portuguese


Video "Why I'm Not an Atheist "

Video "Dawkins Tells Atheists To "Mock Religion With Contempt," And Ravi Zacharias Responds"


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