Robert Greg Cavin, Ph.D.

Philosophy & Religious Studies | Social Sciences


Phone: (714) 484-7007

Office Hours: 12:05-1:35 p.m. Monday & Wednesday; 7:30-8:55 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday

Location: Humanities Building H-221

About Professor Cavin


Cavin has taught at Whittier College, UCI, San Diego State University, Chapman University, Irvine Valley College, and MiraCosta College. He has taught at Cypress College since 1996.


  • A.A., Long Beach City College
  • B.A., Religious Studies, USC
  • M.A., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine


  • The Doubting Thomas Guide to Logic and Religion (with Carlos A. Colombetti; Random NPC Publications, 2008; new edition in preparation)
  • Resurrection and the End of Miracles (with Carlos A. Colombetti; in preparation)


  • “Is There Sufficient Evidence to Establish the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus?” (Faith and Philosophy, 1995); reprinted in The Empty Tomb, Richard Price and Jeff Lowder, eds. (Prometheus Press, 2005)
  • “The Tangled Vine:  Preliminaries to Any Future Argument for the Resurrection” (with Carlos A. Colombetti)
  • “The Barren Vine:  The Explanatory Impotence of the Resurrection Theory” (with Carlos A. Colombetti)
  • “The Withered Vine:  The Low Posterior Improbability of the Resurrection Theory” (with Carlos A. Colombetti)
  • “A Non-Humean Approach to the Epistemology of Miracles” (with Carlos A. Colombetti; in preparation)
  • “A Critique of Otte on Miracles and the Laws of Nature” (with Carlos A. Colombetti; in preparation)


The Great Mars Hill Debate:  “Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?” Robert Greg Cavin versus Michael Licona:


  • Special Effects Cinematography
  • Physics, Chemistry, the Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Music Appreciation:  Currently:  “Ludwig van,” Mozart, and John Barry

Recommended Course

Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 230C)

Philosophy of Religion presents and critically examines major arguments for and against the existence of God.  These include:  the Cosmological, Teleological, Ontological, and Fine-Tuning arguments for the existence of God, and the Logical and Evidential arguments from Evil against the existence of God.  The course also presents and critically examines arguments for and against miracles and the afterlife.