This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Christian apologetics. Attention will be given to the rationale for apologetics and its place in contemporary society. Students will be introduced to different methodologies in defense of the faith and there will be attention to the central issues in apologetics. Classical issues in apologetics are addressed: the existence of God, the problem of pain, evidences of the resurrection and more.
Learning Objective Statement:
Students will be able to…
- Recognize and articulate the core apologetic methods used within Christianity.
- Demonstrate reasons to be confident in the truth of the Christian faith.
- Identify and critique frequently encountered objections and challenges that have
been brought against the Christians faith and the existence of God.
- Identify apologists through Christian history and their key contributions.
- Personally carry-on apologetics related conversations with someone from outside of
the Christian faith in a respectful, persuasive, intellectually responsible, and
culturally relevant way.
This class can also be audited for $40 per credit hour.