Apologetics (APOL)

Apologetics (APOL)

APOL 810  Miracles, the Resurrection, and Christian Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course examines the apologetic value of the miraculous, giving special emphasis to the resurrection of Jesus, as it bears on Christian theology and the life and mission of the Church.

Note: Available to DMIN Students only

Offered: Online

APOL 820  Cultural Apologetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course equips students to understand, evaluate, and engage cultural trends from a Christian ministerial perspective. Students will learn a biblical theology of culture which they will use to evaluate strategies for church engagement in the culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on the intersections that exist between ecclesial ministry, cultural influences in the western world, and apologetics.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the DMIN Program

Offered: Online

APOL 900  Reading Seminar in Apologetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A reading seminar which focuses on the basic literature in the field.

Offered: Online

APOL 910  Apologetic Method  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A seminar critically examining various methods and taxonomies of apologetics. A detailed study of major Christian apologetic methodologies, as espoused by representative thinkers, from New Testament times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the structure and defense of various systems, including the formulation of a personal apologetic strategy.

Offered: Online

APOL 920  Miracles  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A seminar examining classic and modern arguments against the miraculous with special attention to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Offered: Online

APOL 930  The Problem of Evil, Pain and Suffering  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A seminar examining the problem of evil in classical theology and apologetics. Theodicies from the time of the Church Fathers down through the modern era, as well as serious challenges to Christian theism, from both philosophy and apologetics, will be critically examined.

Offered: Online

APOL 940  Modern Apologetic Issues  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A seminar examining current issues in apologetics, including pluralism, open theism, the validity/historicity of the biblical documents, and the validity of religious truth claims.

Offered: Online

APOL 950  Global Apologetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A seminar on apologetic approaches to major religions.

APOL 965  Apologetics in the Church  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A course especially designed to deal with current issues in Christian evidences, so that the pastor can apply the results to preaching, teaching and evangelism.

APOL 995  Directed Research in Apologetics  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Designed for the advanced student in good standing who has demonstrated an ability to work independently. The student will work with the instructor in developing a proposal for guided research in a specified area of Apologetics.

Offered: Online

APOL 997  Seminar in Apologetics  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study in a specific subject of Apologetics. This course allows variation in the approach and content of the regular curriculum and often will be used by visiting professors.

Offered: Online

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