Apologetics (APOL)

Apologetics (APOL)

APOL 120  Apologetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A survey of the evidences for the central truths of Christianity: the existence of God, the deity and resurrection of Christ, and the authority and truth of the Bible.

Note: Willmington School of the Bible course

Offered: Online

APOL 201  Apologetics and Cultural Engagement  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (BWVW 101 and BWVW 102) or BWVW102 Exempt with a score of 5 or RLGN 105

Building upon the BWVW 101 and 102, this course equips students to use apologetics to engage with the culture using the various current issues of the day as entry points to the Gospel. Students will be trained to think critically from a biblical worldview and engage winsomely on such issues as evil in the world, critical claims about Jesus in the popular culture, new atheism, race issues, and sexuality.

Offered: Resident

APOL 220  Introduction to Apologetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course equips students with a foundational understanding of, and skills within, the field of apologetics. Students will explore the major apologetic issues that arise today and will learn both the critical thinking skills and theological principles in order to respond persuasively.

Offered: Online

APOL 310  Apologetics in a Secular Age  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: APOL 220

This course develops an apologetic approach which takes into account the values and plausibility structures of the late modern, secular age. Particular emphasis will be given to understanding current cultural movements and values and constructing a person-centered approach to the apologetic task.

Offered: Online

APOL 311  Foundational Issues in Apologetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: APOL 201

Surveys the various approaches to Christian apologetics with the aim at understanding the theology that drives each approach. The course will critically engage with the works of leading proponents of the approaches in order for students to develop their own approach and method in apologetics. Furthermore, core areas of Christian doctrine, such as Theology Proper, Christology, and Bibliology, will be explored and defended.

Offered: Resident

APOL 320  Apologetics and the Gospel  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: APOL 220

This course examines key questions related to the identity and ministry of Jesus, particularly as it relates to the historicity of the New Testament's portrayal of Jesus. Primary attention is given to examining historical evidence related to Jesus' existence, his ministry, miracles, deity, death, and resurrection as well as understanding Jesus as a part of the larger biblical story.

Offered: Online

APOL 325  Christianity and the Cults  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines the history and beliefs of those systems that claim to be Christian yet deny fundamental Christian doctrines such as the sole sufficiency of the Bible, the Trinity, the deity of Christ, salvation by faith in Christ alone without works, the eternal punishment of the wicked, and other pertinent doctrines. Groups discussed include Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science and others.

Offered: Resident

APOL 330  C.S. Lewis and the Apologetic Imagination  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: APOL 220

This course examines the apologetic writings of C. S. Lewis. Particular focus is given to understanding Lewis within his context as well as drawing from various aspects of his apologetic approach for the current cultural moment.

Offered: Online

APOL 431  Introduction to Islam  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the historic rise and expansion of Islam as well as basic Muslim beliefs and practices. Attention is also given to the diversity within the world of Islam. (Crosslisted with GLST 431)

Offered: Resident

APOL 480  Biblical Studies and Apologetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: APOL 201

Exposes students to the best biblical scholarship being used in apologetics. Students will engage with such areas as Textual Criticism, Old Testament studies, New Testament studies, and Archaeology.

Offered: Resident

APOL 497  Special Topics in Apologetics  1,3 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

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