Details for Apologetics

Is it possible to make sense of Christian faith in the 21st century? This course explores traditional "proofs" of the existence of God, and analyses their contemporary relevance. It considers the relationship between theology and science, and provides students with tools to defend central elements of the gospel. Students are also challenged to put theory into practice by engaging in discussions about faith with non-Christians.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE310
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jon Newton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Apologetics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Compare different approaches to apologetics with historical awareness;
  2. Explain the development of differing worldviews in relation to their receptiveness to Christianity;
  3. Compose a credible and engaging apologetics communication for a specific non-Christian audience;
  4. Examine and assess common arguments against Christian faith;
  5. Discuss evidence and arguments in support of Christian faith.

Subject Content

  1. Historical development of apologetic method and western thought
  2. Creative and targeted apologetic communication
  3. Arguments about God
  4. Science, Miracles and Evolution
  5. Arguments about the Bible
  6. Arguments about Jesus and the Resurrection
  7. Salvation and Other Religions; The Christian Church
  8. Religious Experience and Ethical Issues

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forums (10%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Creative Presentation (25%)
  • Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided