The word “apologetics” is derived from the Greek, ἀπολογία (apologia), which means “to speak in defense of someone or something“. When used in Christian parlance, apologetics refers to the reasoned defense of the gospel in response to common arguments and objections. Essentially, apologetics has two components:
- Defensive– reasoned answers to common questions and objections
- Offensive– proposing positive, evidential arguments in support of the Christian faith
This is a 12 week course aimed at equipping Christians to enter into reasoned dialogue with sceptics and enquirers. It provides clear, articulate answers to common questions, as well as outlining academically rigorous, evidential arguments for the existence of God and the truth of the Gospel.
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