Truth Beauty and Imagination: Christian Apologetics in a Postmodern Context

Speaker(s): Alister McGrath
Date: June 27 - July 1, 2011
Length: 12h43m
Product ID: RGDL4112S

Purchase Options:

MP3 Download - $34.99
MP3 CD - $44.99
CD - $59.99


This course aims to reassure, encourage, and resource all those engaged in apologetic ministries, including parish clergy, parachurch workers, Christian academics, and lay people with workplace ministries. It explores how we can use reason, emotions, and the imagination to convey rationality, reliability, and delight of the Christian faith in the contemporary cultural situation. Topics considered include the challenges posed by the New Atheism; how to use words, images, and stories effectively; apologetic resources; how to construct apologetic addresses; and how to engage questions about faith winsmely and effectively. This course is ideal for those engaging in apologetic ministry, but will also be helpful to any who want to deepen their own grasp and appreciation of their faith. No prior knowledge of apologetics is required or assumed. Lectures Include:

  • Introducing Apologetics
  • Modernity and Postmodernity
  • Reason, Emotion, and Imagination
  • A Case Study: The Apologetic Approach of C.S. Lewis
  • Introducing the New Atheism
  • Words, Images, and Stories
  • Dealing with Objections to Faith
  • Class Discussion: The Apologetic Potential of Recent Novels and Movies
  • Conclusion: Apologetics, Evangelism, and Ministry

See All Audio by Alister McGrath

Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He is author of many books, including A Scientific Theology,The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World, Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life, and The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine.n

Related Audio

Details / Buy

Creation & Gospel: From the Garden to the Ends of the Earth

Speaker: Bruce Waltke, Cheryl Bear, Eugene Peterson, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Promo - Christian Ideas About the Body

Speaker: Jennie McLaurin

Details / Buy

Jeremiah - The Weeping Prophet

Speaker: Tremper Longman

Details / Buy

1 & 2 Thessalonians

Speaker: Gordon Fee

Details / Buy

Spiritual Discernment

Speaker: Gordon Smith

Details / Buy

The Next Great Challenge: Thinking Together About Aging

Speaker: J.I. Packer, James Houston, Margaret Somerville, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

The Unnecessary Pastor: Counter-Cultural Soul

Speaker: Eugene Peterson, Marva Dawn

Details / Buy

Preaching the Gospel According to John

Speaker: Darrell Johnson

Details / Buy

The Atonement

Speaker: Leon Morris

Details / Buy

The Gospel of Matthew

Speaker: Michael Green

Details / Buy

Creation and Culture

Speaker: Bernard Ramm