Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World: Theory and Practice

Speaker(s): Alister McGrath
Date: July 31 - Aug 4, 2006
Length: 11:00:23
Product ID: RGDL3636S

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An overview of the challenges and opportunities that Christians encounter when communicating and defending the gospel in our postmodern era. The course deals with the basic ideas and methods of apologetics, focusing on both theory and practice. The course aims to prepare pastors, professionals and lay people to give an intelligent, persuasive and attractive account of their faith. Core themes include exploring postmodern territory; appealing to reason and the imagination; the use of role models in apologetics (Schaeffer, Lewis, Tolkien); the use of stories and the visual arts in apologetics; and practical advice on how best to prepare apologetic talks and deal with questions afterwards. Lectures include:

  • What is Apologetics?
  • Introducing Postmodernity
  • Identifying Barriers and Opening for Faith
  • Points of Contact for Faith
  • Reason and Imagination: Lewis and Tolkien
  • Worldview Apologetics
  • The Sciences and Christian Faith
  • Stories and Images: Moving Beyond Argument
  • Audiences, Approaches, and Authorities
  • Christian Apologetics as a Science and as an Art

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

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