Christian Apologetics: Explaining and Commending our Faith

Speaker(s): Alister McGrath
Date: 2021
Length: 11hrs 33m
Product ID: RGDL5109S

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This course introduces the basic themes of Christian apologetics. It considers how we can respond to the questions and concerns of our culture, and how we can best commend the rational and imaginative aspects of our faith. Topics to be considered include the relation of science and faith, the ‘New Atheism’ of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, difficulties people have in understanding aspects of the Christian faith (such as the Trinity), and the challenges of relativism and skepticism. The course will consider a range of approaches, including engaging recent apologists such as G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, C. S. Lewis, and Marilynn Robinson. Some influential approaches to apologetics, such as that of Francis Schaeffer, stress rational defences of faith; this course takes full account of these, while also engaging other important approaches, including narrative apologetics, which affirm the appeal of the gospel at the rational, imaginative, and emotional levels. The course will offer participants a rich range of reflections on how best to understand, defend, and commend the Christian faith, with the object of helping each participant to craft their own distinct approach.

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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.

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