Module information

Code

3012/3

Name

Apologetics (Credit: 2 or 3 hours)

Average equivalent

ECTS  4 or 5

Description

Having faith and knowing are two consistent themes of this course, which examines and explains the relationship between them for the Christian life. Each unit of study progressively develops this theme: God and Faith: Knowing That God Lives; The Word and Faith: Knowing That God Communicates; Experience and Faith: Knowing That God Acts. The student is presented with various views of each of the subjects addressed along with a biblical response. Ample opportunities are given for applying the eternal truths of God’s Word to meet the challenges and demands of life in a complex and changing world.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Explain the proper relationship between faith and reason in a Christian context. 2. Distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable kinds of doubt in a Christian context. 3. Trace and explain a logical line of reasoning for the existence of God. 4. State significant arguments for belief in the deity of Christ and His bodily resurrection from the dead. 5. Give reasons why one may trust the Bible as God’s authoritative revelation to all people. 6. Compare the demands of science and Scripture to demonstrate their essential harmony, and defend the creationist viewpoint of humankind’s origin as opposed to various evolutionary alternatives. 7. Describe various viewpoints concerning the presence of suffering and evil in the world, and explain how a Christian is enabled to understand and accept this reality. 8. State reasons for the validity of Christian experience. 9. Recognize the importance of apologetics as a tool of evangelism, and apply what you learn in this course by having useful answers to important questions that are asked by both Christians and unbelievers. 10. Complete a course project in which you apply principles taught in this course to address objections to Christianity prevalent in your culture. 11. Express your appreciation of the loving care of our Heavenly Father who communicates with us by His Word and by His Spirit.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video (in progress) Student interaction Professor of Record Interaction Hands on

Assessment

100  objective multiple choice questions Online or pencil and paper Project Collateral Reading Assignment  (for 3 (USA) credit courses Student Learning Requirement Passmark 70%

Grading Rubric

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL OF

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY 

Bachelors of Bible and Theology

MQF Level 6 Qualification

230 ECTS Credits

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97-100 A+ 93-96 A
Superior
90-92 A-
Excellent
87-89 B+ 83-86 B
Good
80-82 B- 77-76 C+ 73-76 C
Satisfactory
70-72 C- 67-69 D+ 63-66 D 60-62 C
Poor
0-59 F
Fail
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