APOLOGETICS

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ABOUT THE LECTURER

David Graieg studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Western Australia and Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently undertaking a PhD through Sydney College of Divinity. David has previously taught apologetics in Singapore and worked at City Bible Forum. He runs a Reasonable Faith chapter in Perth.

COURSE INTRO

Is it possible to make sense of Christian faith in the 21st century? This course explores traditional “proofs” of the existence of God, and analyses their contemporary relevance. It considers the relationship between theology and science, and provides students with tools to defend central elements of the gospel. Students are also challenged to put theory into practice by engaging in discussions about faith with non-Christians.

COURSE OUTCOMES

After completing this course students should be able to:

  • Appraise the development of apologetic method from modernity to post-modernity;
  • Judge, positively and negatively, key arguments of atheism and defend central tenets of Christian faith;
  • Explain ways of integrating science and faith and utilise the sciences as pointers to God;
  • Assess alternate ways of conceiving of divine intervention ( miracles, resurrection etc);
  • Evaluate traditional arguments for the existence of God and assess contemporary revisions.