Pologists and the History of Apologetics
BER 841 History of Apologetics
Investigate one apologist in the history of apologetics that is mentioned somewhere in Dulles and that you have not will not have investigated in depth for any other non-exam module for this course. Present 1) an exhaustive bibliography of the authors works, including contemporary bibliography; you must include at least 10 articles in good scholarly journals on some aspect of this authors work (preferably his apologetic methodology, etc.) in the last 40 years; 2) a 500 word biography of the person, including salvation experience (where known) and whether the person was an orthodox Christian during adult life and at death (e.g., Tertullian was a famous apologist who become unorthodox in his theological commitments nearer to the end of his life, having become a Montanist); 3) read one contemporary article of at least 10 pages (or 2500 words of online text) on this authors apologetic methods and critique the article. To what extent do you find this article helpful? Why? Explain in some detail, and refer to the main author you have chosen to support or refute the contemporary article you have chosen to critique. Your paper should be 3000-3500 words.
Codling, James L. Forgotten Foundations of Education. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 2006.ISBN: 0757532721
Copleston, Frederick. History of Philosophy. Vol. II Augustine to Scotus. Search Press, 1950.ISBN: 0809100665
Dembski, William, and Jay Richards. Unapologetic Apologetics: Meeting the Challenges of Theological Studies. InterVarsity Press, 2001.ISBN: 0830815635
Dulles, Avery. A History of Apologetics. Wipf and Stock.
Geisler, Norman L. Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics. Baker, 1999.
Pascal, Blaise. Pensees. Penguin Books.ISBN: 0140446451