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.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
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.
ISBN: 1579102247

Geisler, Norman L. Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics. Baker, 1999.
ISBN: 0801021510

Pascal, Blaise. Pensees. Penguin Books.ISBN: 0140446451