Apologetics

Apologetics


Full-time Faculty     About the Apologetics Department     Courses Offered

Full-time Faculty


William Edgar

William Edgar

K. Scott Oliphint

K. Scott Oliphint


About the Apologetics Department

Apologetics is a theological discipline that seeks to defend and commend the Christian faith. The apologetic tradition of Westminster attempts to apply Reformed theology to the challenges that confront Christianity and the church. Apologetics is an indispensable preparation for gospel ministry and for evangelism.

To that end, the Apologetics curriculum enables students:

  • To understand biblical religion as a world-and-life view, rather than a set of isolated truths
  • To develop arguments which address the deepest levels of various worldviews
  • To articulate biblical principles for the defense and commendation of the gospel of Jesus Christ in evangelism
  • To understand the patterns and cultural trends of our times
  • To develop answers to some of the most frequent challenges raised against Christian faith
  • To know something of the history of thought
  • To be familiar with some of the most articulate apologists throughout history
  • To articulate the relationship between faith and reason

Courses Offered*:

Master's Level Courses PhD/ThM Level Courses
  •  Introduction to Apologetics
  • Principles of Christian Apologetics
  • Christianity and the Arts
  • The Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til
  • Christianity and Film
  • Music and Worship in the Changing Church
  • Intercultural Apologetics
  • Theodicy
  • The Problem of Knowledge and Christianity
  • Jacques Ellul as an Apologist
  • Cultural Analysis
  • The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis
  • Philosophy for Theologians
  • The Challenge of Islam
  • Warrant and Christian Epistemology
  • Theology of Science
  •  Christianity in Conflict I
  • The Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til
  • Christianity and the Arts
  • Christianity in Conflict II
  • Christianity in Conflict III
  • Christianity in Conflict IV
  • Apologetics in a Global Setting
  • Intercultural Apologetics
  • Theodicy
  • The Problem of Knowledge and Christianity
  • Jacques Ellul as an Apologist
  • Cultural Analysis
  • The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis
  • Philosophy for Theologians
  • The Challenge of Islam
  • Warrant and Christian Epistemology
  • Theology of Science

 *Not all courses are available each year. Click here for course descriptions and click here for semester course schedules to see what is currently offered.