Secondary Research for Apologetics

Only when you have carefully read through your primary text should you consult secondary material.  As you consider how to engage the opposing view, you may find it helpful to read how others have done so, but be careful not to allow secondary research to substitute for your own thoughtful engagement! 

You can find helpful material in books, journal articles, or book reviews.  Because the apologetics paper is primarily a conversation between you and the opposing view, you will not normally need to use more than three secondary sources.