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Contemporary Issues in Apologetics Online Intensive

Unit Overview
This unit equips students to develop a framework for engaging theologically and pastorally with the problems of horrendous evils and their traumatic aftereffects. Grounded in trinitarian theology, the unit responds to major contemporary critiques of God’s existence given suffering and evils in the world. Students will be encouraged to become living evidence of God’s existence and loving care for survivors of trauma in their own contexts.

Unit Details

Delivery mode Virtual delivery via Zoom
Study level Levels 8 and 9 (details below)
Subject code PE016
Date One-week intensive on 24-28 August
Teachers Scott Harrower and John Dickson


Unit Content

  • Definitions of Evil
  • The Issues that experiences of evil generate
  • The existence of a transcendent God
  • The life and resurrection of Jesus the Physician
  • The Spirit and Communities of Faith
  • Perceiving God’s existence and good works

Study Expectations

  • 400-500 pages of re-reading
  • Intensive format, 26 contact hours (5 days)
  • 6500 words of assessments (level 8); 7500 words of assessments (level 9)
  • This unit is not available as a capstone
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