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PhD Apologetics and Culture

Apologetics and Culture

The Ph.D. in Apologetics and Culture exists to train scholars and ministry leaders in the understanding and practice of Christian apologetics within the contemporary social setting of the church.

It provides advanced study in defending the rationality of Christian faith from the full range of challenges facing it today. These include questions pertaining to evil and suffering in the world, the reality of miracles and Christ’s resurrection, God’s creation of the cosmos (and of humanity in his image), the integration of Christian faith with scientific discovery and practice, and the role of Christians in political and public life. Students will critically interact with a variety of perspectives on these challenges, seeking to rigorously develop and winsomely articulate positions which are biblically orthodox, theologically mature, and philosophically informed.

Students applying to this program must meet all the requirements of the PhD program as stated in the Seminary Catalogue. In addition, students must have a minimum of 12 hours in philosophy and/or apologetics with a minimum of a grade of ‘B’ in each of the courses. Applicants must participate in a personal interview with an approved area faculty member who is to serve as the student’s major professor.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

TOTAL HOURS

60

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

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What are some courses I will take?

Below is a sample of required courses. To see the full list, view the academic catalog.

  • PHI 9600 - Problem of Evil 
  • PHI 9700 - Christianity and Culture 
  • PHI 9850 - Miracles and the Resurrection 
  • PHI 9900 - Current Topics in Philosophy of Religion 
  • PHI 9930 - Christian Faith and Science
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who will teach me?

ROSS INMAN


Associate Professor of Philosophy

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GREG WELTY


Professor of Philosophy

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