Graduate Certificate in Christian Apologetics

Program Requirements

Required Core Course (3 hours)

course

hours

Christian Apologetics 

3

Apologetics Electives** (15 hours)

Choose FIVE of the following:

course

hours

The Problem of Evil 

3

Apologetic Method 

3

*Philosophy of Religion 

3

*Logic 

3

Cult Theology 

3

The Historical Jesus 

3

Philosophical Theology 

3

Contemporary Philosophical Hermeneutics 

3

Theology of C. S. Lewis 

3

Metaphysics 

3

Christianity and the Sciences 

3

British Apologists 

3

Issues in Contemporary Theology 

3

Heresy and Orthodoxy in the Early Church 

3

Jesus and Islam 

3

Christian Responses to Islamic Cultural Differences 

3

Encountering World Religions 

3

*World Religions: Islam 

3

World Religions: Eastern Religions 

3

World Religions: Judaism 

3

Biblical Ethics 

3

Development of Christian Ethical Thought 

3

Postmodernity and Contemporary Theological Issues 

3

Epistemology 

3

Total Required: 18 hours

The entire certificate can be earned through online courses and special apologetics events*** or academic workshops although certain electives may only be available as semester courses.

*Available Online

**This list of electives is a representative, not an all-inclusive, list.

***Special event courses include Apologetics Schools sponsored by the NOBTS Institute for Christian Apologetics (ICA) and NOBTS Study Trips (Oxford, Reformation, etc.) and other special events.