What is the task of apologetics in the 21st century? Are rationally persuasive arguments less or more important today? Are apologists really that good for Christianity anyway? Case magazine’s special October issue is given to the apologetic enterprise. Authors including Michael Jensen, David Höhne, Richard Gibson, Andrew Bain and William Lane Craig reflect on the meaning, the challenges and the hidden dimensions of Christian apologetics past and present. For more information about Case #20 click here.
The CASE quarterly discussion group for October will be held at Moore Theological College. Dr David Höhne, lecturer in Philosophy and Theology at Moore, will speak briefly about his article on ‘becoming apologetic persons’, in which he critiques the lingering influence of Kant and Schleiermacher, and challenges readers to re-conceive of apologetics not as a matter of rational discourse alone but instead as a matter of ‘head, heart and hands’.
The Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE) will be conducting one more training session for those who would like to be able to give talks on Christian ethics at the beginning and end of life. The evening of training will be held at New College Village, University of NSW on 3 November and are open to all. Registration for the workshop is required by 23 October.
All three talks from the recent New College Lectures entitled ‘Bioethics and Future Hope’ are now available for download. Access them at the New College Lectures page here.
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