Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Apologetics, Methods, Noetic
Christianity | History of Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Hernandez, Enuel, "Noetic Apologetics: A Contemporary Approach in Comparison to Historic Apologetic Methods" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 871.
Many are intrigued by the fundamental questions of life. Questions of origin, moral, and purpose are just a few of these. Christians have endeavored throughout the centuries in the task of apologetics to give sound answers to these questions. The history of Christianity has shown that apologists answered objections and inquires about their religion. Many techniques have emerged to direct apologists in explaining their faith. However, there seems to be no unifying process for doing apologetics. This study examines the different apologetic methods and exposes their strong and weak points in order to develop a more efficient strategy. The research method for this dissertation is a qualitative grounded theory. The goal of this study is to evaluate the historical profile of past apologetic methods in order to provide knowledge, direction, and guidance for doing a more effective apologetic in the 21st century.