Rawlings School of Divinity
Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MA)
John S. Knox
Theology, Religion, Apologetics, Freedom, Christ, Torah
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Casalis, Cindy, "Proper Understanding of Freedom in Christ: An Apologetic Tool in the Modern World" (2021). Masters Theses. 784.
Modern Christian apologists employ a variety of tools designed to aid communities in their understanding of God and salvation via Christ's atonement. One of the ways defenders of the faith add to their field is primarily in discerning the real significance of the treasures found in Christ. The freedom His sacrifice has afforded us is one of those great riches. With proper appreciation of this freedom the apologist is well equipped to clarify many misconceptions surrounding Christianity. This work begins by dissecting the true meaning of freedom in Christ from a Judeo-Christian viewpoint. Building on that foundation, then this thesis evaluates the phenomenon of Postmodernism in many of its aspects both positive and negative. The goal is to find paths through which the apologist can respond to Postmoderns pointing them to Christ. Finally, the work closes by discussing how could the newfound understanding of freedom in Christ adds to the three main branches of apologetics; classical, reformed, and presuppositionalism.