HIS4210 Early Christian Apologetics and Polemics

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Stamenka Antonova

Course Description:

Focuses on the writings of the early Christian apologists during the time of persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire in the second, third, and beginning of the fourth centuries. It includes a number of different authors writing in defense of Christians both in Latin and in Greek, including Justin Martyr, Tatian, Tertullian, Origen, Clement, and others.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Explaining and defending the faith has been a constant since the first century. A student seeking to on mission in the world can benefit from understanding the issues and approaches of the early centures of Christianity, for there is nothing new under the sun.

Why This Course Is Important:

Defense of the faith is something every missional Christian will have to do at some point. Understanding how the earliest Christians did just that offers both encouragement and instruction.