BS In Theology And Apologetics Writing And Literature
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024
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Motivate Others through Theology with Our Degree in Theology and Apologetics: Writing and Literature

Are you inspired by history and theology? Do you love to read and have an interest in biblical literature? If your answers are “yes,” then a bachelor’s degree in theology and apologetics with a concentration in writing and literature may be the right fit for you! This degree allows us to partner with you and turn your passions and dreams into career opportunities.

You’re excited about using literature to engage with people from all backgrounds and cultures. You can use this degree to become an author, academic leader, archaeologist, Christian educator, or even a historical tour guide. Maybe you’re aspiring to attend seminary after you graduate to continue your education. You can rest assured that you will be set up for success as you further your education or pursue a job opportunity upon graduation.

So don’t wait any longer. Combine ministry and academics to pursue the career of your dreams. These fields need people like you who are passionate and well-educated. You already have the passion, and with our degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to back it up.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Theology and Apologetics: Writing and Literature Degree?

Choosing Liberty means more than choosing a degree that fits your passions and career goals. It means choosing to be taught by experienced professionals. It means choosing to have exciting and diverse internship opportunities and access to state-of-the-art equipment and vast resources. You’ll find that choosing Liberty means all this and more.

Our professors have years of real-life experience in their fields. They’ve pastored churches, led archaeological expeditions, and authored books. And each of them has received their doctoral degree or are currently working on it. The best part? They’re excited about teaching you—the next generation of Christian leaders—as they mentor, guide, and support you throughout your academic journey with us.

Another exciting aspect of this degree is the opportunities for learning outside of the classroom. We’ve partnered with churches, parachurches, nonprofit organizations, and ministries around the world to make sure you have the internship opportunity of your dreams.

What Will You Learn in Our Theology and Apologetics: Writing and Literature Degree?

We know you’re here to learn, so we’ve made sure your degree has all the essential knowledge and training you’ll need to be successful. You may choose to pursue seminary or graduate school upon graduation, or you may choose to begin your career immediately. Whatever you choose, our degree will equip you to achieve your goals.

You will start this degree by taking major-specific foundational courses in theology, philosophy, intercultural engagement, and apologetics. Then, you will have the opportunity to explore topics like cults, New and Old Testament theology, hermeneutics, church history, and world religions.

If you choose our writing and literature cognate, you’ll study:

  • Christian literature
  • Expository writing
  • Literary criticism
  • Writing as cultural engagement

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

  • APOL 311 – Foundational Issues in Apologetics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The various approaches to Christian apologetics with the aim of understanding the theology that drives each approach
  • The works of leading proponents of the approaches in order for students to develop their own approach and method in apologetics
  • Core areas of Christian doctrine, including theology proper, Christology, and bibliology
BIBL 350 – Inductive Bible Study

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The basic steps and tools involved in the inductive study of the Bible
  • The skills to practice a methodical approach to the observation, interpretation, application, and correlation to Scripture
  • BIBL 460 – New Testament Theology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The major themes developed in the New Testament including the centrality of God, Christology, Jesus’ saving work, the Holy Spirit, sin, faith, law, the church, and eschatology
  • The basic theological message of the New Testament in both its diversity of expression and conceptual unity
  • How to trace themes in biblical theology
  • THEO 350– Fundamental Theological Issues

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The major theological questions which arise in the defense of biblical inerrancy, scriptural separation, creationism, and dispensationalism
  • Contemporary issues, including the charismatic movement, feminism, and situation ethics
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Theology and Apologetics: Writing and Literature Degree

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
  • Internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, home for the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive meeting space that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over 1 million dollars and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Theology and Apologetics: Writing and Literature Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Theology and Apologetics: Writing and Literature Graduates

  • Academic leadership
  • Archaeologist
  • Author
  • Christian educator
  • Historical tour guide

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.