MA Christian Apologetics Program
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Aug 24, 2020
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Defend and Share Your Faith with Our M.A. in Christian Apologetics Degree

Christian apologetics is the study and research of historical, evidential, and reasonable facts to defend Christian theology. In studying Christian apologetics, you will not only look to the Bible but also strive to find outside sources that reinforce the authenticity of the teachings found in the biblical texts.

Our apologetics courses provide the philosophical, historical, and biblical knowledge you need to defend the truth-claims of Christianity. You will have opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually through the exploration of hermeneutics, studying miracles within the Bible, and the history of Christian apologetics. Follow in the footsteps of great apologists such as Lee Strobel, C.S. Lewis, and our own Gary Habermas to explain and defend the truth found in the Bible. Partner with us, and become the Champion for Christ you always knew you could be.

Accreditation

Your divinity degree is approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and has met rigorous accreditation standards. You can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Apologetics?

At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ. This means we are dedicated to providing you with the advanced training you need to impact the world for eternity – wherever God calls you. Our master’s degree in Christian apologetics trains you to defend the authority of scripture with grace and compassion, as you learn from experienced faculty members who have served Christ all over the world, encountering a variety of different religions and worldviews.

Whether you are preparing for the missions field or ministry within the local church, our apologetics master’s degree will give you the tools you need to defend the faith and share God’s truth with others.


What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Apologetics Degree Program?

Christian apologists must be able to defend the Bible with confidence and intelligence. Our master’s degree in Christian apologetics provides the in-depth training in core areas of apologetics you need to prepare you for the challenges that will arise in ministry. Through an exploration of the Old and New Testaments, you will study complex and fascinating topics such as miracles, the history of biblical interpretation, and the intersection between faith and reason.

Clearly and accurately interpreting the Bible and presenting that information to a congregation or Bible study is an important skill set for a ministry leader. With a master’s of apolegetics, you will learn how to interpret the Bible and study how new discoveries can help create a better translation of the scriptures. With in-depth theological studies and a thorough grasp of doctrine, you can navigate the complex world of biblical translation with wisdom.

If you pursue this thesis track, you will develop a thesis proposal, conduct research, and defend your thesis. If you are thinking of pursuing doctoral studies, this experience can be invaluable. In addition, your thesis project may be published and available to the public, which will strengthen your position as an expert in the apologetics field.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information about what you will study.

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Featured Courses

APOL 500 – Introduction to Apologetics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The biblical basis for apologetics
  • Current apologetic methods
  • The relationship between faith and reason
  • How to respond to current apologetic issues such as the existence of God
  • Major worldviews in conflict with Christianity today

APOL 550 – Faith and Reason

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to use logic in apologetics
  • The nature of God
  • Religious epistemology
  • The nature of man and the human mind
  • The nature of divine providence

NBST 610 – Hermeneutics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The history of interpretation
  • The influence of extra-biblical interpretations
  • Current interpretive approaches to Scripture

RTCH 500 – Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to design and conduct theological research
  • How to develop your academic writing skills
  • How to prevent ministry burnout by balancing academic and family obligations
  • How intentionally pursue spiritual formation
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Our Apologetics Master’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Our Master’s in Christian Apologetics Degree Graduates

  • Associate Pastor
  • Author
  • Church / Apologetics Ministry Staff Member
  • Missionary
  • Professor (requires postgraduate study)

Admission Requirements for Graduate Divinity Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

Highlights of Our M.A. in Christian Apologetics Degree Program