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Mobile Ed: AP120 Introducing Covenantal Apologetics I: Foundations (10 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: AP120 Introducing Covenantal Apologetics I: Foundations (10 hour course)

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Overview

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint begins with the basics—what is covenantal apologetics and why do it? What is the basis for defending the Bible’s truths? He provides examples from the Old and New Testaments, and uses the doctrines of Scripture, God, man, and salvation as a biblical warrant for apologetics. Throughout the course, Dr. Oliphint focuses on humanity’s covenant relationship with God in all things.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Summarize how the Bible portrays God’s revelation as a defense of Himself
  • Discuss the role of covenant in apologetics
  • Explain the significance of 1 Peter 3:15 and 2 Cor 10:1–5 for understanding apologetics
  • Describe the roles of exegesis, theology, and philosophy with respect to apologetics
  • Summarize the Reformed doctrines of Scripture, God, man, and salvation
  • Explain the importance of these doctrines for apologetics

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: An Old Testament Defense

  • God’s Relationship with His Creation
  • Covenant and Creation
  • An Adversarial Relationship
  • The Lord in Battle: Preparation and Presence
  • The Lord in Battle: Praise in Victory

Unit 2: A New Testament Defense

  • Holy War in the Wilderness
  • The New Testament and the Wilderness
  • Christ’s Footstool
  • The Coming of the Kingdom
  • A Spiritual Battle
  • The Death of Death
  • Christ as Victor

Unit 3: The Apologetics Locus Classicus

  • Introduction to 1 Peter 3:15
  • God Is Our Shield
  • The Role of Suffering
  • A Christian Response to Suffering
  • Suffering as Blessing
  • Performing a Morphology Search for Kakoō
  • Setting Apart Christ as Lord
  • Finding Old Testament Allusions with the Passage Guide and Explorer Tool
  • Christ as Lord in Apologetics
  • All Christians Are Apologists
  • Researching Exegetical Issues in 1 Peter 3:15
  • The 3-Step Approach to Apologetics

Unit 4: Apologetics and 2 Corinthians 10:1–5

  • Biblical and Theological Foundations
  • The Sophists
  • Researching the Idea that Paul’s Opponents in 2 Corinthians Were Sophists
  • Paul’s Message to the Corinthians
  • Paul’s Personal Apologetic
  • Paul’s Life “In the Flesh”
  • Weapons of Christian Warfare
  • Searching for the Power of God in the New Testament
  • Destroying Strongholds
  • Taking Thoughts Captive
  • Summary of Paul’s Teaching in 2 Corinthians 10:1–5

Unit 5: A Theological Basis for Apologetics

  • Apologetics Rooted in the Bible and Theology
  • The Effect of Preunderstandings
  • The Hermeneutical Circle
  • Apologetics and Philosophy, Part 1
  • Apologetics and Philosophy, Part 2
  • Scripture as the Foundation of Apologetics
  • Explicit Presuppositions
  • Biblical Theology and Hermeneutics
  • Systematic Theology, Biblical Theology, and Exegesis

Unit 6: The Doctrine of Scripture

  • The Foundations of Existence and Knowledge
  • Revelation as the External Source of Knowledge
  • Knowledge and the Unregenerate
  • Knowledge and the Regenerate
  • Scripture’s Essence: A Divine Document
  • Scripture’s Essence: Its Self-Witness
  • Scripture’s Essence: Its Authority
  • Special Revelation: Necessary for Salvation
  • Exploring the Catholic and Protestant Canons
  • Special Revelation: Its Relationship to General Revelation
  • Scripture’s Sufficiency: Implications
  • Scripture’s Sufficiency: Glorifying God
  • The Sufficiency of Natural Revelation
  • Scripture’s Authority: Its Self-Attestation
  • Scripture’s Authority: The Word of God
  • Scripture’s Authority: Calvin’s Perspective
  • Scripture’s Authority: The Proper Order
  • Scripture’s Authority: The Church and the Text
  • Scripture’s Authority: An Illustration
  • The Authority of Natural Revelation
  • The Perspicuity of Special Revelation
  • The Perspicuity of General Revelation
  • The Implications of Revelation’s Perspicuity

Unit 7: The Doctrine of God

  • God’s Aseity
  • God’s Aseity: Simplicity
  • God’s Aseity: Sovereignty
  • God’s Condescension
  • God’s Condescension: Moses
  • God’s Condescension: The Burning Bush
  • God’s Condescension: Jesus
  • Studying Jealousy with the Bible Word Study Guide
  • God’s Condescension: Psalm 50
  • Examining Names for God in Psalm 50:1
  • Aseity and Condescension: Jesus
  • God’s Eternal Decree
  • God’s Eternal Decree: Mystery
  • God’s Triunity
  • God’s Triunity: Unity and Diversity
  • God’s Triunity: Equal Ultimacy
  • God’s Triunity: Categories for Interpretation
  • Studying the Trinity with the Sermon Starter Guide

Unit 8: The Doctrine of Man

  • The Image of God
  • The Image of God after the Fall
  • Image of God in Romans 1
  • Suppression of the Truth
  • The Image of God and Worship
  • Breath of God

Unit 9: The Doctrine of Salvation

  • Introduction to the Doctrine of Salvation
  • An Overview of Arminianism
  • Total Depravity, Part 1
  • Total Depravity, Part 2
  • Unconditional Election, Part 1
  • Unconditional Election, Part 2
  • Unconditional Election, Part 3
  • Limited Atonement, Part 1
  • Limited Atonement, Part 2
  • Limited Atonement, Part 3
  • Irresistible Grace
  • Perseverance of the Saints, Part 1
  • Perseverance of the Saints, Part 2

Conclusion

  • Course Summary

Product Details

  • Title: AP120 Introducing Covenantal Apologetics I: Foundations
  • Instructor: K. Scott Oliphint
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 10

About Dr. K. Scott Oliphint

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and the author of numerous articles and books, most recently Covenantal Apologetics. He is also coeditor of Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader and Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics.

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