The Believing Philosophy online course introduces Christians to the tools and resources of philosophy, helping them understand, articulate, and defend their faith in an age of unbelief. Dolores G. Morris first explains why Christians should read and study philosophy. She begins by introducing students to the long tradition of Christian philosophy and then explains the basic resources of philosophical reasoning: the role and aim of reason; distinctions between truth, reason, and provability; learning to read like a philosopher; and the fundamentals of philosophical arguments.
In the second half of the course, Morris explores a sampling of philosophical topics relevant to the Christian faith. These lessons focus on the problem of evil and the moral argument for the existence of God. The problem of evil is often invoked as an argument for atheism. In response, the moral argument considers the reality not only of evil but also of moral values in general as evidence for the existence of God. In evaluating these arguments, Morris introduces students to a variety of Christian philosophical positions, including skeptical theism, the free will defense, Reformed epistemology, Christian ethical theories, and a number of theodicies and defenses of the faith.
By completing this course, you’ll gain:
- An introduction to the basic resources of philosophical reasoning
- A fuller picture of philosophical topics such as good and evil, arguments, the existence of God, and moral values
- Practical ways in which Christians should study and know how to respond to philosophy as a defense of the faith
- Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools