Evidentialist Apologetic Method Analysis

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Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Evidentialist Apologetic Method Analysis A Paper Submitted to Dr. John Durden In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course Introduction to Apologetics APOL 500 By Roy D. Thomas L22758923 3 June 2012 Evidentialist Apologetic Method Summary 1 Peter 3:15 states; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. According to Caner; the ultimate goal in Apologetics is to defend Christianity in the context of an unbelieving and skeptical world either by presenting evidence and arguments of the exclusive claims to Christianity or by examining the truths and claims of other religions and pointing out any errors in relation to Christianity. The following examines the Evidentialist Apologetic method by providing the reader with a summary and critique of the method; as well as introducing the readers to those important figures who have applied the evidentialist apologetic method in defense of their Christian faith. Evidentialisism is a view of epistemology with relation to the justification of beliefs; to that end an evidentialist apologetic method would rest on the evidence of the existence of God as the foundation of their argument. Evidential Apologetic also called Natural Theology emphasizes reason and rational truth and logic as the reasons why a person faith must exist in Christianity. The epistemological questions that come forth in ordinary religious life tend to focus on the epistemic evaluation of the most basic tenets of the religious worldview in question; the existence of God, the creation of the world and God's relation to it, and the possibility of recognizing divine action in the world and divine revelation. An Evidentialist defense of religion typically relies

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