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STUDY ONE - APOLOGETICS INTRODUCTION	
	WHY APOLOGETICS?	
		Obedience	
		Removing Barriers	
		Strengthens Christians	
	INTELLECTUAL SUICIDE?	
	LOGICAL COURSE OVERVIEW	


STUDY TWO - DID JESUS EXIST?	
	INTRODUCTION	
	EVIDENCE FROM CHRISTIAN SOURCES FOR THE HISTORICITY OF JESUS	
	EVIDENCE FROM SECULAR SOURCES FOR THE HISTORICITY OF JESUS	
		Cornelius Tacitus	
		Flavius Josephus	
		Thallus, The Samaritan-Born Historian	
		Pliny the Younger	
		Lucian of Samosata	
		Suetonius	
		Mara Bar-Serpaion	
		The Rabbinic Writings	
	CONCLUSION	


STUDY THREE - IS SCRIPTURE RELIABLE AS A HISTORICAL RECORD?	


STUDY THREE - PART 1  - THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TEST	
	HOW MANY COPIES OF NEW TESTAMENT MANUSCRIPTS ARE AVAILABLE?	
	WHAT LENGTH OF TIME PASSED BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL AND THE EARLIEST COPIES?	
	WHAT VARIANCES EXIST BETWEEN THE COPIES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT	
	COMMENTS ON COLLUSION	
	BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TEST CONCLUSION	


STUDY THREE - PART 2a - THE INTERNAL EVIDENCE TEST
	WHEN WAS THE NT WRITTEN?	
	DOES THE NT CONTAIN "GOSPEL FICTIONS" OR LIES?	
	DOES THE NT CONTAIN MYTHS?	

STUDY THREE - PART 2b - THE INTERNAL EVIDENCE TEST (continued)
 	WHAT ARE WE TO MAKE OF ALL THE SUPERNATURAL EVENTS RECORDED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT DOCUMENTS?	
	DOES THE NT CONTAIN CONTRADICTIONS?	
		What constitutes a contradiction?	
		The approach to apparent contradictions	
		Difference versus Contradiction	
		Translation	
		Use of Language	
		Context	
		Which standards to use?	
		Descriptions of God	
		External Contradictions	
		Conclusion	
	INTERNAL EVIDENCE TEST CONCLUSION	

STUDY THREE - PART 3 - THE EXTERNAL EVIDENCE TEST?	
	THE EVIDENCE FROM EXTRA-BIBLICAL AUTHORS	
	THE EVIDENCE FROM MARTYRS	
	ARCHEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE	
	HISTORICAL-GEOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE	
	JEWISH CULTURAL EVIDENCE	
	EXTERNAL EVIDENCE TEST CONCLUSION	
	STUDY THREE - CONCLUSION	

STUDY FOUR - DID JESUS CLAIM TO BE GOD?	
	THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ISSUE	
	THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS ISSUE	
	DID JESUS MAKE ANY CLAIMS TO DEITY?	
	WAS JESUS MISUNDERSTOOD?	
	EVIDENCE FOR JESUS' DEITY	
		Jesus' use of divine titles / names	
			YHWH - Lord	
			Son of God	
			Son of Man	
			Abba - Father	
		Jesus' claims to be God	
			Jesus' claims to pre-existence	
			Jesus' claims to be omnipresent	
			Jesus' claims to be omniscient	
			Jesus' claims to be omnipotent	
			Jesus asks for and accepts worship as God	
			Jesus' claims to authority - authority that only God has	
			Jesus makes claims that make no sense if he is not God	
			Additional claims about his nature and powers	
			Jesus' claims to equality with God	
		How those around Jesus Christ responded to Him 
	CONCLUSION	

STUDY FIVE - WAS JESUS WHO HE CLAIMED TO BE?	
	THE POSSIBILITY	
	WHO WAS JESUS?	
		Was Jesus a Liar?	
		Was Jesus a noble Liar?	
		Was Jesus honestly mistaken?	
		Was Jesus a lunatic?	
		Did Jesus claim to be God in a non-literal, mystical sense?	
	CONCLUSION	
	WHY ARE MANY NOT CONVINCED?	

STUDY SIX - CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS	
	FOUR STEPS IN THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY	
	DO JESUS' CLAIMS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?	
	THE SCEPTICS PRAYER	

APPENDIX - ADDITIONAL SECTIONS	
	THE RESURRECTION: HOAX OR HISTORY?	
		The importance of the Resurrection	
		The Argument for the Resurrection	
		Jesus didn't die - The Swoon Theory	
		The disciples were deceivers - The Conspiracy Theory	
		The disciples were deceived - Hallucination Theory	
		The disciples were myth-makers - Myth Theory	
		Jesus Rose	
		Conclusion	

	DOES GOD EXIST?	
		The Possibility	
		Observational Evidence for the Existence of God	
			Anthropological Research	
			Astronomical Observation of Design	
			The Improbability of "Mere" Chance	
			Our Inherent Sense of Right and Wrong	
			Origin of the Universe	
			The Beginning of Time	
		Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God	
			Pascal's Wager	
			Cosmological Arguments	
				The Argument from Efficient Causality  
				The Argument from Change  
				The Argument from Time and Contingency  
				The Argument from Degrees of Perfection  
				The Design Argument  
				The Kalam Argument  
				The Argument from Contingency  
			Psychological Arguments	
				The Argument from the Origin of the Idea of God  	
				The Moral Argument  
				The Argument from Morality / Conscience  	
				The Argument from Desire  
				The Argument from Truth  
				The Argument from Religious experience  
				The Common Consent Argument  
		Conclusion	

	ARE MIRACLES POSSIBLE?	
		What is a Miracle?	
		Two Different Questions	
		Arguments for the Possibility of Miracles	
		Conclusion	
		Related issues	
			What about Science and Miracles?	
			Is it not more likely that miracles never really occurred as described?	

	A BRIEF NOTE ON PROPHETIC EVIDENCE	
		Common Objections	
			The prophecies were written at or after the time of Jesus	
			Fulfilled prophecy in Jesus was deliberate	
			Fulfilled prophecy in Jesus was coincidental, an accident	
		Important Old Testament Prophecies About Jesus	
		Conclusion	

BIBLIOGRAPHY	


 

 


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