About this course

Thinking well about Scripture also means being able to answer the hard questions posed in the culture and church today. In this course, Dr. Heiser focuses on Old Testament controversies that in today’s conversation provoke criticism of the Bible as a reliable source of spiritual, theological, and historical truth. The goal is to expose how scholarly discussions, as well as amateur discussions (those in the media or online environments), misrepresent these biblical controversial topics.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify Old Testament controversies that provide contemporary skepticism about the Bible’s veracity.

  • Discern the basis of skeptical criticism about controversial biblical topics and how to engage the issues honestly.

  • Deconstruct skeptical conclusions about controversial topics and probe for points of incoherence.

  • Apply rules for sound thinking to critique skeptical conclusions and formulate coherent alternatives.

What's in this course

    1. Syllabus

    1. Objectives 01

    2. Introduction 01

    3. Pre-work 01

    4. Session 01

    5. Quiz 01

    6. Additional resources 01

    1. Objectives 02

    2. Introduction 02

    3. Pre-work 02

    4. Session 02

    5. Quiz 02

    6. Discussion 02

    7. Additional resources 02

    1. Objectives 03

    2. Introduction 03

    3. Pre-work 03

    4. Session 03

    5. Quiz 03

    6. Additional resources 03

    1. Objectives 04

    2. Introduction 04

    3. Pre-work 04

    4. Session 04

    5. Quiz 04

    6. Additional resources 04

    1. Objectives 05

    2. Introduction 05

    3. Pre-work 05

    4. Session 05

    5. Quiz 05

    6. Discussion 05

Contemporary Post-Modern Apologetics 201 (Old Testament)

  • 14 hours of video content
  • 15 Modules
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion

What you'll need

All instructional material is provided in the course.

Instructor

Dr. Michael S. Heiser

Dr. Michael S. Heiser (who prefers to be called Mike) is a scholar of the Bible and its ancient context. He earned master’s degrees in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania and Hebrew Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before teaching at AWKNG School of Theology, Dr. Heiser taught at the university level for over 20 years and was the Academic Editor and Scholar for Logos Bible Software for 15 years. He supervised scholarly data projects related to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew and Semitic inscriptions, the Septuagint, and the Greek Pseudepigrapha. Dr. Heiser is published widely in scholarly academic journals, including the Bible Study Magazine, and authored several portions of the Faithlife Study Bible.

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What our students are saying

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Craig Brown

Content and Dr Heiser is awesome as usual.

Content and Dr Heiser is awesome as usual.

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Principles of Sound Thinking

Rebecca Redmond

Course objectives were thoroughly met. Each section complimented and expanded on the former, making the objectives easily understood.

Course objectives were thoroughly met. Each section complimented and expanded on the former, making the objectives easily understood.

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Need of the Hour: Understanding Why the OT is the OT

Cherian Mathew

The course clarifies very transparently key OT issues that conflict with post-modern thought backed by very solid content. A very different take and a much-needed perspective about the OT based on peer reviewed resources. Helps defend OT doctrin...

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The course clarifies very transparently key OT issues that conflict with post-modern thought backed by very solid content. A very different take and a much-needed perspective about the OT based on peer reviewed resources. Helps defend OT doctrine in the context of Scripture as a whole, mostly to oneself thereby solidifying personal faith.

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