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. Bass focuses on New 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 New 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.

Course content

  1. Module 01 | Introducing Modern Academic Jesus Research

  2. Module 02 | Gospel Historicity: The Sources

  3. Module 03 | Are the Gospels Historically Reliable?

  4. Module 04 | Introducing the Synoptic Problem

  5. Module 05 | The Christ Myth and the Historical Jesus

  6. Module 06 | Messianic Hope

Contemporary Post-Modern Apologetics 202 (New Testament)

  • $399.00
  • 15 Modules
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion