MDiv with a concentration in Apologetics and Ethics
The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics and Ethics helps prepare students for ministry in a pluralistic world to people who struggle with honest questions about the truth of the tenets of the Christian faith. By investigating and comparing the sources and tests of truth, courses develop a coherent Christian worldview by which to live and minister authentically, while examining contradictory assumptions in alternative philosophies, religions and cults.
At Denver Seminary, apologetics and ethics falls under the umbrella of the Division of Christian Thought. Watch a video from the Division of Christian Thought. There are also several articles by Dr. Doug Groothuis available to read.
The MDiv with a concentration in Apologetics and Ethics is excellent preparation for goals such as:
Pastoral positions involving evangelism, apologetics, and outreach
Enrichment of preaching, teaching and other forms of ministry
Ministry in evangelism and apologetics-focused parachurch organizations, especially those requiring ordination
Doctoral study leading to advanced research and teaching
In addition to the MDiv core, this concentration involves 8 additional hours of Apologetics and Ethics electives. Electives may include:
History of Philosophy I & II, Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophical Ethics, Religious Pluralism, The Philosophy of Pascal, Epistemology, The Philosophy of C.S. Lewis, New Religious Movements, Metaphysics, Issues in Philosophy of Religion, Studies in Philosophy of Religion, and Writing for Publication.