DEPARTMENT OF APOLOGETICS AND PHILOSOPHY BERNARD L. RAMM, B.D., M.A., Professor (Head of the Department) IONE LOWMAN, Ph.D. APOLOGETICS The aim and goal of the department of Apologetics is to correlate Christianity with the knowledge attained by man philosophically and scientifically. Working from an adequate exegetical knowledge of the Scriptures and reasonable familiarity with the present status of philosophy and science, it endeavors to show the harmony of Christianity with the realm of fact and logic.


CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES. The basic problem of the relationship of Christian faith to secular, scientific, and philosophic knowledge. The principal burden of the course is to show the truthfulness of Christianity on the basis of the supernatural element present in Biblical history, e.g., miracles, prophecy, and the resurrection. Credit, two hours. BIBLE AND SCIENCE. The general relationship of scientific knowledge to Biblical faith; and specifically those passages of the Bible that are called in question by science, e.g., creation, the flood, the ark, the long day of Joshua, Jonah and the whale, and other miracles. Credit, two hours.


PHILOSOPHY It is the purpose of this department to acquaint the student with the principal problems and issues of philosophy, historical and contemporary. The effort is made to give a sympathetic insight into the great philosophers and philosophies of the past and present. In specialized courses the problems and issues of philosophies are given an evaluation based upon the particular emphasis of our own school as contained in its charter. 308 CULTS. A study of modern "isms" from source material presenting the actual teaching of the founders and leaders of the movements. The corresponding teaching of the Bible is emphasized. Elective. Credit, two hours.


PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY. An introductory course for the further study of philosophy. It consists of an examination of the major fields of philosophy, the principal methods of philosophizing, and a survey of the out­ standing historical and contemporary types of philosophy. Credit, two hours. HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY. The principal philosophers from the time of Thales to Hegel. Emphasis is placed at all those points where contemporary philosophy and Christianity interacted. Prerequisi te, Philosophy 401. Credit, two hours. HERMENEUTICS. An examination of the science of Biblical interpretation, and those specialized rules for particular parts of the Bible, such as typology, prophecy, and parables . The Protestant biblical and grammatical method of interpretation is defended. Credit, two hours. 49



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