Course Isotope 2

Counseling Through the Life-Span

This course introduces the various theories of human development throughout a person’s life, from prenatal development, infancy, and early childhood all the way to late adulthood. Students will be instructed in the understanding of human development, the various issues specific to each stage of a person’s life, and how to…
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George Philipos
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Coptic Art Drawing – كورس تعلم الفن القبطي للايقونات

Learn how to draw (paint/write) Coptic icons like a professional by the hands of the expert Coptic Iconographer, Mr. George Philipos. The course duration is 8 weeks. It is a practical course, you learn step by step. You submit your weekly drawing to the professor. You enjoy the amazing artistic…
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Apologetics Courses, Dept. of Christian Philosophy

Apologetics I (History): The focus of this class is to serve as an introduction to the history of Christian Apologetics. The course will track Apologetics approaches through the 20 centuries of Christian Thought. This will include Apologetics of the New Testament, during the Patristic era, in the middle ages, during…
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Church History III: The Arab Conquest to Modernity 2

Church History III: The Arab Conquest to Modernity 2 (CHHT 605) will cover the early modern period to the rise of Egyptian nationalism (early twentieth century). Students will build a developed framework of the period by examining a variety of secondary sources written from different perspectives. This eight week course…
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Archaeology of the Old Testament

This course (BIBL 606) examines the relationship between archaeological data and the Old Testament. This investigation takes special interest in current problems in the field of biblical archaeology, such as the origins of Israel and the United Monarchy. The science of archaeology, fieldwork, and research methods are introduced.
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Introduction to the Geography of the Bible

This course (BIBL 605) offers an examination of the geography of lands in Scripture, including an analysis of the physical topography of natural regions and ancient sites; an assessment of political and territorial subdivisions; and a diachronic unfolding of those events that have transpired in the land that lend themselves…
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Egypt in the Bible

This course (BIBL 604) analyzes Egyptian history and culture, utilizing archaeological, textual, and iconographic sources. Biblical narratives that are set in Egypt, or where Israelite history intersects with Egypt, will be examined, with special emphasis on the Hebrew sojourn and Exodus.
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Old Testament Theology

This course (BIBL 603) offers a study of the approaches to the theology of the Old Testament in the last two hundred years with an emphasis on the motifs of creation and redemption as integrative themes and as anticipatory of the coming of Jesus Christ.
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Introduction to the Old Testament II

This course (BIBL 602) is an introduction to the Old Testament books, the literature of the Old Testament, the history of Israel, critical issues of Old Testament formation, methods in Old Testament study, and the theology of the Old Testament. This is the second course in a two-part series.
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Introduction to the Old Testament I

This course (BIBL 601) is an introduction to the Old Testament books, the literature of the Old Testament, the history of Israel, critical issues of Old Testament formation, methods in Old Testament study, and the theology of the Old Testament. It is the first course in a two-part series.
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$200.00

Applied Biblical Studies III

This course (BIBL 623) is designed to make an important shift from theory to practice, to allow the student to apply what may otherwise seem like distant concepts at times. This course is designed to cover the overall themes and subjects of the Biblical books. This course will approach applied…
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Applied Biblical Studies II

This course (BIBL 622) is designed to make an important shift from theory to practice, to allow the student to apply what may otherwise seem like distant concepts at times. This course is designed to cover the overall themes and subjects of the Biblical books. This course will approach applied…
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Applied Biblical Studies I

This course (BIBL 621) is designed to make an important shift from theory to practice, to allow the student to apply what may otherwise seem like distant concepts at times. This course is designed to cover the overall themes and subjects of the Biblical books. This course will approach applied…
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Apologetics III

This class is the third Apologetics class which builds upon the previous two classes namely, Apologetics I and Apologetics II. This classes presents a more in-depth study of a few of the topics which were covered in the previous two classes, by reviewing and analyzing articles and papers contributed by…
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New Testament III

This course (BIBL 613) discusses the origins and structures of the New Testament writings with introductory readings alongside interpretations of the main Pauline Writings, the Catholic Epistles, and the Book of Revelation. This course is second of two courses. It is a continuation of New Testament II in which the…
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New Testament II

New Testament II (BIBL 612) explores ways to read the New Testament as well as an in-depth analysis of the context, philosophy, and hermeneutics of the New Testament. This course discusses the origins and structures of the New Testament writings with introductory readings alongside interpretations of the main themes of…
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New Testament I

New Testament I begins with an introduction to the New Testament, followed by an Orthodox Christian Perspective on the New Testament. It includes a survey of the New Testament books in their historical and religious backgrounds with attention to hermeneutics, the patristic exegetical heritage, and modern biblical studies.
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H.G. Bishop David
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Introduction to Coptic Language

In this course, you will learn to read Bohairic Coptic in its modern pronunciation, with an eye towards use in the Divine Liturgy. You will also learn the basics of Coptic grammar and syntax. No prior knowledge of Coptic is needed in order to enroll in this course.
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Sandy Aziz, Ph.D.
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Advanced Theories of Counseling

This course will engage the various theories of counseling and their implications for a practicing counselor wishing to implement these theories. Additionally, this course will focus on the different theories comparing and contrasting the pros and cons of each. Theories of Counseling is a prerequisite for this advanced course.
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Sandy Aziz, Ph.D.
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Theories of Counseling

The purposes of this course are to provide students with an understanding of the major theories of counseling and their related techniques so that students can then apply theoretical material to their approach towards evangelism.  Please note that taking this abbreviated course does NOT give you the ability to present yourself…
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Church History III: The Arab Conquest to Modernity (1)

Church History III: The Arab Conquest to Modernity (1) (CHHT 604) will examine Egypt’s medieval period and the different houses of Islamic rule. Students will delve into the History of the Patriarchs as the primary source for the period, supplemented by secondary sources from both within and without the tradition.…
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Church History I: The Early Church & Coptic History (2)

Church History I: The Early Church and Coptic History 2 (CHHT 602) will attempt to frame the decline of Alexandria’s importance on the universal church stage in the fourth and fifth centuries. Students will examine primary sources that trace the rise of Rome’s theological (and the simultaneous decline of its…
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Dr. Amany Kiryakos
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World Religions

This course (WREL 601) is an introduction to world religions in which other religions are compared to Christianity, especially Coptic Orthodox Christianity. We will address common grounds between these religions and Christianity, as well as differences and divergences. Besides the main Abrahamic religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–you will study Hinduism, Buddhism,…
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Dr. Amany Kiryakos
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Comparative Theology

This course (THEO 621) is designed to compare and contrast Coptic Orthodox Christianity to other faiths in the world, including Roman Catholicism, aspects of the Magisterial and Radical Reformation, Evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism. You will also learn about non-mainstream Christians such as Mormons, Christian Science, and Jehovah’s Witnesses, analyzing why exactly…
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Fr. Bechoi Saleib
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Sports Leadership Ministry

This course will prepare church leaders and coaches to minister youth through sports and to play for the glory of God. How can the Bible be practically applied to sports and recreational activities? This course will help you guide youth to better understand how to integrate faith and sports in…
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Educational Psychology

In this course, you will learn how to translate theories into practices that you can use in your Sunday school class. You will be exposed to current issues and emerging trends in the field of educational psychology. How does one become an “intentional teacher,” who reflects on his or her…
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Education: Middle & High School

The success of Sunday school teaching depends completely on God’s grace (Acts 2:37). God’s grace will be bestowed upon those who labor heard preparing themselves to carry such responsibility of teaching the word of God. In this course you will engage with the leading theories of middle and high school…
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Health & Sex Education

The world has changed many definitions regarding the family structure, gender, sexual orientation, marriage, etc. Christian leaders should redefine all values as structured by God from the beginning. In this course, as a Christian leader, you will learn how to remain faithful to these values biblically, how to teach them…
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Education: Stewardship (Amin al-Khidma)

This course is for Sunday school and church leaders. In our rapidly changing and ever-complex world, we often suffer crises in leadership. While guiding your Sunday school youth, you will learn how to become a transformational leader. Many leaders work within situations; transformational leaders change situations. Christian leadership is all…
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Education: Elementary Sunday School

The success of Sunday school teaching depends completely on God’s grace (Acts 2:37). God’s grace will be bestowed upon those who labor heard preparing themselves to carry such responsibility of teaching the word of God. In this course you will engage with the leading theories of elementary school education. The…
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Education: Classroom Management

Teaching Sunday School relies entirely on the grace of God (Acts 2:37). The grace of God will be conferred on those who work hard to prepare themselves to serve Sunday school. A lot of time is being wasted in Sunday school while managing the classroom. This course, by using a…
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Education: Instructional Technology & Motivation

In teaching Sunday School, one ought to rely on the grace of God (Acts 2:37). The grace of God will be conferred on those who prepare themselves to serve in Sunday school. In this course, you will learn effective classroom strategies along with research-based strategies for increasing Sunday School students’…
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Patristic Scriptural Exegesis

Patristic Scriptural Exegesis will offer the methods and tendencies of a pre-modern hermeneutic of Scripture. The Church Fathers and Mothers read Scripture with certain assumptions, likely different than contemporary assumptions and methodologies. How did they read Scripture? Can we develop something of a Patristic lectio divina (Sacred reading) and apply…
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Coptic Hymnology III (Festal Hymns)

Coptic Hymnology III will focus on moderate to advanced Coptic Festal hymns for the Feasts of the Nativity, Resurrection, and Pentecost in the Coptic liturgical calendar. More specifically, these hymns will include: Is Pateer (long), Tobh Hina (long), Ee-Parthenos, O Nim Nai, Kata Nikhoros, Tolithos, Teen Anastasin, Piepnevma. Each week…
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Coptic Hymnology II (Lenten Hymns)

Coptic Hymnology II will focus on moderate to advanced Coptic hymns in the Lenten season of the Coptic liturgical calendar. More specifically, these hymns will be taken from the weekday liturgies of the Great Lent season. They will include: Long Kyrie Eleyson (Verses of Cymbals), Alleluia Ei-e-ee, Nefsenti, Share Efnouti,…
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Coptic Hymnology I (Annual Hymns)

Coptic Hymnology I will focus on moderate to advanced Coptic hymns in the ordinary or annual season of the Coptic liturgical calendar. More specifically, these hymns will be from the Divine Liturgy, including Matins, the Offertory, and the Liturgy of the Word. The hymns will include Tengosht (long), Sotis, Al…
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Patristic Scriptural Exegesis

Patristic Scriptural Exegesis will offer the methods and tendencies of a pre-modern hermeneutic of Scripture. The Church Fathers and Mothers read Scripture with certain assumptions, likely different than contemporary assumptions and methodologies. How did they read Scripture? Can we develop something of a Patristic lectio divina (Sacred reading) and apply…
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$200.00

Introduction to the Desert Fathers (St. Antony)

Introduction to the Desert Fathers is a course that examines some of the lives and the sayings of some of the Coptic Desert Fathers. The course will place a great emphasis on St. Antony the great by studying The Life of Antony by St. Athanasius of Alexandria, The Seven Letters…
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Pastoral Theology

Pastoral Theology is typically understood as a course for preparation for the priesthood, but in reality is a course for laity taking on “Pastoral Roles.” A presentation of classical ancient texts such as On the Priesthood by St. John Chrysostom & St. Cyril of Alexandria and On the Pastoral Rule…
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Coptic Canon Law

Canon Law is an understudied area of Coptic Orthodox Ecclesiology. The Church is governed first and foremost by Christ the head of the Church, and the body of Christ consisting of the Bishops (represented in the Holy Synod) and the Priest, Deacons and laity. Students will survey primarily the Alexandrian…
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Youth Ministry

Youth ministry is an integral part of many of our communities. Young people bring much promise to the future of our church. This course is designed for students who are engaged or preparing for such ministries and want to develop and enhance those skills. Students will be required to learn…
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Church Administration

This course is designed to provide participants with a more advanced understanding of administration and its appropriate place in the Church as well as how to become more effective servants. It will allow for the development of skills necessary to establish a foundation for service along in accordance to the…
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Orthodox Soteriology

Soteriology is the study of the Lord Jesus Christ’s economy of salvation–His salvific work through His Incarnation, Crucifixion, descent into Hades, Resurrection, Ascension, and glorious Second Coming. As such, this course will focus on these topics in relation to humanity and its participation in this economy. What does the fall…
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Ministry of the Sick and Dying

Ministering to Coptic Orthodox parishioners and others who are sick or dying is an essential work of the Church. Jesus Christ Himself commissions us to do this type of visitation to those who are sick. Today many people find themselves in hospitals or palliative care institutions with no one to…
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History of Coptic Hymnology

This course provides an overview of the history and development of Coptic hymnology, focusing primarily on structure, tune and systematic placement. Utilization of the Ordo of the Church manuscripts, written liturgical resources, and the oral tradition from various regions of Egypt provides a thorough depiction of Coptic hymnological tradition. Extrapolating…
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Marriage Preparation

Whether you are married, single and planning to get married, or single wishing to live celibate, understanding God’s design to unite man and woman in marriage is a biblical truth that requires attentive studying and discussion. St. Athanasius states that, “married Christians belong to the righteous life of the whole…
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Contemporary Issues

The growth of the Orthodox Church in many western countries while impressive leaves Her facing many new issues which have not been encountered in the past century. The success of the Church is dependent to a large extent on Her ability to face these issues head-on, equipped to defend and…
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Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

Reading the Holy Scripture in its original language means more depth in grasping the meaning, the nuance and the literal beauty of the Biblical text.  Some scholars said that reading the Bible in translation is like kissing your bride through a veil. This eight week intensive course provides a basic…
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Ordained Deacon Service

As the Church spread in the land of immigration, the rank of the full Deacon (Diakon) came back to the light. Its revival was mainly for helping in Liturgical services, followed by other extended services in the Church such as serving new immigrants. For this reason the course is designed…
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Dogmatic & Systematic Theology

Understanding the dogma and doctrine of the Coptic Orthodox Church is critical to forming a worldview that is nested in Scripture, the early Church Fathers, and in Jesus Christ Himself who instituted the Church and Her sacramentality. Dogmatic & Systematic Theology (THEO 601) cover a wide range of authors, from…
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Orthodox Christian Ethics

This course (CEMT 602) surveys a few of the leading contemporary ethical systems in the west and offers a perspective that shifts away from deontological, consequentialist, and quandary ethics and towards virtue ethics. Utilizing virtue ethics offers one step in the direction towards developing a Coptic Orthodox Christian ethic, but…
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Spiritual Theology I

This is the first of two courses on Spiritual Theology and it is designed to serve as an introduction to the spiritual tradition of Orthodox Christianity. This course (THEO 611) will examine the rich spirituality derived from the Holy Scriptures, the Desert Fathers, and the Church Fathers. The course will…
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History of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

The purpose of this course (CHHT 608) is to provide the learner with a brief introduction to the many and various peoples, societies, civilizations, and cultures which, united in a common faith, constitute the ancient and venerable Oriental Orthodox Churches. The course will primarily concern itself with the history of…
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Church History I (Part 1): The Early Church & Coptic History (1)

The purpose of this course (CHHT 601) is to cultivate in the learner an appreciation for the Church as the Body of Christ and also as an institution with a clearly defined ecclesiology, structure, and a system of beliefs and practices. This section of the course will cover the history…
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George Philipos
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Iconography III

In this course (ICON 551), you will learn to write (paint) icons with the expert iconographer, George Philipos through a series of tutorial videos. In addition to other assignments, as you pass the halfway point of the semester, you will be required to write an icon for which you will…
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Dr. Essam Nakhla
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Introduction to Apologetics

In this course, you will develop evidence-based skills to defend the Christian faith, understanding scientific, historical, textual and theological ways of verifying and reconstructing Scriptural texts, and begin to understand the background of the New Testament writings. Upon completion of this introductory course, the student should be able to answer…
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Addiction & Spirituality

Addictions face too many youth today, and there is no one free from one form of addiction or another. In light of this reality, this course explores Coptic Orthodox perspectives into the intersection of addiction and spirituality. Is addiction a one dimensional problem, or is it composed of biological, psychological,…
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Apologetics I

The focus of this class is to serve as an introduction to the field of Christian Apologetics. The course will track Apologetics approaches through the 20 centuries of Christian Thought. This will include Apologetics of the New Testament, Apologetics during the Patristics era, in the Middle ages, during the period…
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$200.00

Bible & Science

Science is often used by non-Christians as evidence against Christianity, though the two are not at odds. This course will explore the compatibility between Scripture and science. To have real conflict and contradiction depends on how an individual defines the Bible and the sciences. If the Bible is described as…
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Biblical Theology

Scripture is fundamental to the life of the Coptic Orthodox Christian. Biblical Theology (BIBL 631) will focus on the relationship of Scripture to the Orthodox tradition and the general theological themes found within Scripture. The course then goes on to the use of Scripture within a liturgically worshipping community, the…
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Bioethics & Orthodoxy

This course will offer Christian reflections by Orthodox authors on some of the most controversial bioethical discussions at the fore of contemporary culture. Some topics that will be explored include stem cell research, the use of embryonic stem cells, gene therapy, new definitions of sexuality and marriage, treatment of addictive…
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Christology

The importance of Christology for Coptic Orthodox Christianity cannot be understated. Quickly after, and even during, the life of the Lord Jesus Christ, many attempted to articulate the mystery of the Incarnate Logos. This course takes a close look at the nature of Christ, the Council of Chalcedon, and the…
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Church History I (Part 2): The Early Church & Coptic History (2)

The purpose of this course (CHHT 602) is to cultivate in the learner an appreciation for the Church as the Body of Christ and also as an institution with a clearly defined ecclesiology, structure, and a system of beliefs and practices. This section of the course will cover the history…
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Patristics I

This course (PATR 601) explores the beginnings of Patristic literature. It gives a quick glimpse of the first-generation writers after the apostles, the beginnings of the apologetic writings, the beginnings of the writings of the early theologians, the earliest documents of the acts of the martyrs, the first theological schools…
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Apologetics II

The class, which serves as a sequel to the first Apologetics class (Apologetics I), focuses on answering key questions that challenge the faith. These questions include: (1) the existence of God; (2) Why does anything at all exist: (3) the fine-tuning of the universe and its implications; (4) Why does…
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