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Apologetics Application Paper: Part 1 Submission Form

APOL 500
November 5, 2014

1. Target Audience: Atheist

2. Summary of Significant Elements of the Worldview of the Target Audience:

Douglas Groothuis stated in his writings that “ Our worldview shapes who we are and what we do. We are driven by our deepest beliefs, and interpret the world according to them, often almost automatically.” (pg.75)
Atheist do not believe that God exist, they believe a lot in matter. I think that you must know something about the Bible before you can have a Christian worldview. One of the residents that I work with is an atheist, and he has no explanation for being an atheist, except, because he wants to. It is the way he was taught as a child that is the problem.

3. Ideas of How Christianity Can Address the Worldview:

The Christian worldview summons people to follow Christ, to recognize, and obey the truth that sets them free. The atheist are very committed in what they believe, and a Christian is very committed in what they believe. There are different parts of beliefs. There is deism, naturalism and the New Age way of thinking. (Groothuis, pg.75)

4. Preliminary List of Issues to Be Addressed in the Final Paper: * The Atheistic Arguments, Errors, and Insights. * What is the causes of Atheism? * How new is the New Age Atheism?

5. Preliminary Bibliography
Craig, William Lane. “Classical Apologetics.” In Five Views on Apologetics, edited by Steven B. Cowan, 25–55. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000.

Beilby, James K. Thinking About Christian Apologetics: What it is and Why We Do It. (2011)

Haught, Dr. John F. God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and and Hitchens

Spiegel, James. The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief. (2012)

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