Talk

Imagination and Arguments in Apologetics

Date recorded: 22 May 2018 | Speaker: Bruce Little | Event: ELF Workshop
Imagination and Arguments in Apologetics

Description

This talk begins with a brief consideration of the idea of truth in the 21st century, where truth is not arrived at by argument, but merely a compliment paid to an idea that works for the moment. With exception to the hard sciences, this suggests that all truth claims enjoy equal value. Consequently, for many everyday citizens, arguments continue to lose convincing power. The last two thirds of the talk deals with thinking how apologetics might regain some convincing power in the minds of our citizens for the sake of making Christ known. This provides a context within which to examine the apologetics of Francis Schaeffer and C. S. Lewis and their use of reality and imagination.