Catholic Answers School of Apologetics: Beginning Apologetics Online Course
- Maximum Purchase:
- 1 unit
Online Course Description
Beginning Apologetics covers:
- Methods of defending the Faith
- The history of apologetics
- The existence of God
- The case for the Christian faith
- Evidence for the Catholic Church
- The reliability of the New Testament
- Objections to the Church
- The practical techniques you need to know
The course consists of more than forty individual video segments, each of which is around ten minutes long—meaning that you can study as much or as little as you have time for at the moment.
In the course, Jimmy distills the essential insights from his more than a quarter century of doing apologetics professionally.
We guarantee that even seasoned defenders of the Faith will learn things they didn’t know before.
NOTE: A certificate of completion is only available with the online version.
86 online lessons + PDF Study Guide
Running Time: 7 hours, 34 minutes
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Online Course (Run-Time 7:34)
Great flow. The best content.
I learn more about my faith as well as subjects that I should have known about and yet I was not aware of.
Love this! Bite-sized chunks, one main idea at a time to ponder. We’re going to use this and Moral Apologetics (both because we couldn’t decide which to use first) with our women’s study group. We’ll do Beginning one week and Moral another week, with our own study at home in-between. Just getting started on this plan, but even in the first meeting, plenty of conversation was generated!
I loved the course. It was deep but easy to follow, I was able to do it on my own time and the sessions were short, The questions at the end of each session were challenging.
This course is helping me with in-person and online discussions. Instead of just "winging it" like I did before, I have gained some insight into how to have discussions which are more open and enjoyable.
I've been on a "hunt" for almost 2 years for a clear, concise explanation of the various elements of the faith and I think this is one of THE best resources I've found, especially from a Catholic perspective. A huge THANK YOU to the Catholic Answers team and Jimmy Akin. A few things I want to call out: (1) The breadth of topics covered is exhilarating. It touches almost every piece you'd want to touch, but in bite-sized consumable chunks. There are some areas you might personally want to go deeper, but remember this is an introductory course. (2) The lessons on the Catholic Church teachings and positions are especially good. (3) I also want to give a shout out to the production team, the video quality, setting, mood, lighting and Jimmy Akin's style is fantastic and very conducive for learning. I almost think of Jimmy as a personal friend at the end of the course. :) Totally worth it, and I am eagerly waiting for your more advanced courses! Thank you again to the CA team for the invaluable work you are doing to further Christ's commission!
This course is holistic. It gives you an ‘overview’ about the beliefs of the Catholic Church. This is a very helpful start for those who want to deepen their faith and know the truths about the church. Thank you Catholic Answers for this course, it helped me grow my faith. God bless your work.
The lessons I have viewed and completed provide well-constructed arguments that I can use to address my colleagues' comments on our faith. Thank you!
Video is excellent. Have perused .pdf document. It look very thorough and accurate, but I haven't yet started reading it. I downloaded it to my Kindle.