Part of every Christian’s evangelical task is being able to present a coherent argument for the faith to others. This, however, requires a knowledge of philosophy, a subject that has largely been discarded in modern-day argumentation.
In this course, Dr. Matthew Nelson endeavors to shed philosophy’s bad reputation as ‘primitive’ or ‘anti-science’ and re-establish its essential place in man’s search for truth and meaning. Drawing on wisdom from the saints and Magisterium, he both explains abstract metaphysical concepts and shows viewers how to apply them to actual arguments for and against the existence of God. Addressing topics such as the new atheism, the rise of scientism, and the relationship between faith and reason, he makes a case for using philosophy to more fully know and love God, who is as much the captivator of minds as he is the compeller of hearts.
Matthew Nelson is an apologist and practicing chiropractor. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He is the author of Just Whatever: How to Help the Spiritually Indifferent Find Beliefs That Really Matter and editor of The New Apologetics.