Tuesday, December 22, 2015


We can learn a lot from studying the works of apologists who came before us. And doing so gives us a much deeper and broader perspective. And as an added bonus, most of their works can be found on the internet for FREE! Below are links to pages I started for this very purpose and a couple of other excellent resources. I hope to eventually expand this page to include all apologists of the past 2000 years.

*Works of 17th Century Apologists
*Works of 18th Century Apologists
*Works of 19th Century Apologists
*Works of 20th Century Apologists

*Eight lectures by John Robbins covering: The Early Church, Augustine, AnselmThomas AquinasCalvin and LutherButler and PaleySchleiermacher & 
Kierkegaard, Twentieth Century Confusion.
*Historical Apologetics
by C. Gregg Singer: "an overview of apologetics through the centuries." (24 lectures)

*Historical Apologetics by Phil Fernandes (28 lectures)

*"Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Irenaeus" by Kenneth Samples. From an excellent series of articles introducing major apologists of the past. At Samples' article, scroll down and find more articles in the series.
*"Rhetoric as Apologetic- Can we learn from ancient apologetics?" by J.W. Wartick

*Faith Thinkers: 30 Christian Apologists You Should Know by Robert Bowman, Jr. Highly recommended. A concise and readable introduction to 30 of the most important apologists of the past 2000 years.
*A History of Apologetics by Avery Cardinal Dulles. You can find a 3-part review of this book here.
*Christian Apologetics Past and Present (Volume 1, To 1500 AD): A Primary Source Reader, edited by William Edgar and K. Scott Oliphint
*Christian Apologetics Past and Present (Volume 2, From 1500 AD): A Primary Source Reader, edited by William Edgar and K. Scott Oliphint
*Faith Has Its Reasons by Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman, Jr. FREE.
*Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources, edited by Khaldoun A. Sweis and Chad V. Meister
*Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews and Christians, edited by Mark Edwards, et al
*In Defence of Christianity: Early Christian Apologists (Early Christianity in the Context of Antiquity), edited by Jakob Engberg, et al

*The Library of Historical Apologetics: An excellent resource by Dr. Timothy McGrew.
*"A Course of Readings in Apologetics"Dr. Timothy McGrew's recommended readings include many books from this period.
*Classic Works of Apologetics Online: A massive and excellent site listing apologists alphabetically. Definitely worth checking out.
*"Juridical Apologists 1600-2000 AD: A Bio-Bibliographical Essay" by Philip Johnson
*Dead Apologists Society: An evangelical Facebook group for discussing the works of past apologists. I encourage you to join.
*Top 10 *FREE* Classic Apologetics Books in ebook and audio
*Brief profiles of apologists from the past at Apologetics315
*Christian History Magazine has an entire issue devoted to Thomas Aquinas (which is FREE in PDF).
*Digital Public Library of America has 69 ebooks in the category "Apologetics--History--Early church, ca.30 to 600 AD."
*Digital Public Library of America has 7 ebooks in the category "Apologetics--History--Middle Ages, 600 to 1500."
*The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania) has 44 ebooks in the category "Apologetics--Early Works to 1800."
*The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania) has 12 ebooks in the category "Apologetics--History--Early church, ca.30 to 600 AD."
*The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania) has 1 ebook in the category "Apologetics--History--Middle Ages, 600 to 1500."

**Also check out my growing 
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Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
an intellectual giant who was the father of modern chemistry and made important discoveries in physics and other areas of science, also. He was also a devout Christian and wrote on the relationship of Christianity to science and in his will endowed what became known as the Boyle Lectures, annual lectures exploring the relationship between "natural philosophy" (science) and Christianity.


  1. Wow, what a wonderful endowment -to establish lectures on Natural philosophy (science) and Christianity.

    1. Yes, definitely. More Christians should be so kingdom-minded.

  2. Thanks Brad, Merry Christmas and a blessed new year. 2016 will be your best year, yet, in Jesus Christ.

    1. Thanks, Chris! And to you, also. Merry Christmas! :)