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Dr. Ben Smith: “In Defense of the Faith” Course

Wednesday, April 5 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

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The Office of Adult Formation of the Diocese of Nashville will be hosting “In Defense of the Faith,” a course taught by Aquinas College philosophy professor Dr. Benjamin L. Smith.

The eight-week course is aimed at equipping lay people with information and insights to explain the Christian beliefs. The course begins Wednesday, February 8 and runs through April 5, with no class on March 8.

Contact Joan Watson, Director of Adult Formation at the Diocese of Nashville, for more information details and to register: joan.watson@dioceseofnashville.com.

Cost: $40 (Scholarships available).

Note: This is not a college course.

In Defense of the Faith

The Apostle Peter instructs Christians to “Always be ready to make your defense to anyone
who demands from you an account for the hope that is 1n you.” (1 Pet. 3:15) But too many
Christians are ill-equipped to face the challenges posed by common modern objections to the
faith or provide a reasonable explanation of our hope. In this course, students receive the
information and insights they need to defend the truth of the faith and refute common

This course will equip Christians to:

  • Articulate a Christian worldview clearly and concisely
  • Identify common philosophical objections to Christian Faith
  • Challenge and critique objections to Christian faith with logical argument
  • Defend and explain the credibility of Christian faith with logical argument
  • Employ and define relevant ideas and schools from philosophy, past and present

About Dr. Ben Smith

Dr. Smith is the founder and faculty sponsor of the Socratic Club. His interests include Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Logic.

Ben SmithBenjamin L. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, PhilosophySchool of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., University of St. Thomas – Houston
M.A., Catholic University of America
B.A., Belmont University


Wednesday, April 5
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Diocese of Nashville Office of Adult Faith Formation


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4210 Harding Pike
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