The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy 
 Advancing the Kingdom of Christ through Scholarship, Leadership and Action
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Studies in Christian Philosophy

PHIL 200 -Introduction to Christian Philosophy
 

All philosophy is based upon a belief system and thus is religious in nature and scope. This is an overview of various trends and ideas in Philosophy including some of the more influential personalities from the ancients through to the Modern era.

Requirements: Each student is to show an in-depth understanding of the material presented, and must be able to produce a series of carefully written works accurately analyzing
the material presented. This course will provide an overview of major areas of philosophical thought—such as epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics—as well as major thinkers in the history of the human philosophical tradition. Emphasis will be placed on how the various issues that come up in the history of philosophical thought ultimately must be seen in the context of the antithesis between Christian and non-Christian worldviews and the practical implications of these ideas in Christian and non-Christian ethics.

Proctoring Instructor: Dr Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee: $300. (4 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)


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PHIL 210 - Scripture and the Philosophy of the U.S. Constitutional

This course discovers, and analyses historical primary source documents while exploring Constitutional Philosophy in light of the doctrine of Covenantal Government. This course is a comparative course with Constitutional Law and Political Philosophy and can be taken in sequence with these other courses.

Requirements: Each student is to show an in-depth understanding of the material presented, and must be able to produce a series of carefully written works accurately analyzing government policy in order to dispute erroneous modern governmental polity in light of the Covenant structure.

Instructor: Professor Rev. Dr. Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee: $300. (4 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)


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PHIL 220 - Political Philosophy & The Sacred Canon

This course is an excellent primer for those interested in the history and philosophy of political thought and legal ideology from a Biblical perspective. This is a lecture based course which covers both philosophy and politics from the beginning of Creation through antiquity to Puritan and Enlightenment. This is an excellent companion to the Constitutional Law and Constitutional Philosophy courses.

Requirements: This course is structured as an independent class corresponding to the class lectures. The student will be required to listen to the lectures  and be prepared to discuss in writing the principles behind each lecture.

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Paul Michael Raymond
Format: On campus
Course Fee: $300. (4 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)


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PHIL 240 - Christian Apologetics 

This course is an introduction to Christian Apologetics

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately applying the discipline of Christian apologetics apologetics. 

Instructor: Professor Rev. Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$225. (3 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)

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PHIL 250 - Defending the Faith - Studies in Applied Christian Apologetics 

This course focuses on defending Christianity against attacks from all other philosophies and religions.  This is another advanced course where students will be trained to think presuppositionally by making the Bible the starting point of their defense and learning to refute non-Christian worldviews. These lectures are by Dr Gordon Clark and Dr. John Robbins and should be a welcomed addition to the series study of Apologetics.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately applying presuppositional apologetics. 

Instructor: Dr. Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$225. (3 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)

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PHIL 260 - Presuppositional Christian Apologetics 

This course focuses on defending Christianity against attacks from all other philosophies and religions.  As such students will be trained to think presuppositionally by making the Bible the starting point of their defense and learning to refute non-Chrisitan worldviews by conducting an internal critique of their first principles.  Students will learn from two of the most able defenders of the faith, Greg L. Bahnsen and Vincent Chueng.   

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately applying presuppositional apologetics.  In addition, students will write a final paper applying presuppositionalism to refute one of the following worldviews:  Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, or a false-Christian cult (e.g., Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness). 

Instructor: Professor Steve Halbrook
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$225. (3 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)

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PHIL 270 - Historical Apologetics

This course focuses on both Historical Apologetics and compares it with Biblical Apologetics as it existed throughout the Early Church and the periods after. These lectures are taken form the teaching of Dr. John Robbins and are seminary level studies.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented.

Instructor: Dr. Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$300. (4 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)

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ART 200 CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY OF THE VISUAL ARTS 

This course is recommended as a prerequisite for any Christian student who wishes to pursue an education in the creative arts, is interested in the Christian philosophy concerning the world of the arts, or has a general interest in history. This is not a hands-on course, so students do not necessarily have to be artists.  

Course Description: Beginning in Genesis, students will gain a strong insight into God’s purpose for all of the creative arts, as they also discover the important responsibilities artisans have been given by God. Students will get a brief overview of the historical genres, trends, and influences of the visual arts, pertaining to western culture. They will also learn about the “art world”: the general way it works; the various employment opportunities; its influence upon society, and how faithful Christians should dominate this important field in our culture..

Format: This course is offered in the spring and the fall of each year. Students will receive the course syllabus and other necessary material for the course. They will be expected to be present at all 4 interactive meetings*. Students can meet online via “Google Hang-Out”.

* Students MUST notify the instructor if they are unable to be present at a meeting  to work out a  possible replacement assignment.

Requirements: Students must be present at 4 meetings (either in-house, or live online) to discuss the material. Student’s participation and contribution at the meetings are considered in the final grade. Students will write a final research paper, as well as a critique at the end of the course. 

Book: “State of the Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe”, by Gene Veith, Jr. 

Tuition: $225.00 (3 Credit Hours @$75/hr) 
Instructor:
Jane Raymond

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PHIL 300 - Biblical Manhood

This course focuses on the Christian Philosophy of Manhood.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately using a solid epistemological base.

Instructor: Professor Dr. Rev Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$225. (3 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)

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PHIL 320 - Biblical Womanhood

This course focuses on the Christian Philosophy of Womanhood.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately using a solid epistemological base.

Instructor: Professor Dr. Rev Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$225. (3 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)

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PHIL 340 - Marriage and The Biblical Family

This course focuses on the Christian Philosophy of the family.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately using a solid epistemological base.

Instructor: Professor Dr. Rev Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$225. (3 Credit Hours @ $75/hr)

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PHIL 360 - Biblical Ethics & Equity

While this course is an introduction course to Biblical Ethics it is very comprehensive. The material discovers, and analyses that philosophical discipline of Ethics and Equity from a Biblical viewpoint. [Recommendation Companion Course: Institutes on Biblical Law Volume One]

Requirements: Each student is to show an in-depth understanding of the material presented through note-taking and written assignments. Each Lecture is to be listened to and notated. Reading assignments are to be carefully read and notes are to be taken for review.

Instructor: Professor Rev. Dr. Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence & On campus
Course Fee: $600.
(6 Credit Hours @$100/hr)


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PHIL380 Epistemology

This course focuses on the source of knowledge from a Christian perspective.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately using a solid epistemological base.

Instructor: Professor Dr. Rev Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$300. (3 Credit Hours @ $100/hr)

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PHIL 400 Philosophy, Theology and Apologetics

This course focuses on the development of Philosophy from a Christian perspective.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately using a solid epistemological base.

Instructor: Professor Dr. Rev Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$300. (3 Credit Hours @ $100/hr)

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All course donation fees are to be paid to the Institute For Theonomic Reformation (ITR) in Support of its Non-Profit Work in Advancing the Kingdom of Christ.  
PHIL 500 Philosophical Apologetics

This graduate level course is an advanced study in apologetics from a philosophical vantage point.

Requirements: Students must show an in-depth understanding of the material presented and produce a series of well-written works accurately using a solid epistemological base.

Instructor: Professor Dr. Rev Paul Michael Raymond
Format: Correspondence
Course Fee:
$300. (3 Credit Hours @ $100/hr)

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