Apologetics 315 Podcast 018 – Sarah Enterline on the Life of Susanna Newcome

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 018 – Sarah Enterline on the Life of Suzanna Newcome

In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview Sarah R. Enterline (www.sarahrenterline.com) about her recent book No Apologies: The Life & Work of Susanna Newcome.

0:30 – Update: A nice fruit basket.
1:47 – Intro to Sarah Enterline.
4:24 – What Sarah has been working on lately with The Library of Historical Apologetics. Cataloging and researching the work of historical apologists.
5:50 – What Sarah didn’t expect to learn about apologists from the past, and what most people don’t know about C.S. Lewis.
7:18 – What interested Sarah in Susanna Newcome? Her character and life, her academics.
10:44 – The odd relationship between Susanna and her husband. Susanna’s reputation as a top-class thinker.
13:42 – Why character matters more than ever.
16:27 – What makes this book different? And why it’s so amazing.
18:51 – The state of women in apologetics today, and how we might see more interest and involvement of women in apologetics.
23:21 – The shift to more women in apologetics today.
24:34 – Are men more interested in the rational side of faith than women, or is that a myth?
30:18 – The amazing range of arguments for God in Susanna Newcome’s work. Unique perspectives she brings to the table that we don’t see today. Appeals to happiness.
36:51 – The importance of defining one’s terms, and how to make a good argument. Lots of footnotes is a good thing.
40:43 – When looking for evidence for God, we should expect to see miracles. What sort of evidence are we looking for?
45:14 – Anticipating potential objections and answering them.
45:59 – Susanna wrote a second version of her work to answer new objections on the scene in her day.
49:02 – Argument from prophecy: should we see them more today? How helpful are they, and in what areas are they most beneficial?
53:21 – Apologetic arguments that bolster the faith of believers, not only geared to non-believers.
54:35 – What can apologists today learn from the life and work of Susanna Newcome? How to logically lay out an argument.

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Brian Auten is the founder emeritus of Apologetics315. He is also director of Reasonable Faith Belfast. Brian holds a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics and has interviewed over 150 Christian apologists. His background is in missions, media direction, graphic design, and administration. Brian started Apologetics315 in 2007 to be an apologetics hub to equip Christians to defend the faith.

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