Hendrik van der Breggen, Ph.D., is assistant professor of philosophy at Providence College, Otterburne, Manitoba.From the introduction: "Any argument in an apologia centers on showing respect to those persons with whom one disagrees. (Yes, I am here influenced by 1 Peter 3:15b.) Because
many people today are eager to belittle or hurt those with whom they
disagree (for example, by insult or, worse, by wearing explosives), I
am convinced—and convicted—that the art of apologia should be revived.
Hence, this column. Caution: I will undoubtedly err in this
column. I hope, therefore, that my mistakes will provide opportunities
for us to work together to draw nearer to truth. Plato calls truth our “common master.” I believe he is right.