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The Annual Montgomery Apologetics Lecture

All that Christianity asks of men on this subject, is, that they would be consistent with themselves; that they would treat its evidences as they treat the evidence of other things; and that they would try to judge its actors and witnesses, as they deal with their fellow men, when testifying to human affairs and actions, in human tribunals. Let the witnesses be compared with themselves, with each other, and with surrounding facts and circumstances; and let their  testimony be sifted, as it were given in a courtof justice, on the side of the adverse party, the witnesses being subjected to a rigorous cross-examination. Testimony of the Evangelists.

Simon Greenleaf

Dedicated to the establishment of academic excellence, the LTL facilitates this goal through the collection and maintenence of private scholarly libraries. In 2020 Dr. John Warwick Montgomery agreed to donate his personal library of over 50,000 volumes, a collection that reflects his personal contribution of the legal and evidential approach to the study of scripture.  In coordination with his donation, the LTL has established an annual lecture focusing on apologetics (apologia). 

The mixing of law and theology has a rich history and the LTL and Dr. Montgomery seek to rely upon this history. From the apostolic mandate to defend the faith (I Peter 3:15), Simon Greenleaf’s Testimony of the Evangelists in the 19th century, to the Warburton Lectures at Lincoln’s Inn, these lectures align the LTL with the original purpose of “Legal London”. (For a fuller recitation of the history of the mixing of law with theology and the relationship of the LTL and Dr. Montgomery, go HERE.)

  • 2021 Inaugural Lecture Presented on December 2, 2021, Why Do Unbelievers Reject the Solid Evidences for Christian Truth, John Warwick Montgomery. All available video and resources can be found HERE.
  • 2022 Lecture Will be presented on October 8, 2022, Atheism on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Case for Unbelief, Mark Lanier for Information on registration, watch our website for details and updates.  

 

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