While classical apologetics presents rational arguments for believing, imaginative apologetics (also called “cultural apologetics”) uses story to give context to the same concepts. While the term is new, the concept is not: Jesus used “imaginative apologetics” when telling parables. In this class we will look at works by recent scholars explaining what imaginative apologetics is, how it works and why it matters. We will also look at writings by twentieth century authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis who laid the groundwork for the study of Imaginative apologetics and examine stories that have been written for this purpose, applying these theories to the texts.