apologetics apologetics

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines

Usage(s):

  1. On second inspection, however, Bondaryev seems to be dealing more in apologetics than in admonitions.
  2. The records represent Sheen's public sermons rather than apologetics in camera, for prospective converts,, but they strikingly reveal both his manner and his matter.
  3. Campanati also finds time to draw blueprints for the ecumenical reform of the church and deliver lectures in basic apologetics to the wayward Toomey.

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  1. During his response the Pope stated, "In a society that rightly values personal liberty, the church needs to promote at every level of her teaching - in catechesis, preaching, seminary and university instruction - an apologetics aimed at affirming...
    on Apr 30, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic.net

  2. "Obama undoubtedly thinks he is demonstrating historical magnanimity with all these moral equivalencies and self-flagellating apologetics. On the contrary. He's showing cheap condescension, an unseemly hunger for applause and a willingness to...
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Charles Krauthammer Source: Bizjournals.com

  3. "The head of the Mormon's chief apologetics website FAIR recently used my public comments exposing this cult as the work of satan it is in their latest fundraising effort to their constituency," said Keller. "Young Mormon men on bicycles are...
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Bill Keller Source: WebWire (press release)

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