apologetics


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apologetics

the branch of theology concerned with the defence and rational justification of Christianity
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I sat up, earnestly damning the management of that unthinkable hotel, and was about to spring from the bed to go and make trouble for the night- clerk--him of the apologetic manner and the tallow candle--when something in the situation affected me with a strange indisposition to move.
He left us in the white flash of an apologetic grin.
Archer stared at the speaker so blankly that he repeated in still more apologetic accents: "It'll be exactly the same, sir, I do assure you--" and May's eager voice broke out, covering the embarrassed silence: "The same as Rhinebeck?
Snagsby, with much bowing and short apologetic coughing, takes his leave, lightened in heart.
Peter never quite knew what twins were, and his band were not allowed to know anything he did not know, so these two were always vague about themselves, and did their best to give satisfaction by keeping close together in an apologetic sort of way.
He half rose to his feet and became at once apologetic.
Terrified as they were by this sudden torrent of words, the two gentlewomen could not but smile at the sight of the fiery, domineering victim and the big apologetic representative of mankind who sat meekly bearing all the sins of his sex.
With a conciliating, apologetic bob of his tail, he trotted on up wind and came upon Skipper on his back, rolled in a blanket so that only his head stuck out, and sound asleep.
But the next instant she was warning him away from the cubs with a snarl that was less harsh than usual and that was more apologetic than menacing.
A cheap cotton shirt, with frayed collar and a bosom discoloured with what I took to be ancient blood-stains, was put on me amid a running and apologetic fire of comment.
Upon my soul, Jack,' says Edwin, complacently, 'I feel quite apologetic for having my way smoothed as you describe.
Five US and European scholars of philosophy and theology defend Lewis' Christian apologetics and another five criticize them, The cover the argument from desire, the argument from reason, the moral argument, the trilemma argument, and the problem of evil.