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apologetics

the branch of theology concerned with the defence and rational justification of Christianity
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Further thematic ties link Aemilianus of the Apologia to the Metamorphoses.
Perhaps the most famous instance was English Cardinal John Henry Newman's Apologia pro Vim sua (1864), which attempted to vindicate his conversion late in life from the Church of England to Roman Catholicism and which is now recalled as one of the greatest prose masterpieces in the English language.
IN his critically renowned autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1864), John Henry Newman openly abandons the fiction that autobiography is a private act, a solitary expression of the soul The Apologia is a flamboyantly intertextual autobiography; it is written in response to hostile contemporary accounts of Newman's life and work (many of which it directly cites), and attempts to refute these accounts by means of ample quotations from Newman's letters and published writings.
In chapter 7 he presents "An Apologia for Earth-Care," which strengthens his position and makes it concrete.
The poet responded initially by composing an Apologia (1585), in which he defended his poem against various critics.
Kozol's account of his visit, Children of the Revolution, is a nauseating apologia for the Castro regime's indoctrination of children and adults.
Far from being an innocent work of fiction, The Da Vinci Code is a carefully crafted anti-Christian apologia for feminism and free sex.
Pope Benedict condemned a "slick campaign of propaganda" which was spreading an "inane apologia of evil, a senseless cult of Satan".
But these diversions give the book an element of apologia that is distracting.
Remarking that most rhetorical studies of apologia address "political and corporate image repair" (p.
DAVE BRAYSHAW'S letter read like a lawyer's apologia for Merseytravel.
His book is neither defensive nor accusatory in nature; neither an apologia nor an expose, but rather the straightforward account of a highly specialized US Army Reservist called from his civilian job to serve in Afghanistan.