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apologetics

the branch of theology concerned with the defence and rational justification of Christianity
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(19) Alegre, Desiderius Antonio suo, translated in Jeffrey Kaimowitz, "Apologetical Essay" (143); Landivar, Rusticatio Mexicana (v): translation in Laird, Epic of America (122).
There are several reasons why, among the apologetical writers of the twentieth century, the figure of Frank Sheed should be especially intriguing to the student of apologetics.
After quoting numerous examples of what he viewed as emasculating discourse among Jewish leaders, Cohen argued, "For the arrogance of their phrasing does not conceal that their inner content is apologetical [sic].
On the other hand, there is apparently nothing in the character of scholasticism that would militate against ignorance of human soul--in fact, Descartes has pointed out that there is much in scholasticism to encourage that ignorance--and therefore nothing of apologetical value.
An unabashedly apologetical work, The History of the English Baptists was explicitly constructed in reaction to the popular The History of the Puritans (1732-1738) written by the Independent minister Daniel Neal (1678-1743).
(1) Ben Jonson, 'Apologetical Dialogue', Poetaster, David
As early as the 1620s he revealed an interest in political controversy by composing (or perhaps copying into his manuscripts) verses on the danger of corruption in royal government, (52) and in 1635 he penned 'An Apologetical Letter' (53) condemning a forthcoming treason trial which was widely regarded as an attempt by Charles I to intimidate subjects into silence.
They are neither merely exegetical of Caritas in Veritate nor apologetical but relate the rich tapestry of the encyclical to other issues, but the humanism they advocate is not all of the same pedigree.
Poetaster and Satiromastix require no argument to demonstrate their topical intent, for the Apologetical Dialogue to Poetaster and the address to the reader in Satiromastix, for all their points of obscurity, and for all that both Dekker and Jonson are more alive to their rival's intentions than their own, amply reveal the fact of a stage contention in which individual poets were directly satirized.
In contrast to many evangelical treatments, very little is said about his well-known apologetical arguments for Christ's divinity ("Lewis's Trilemma"), the reality of heaven ("the argument from desire"), and God's existence ("the moral argument").
As one critic has recently claimed, the problems of pain, grief, and trauma are the quintessential apologetical problems of our generation.
In the apologetical defense of Spinoza's thought, La vie de Monsieur Benoit de Spinosa, which was previously thought to be a nearly objective or factual early attempt at biography, we encounter the mythic confrontation between Spinoza and the chief rabbi of his synagogue Saul Levi Morteira.