apologetics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction apol·o·get·ics \-tiks\

Definition of apologetics

  1. 1 :  systematic argumentative discourse (see 1discourse 3a) in defense (as of a doctrine)

  2. 2 :  a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity

Circa 1733

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circa 1733


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