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[uh-pol-uh-jet-iks] /əˌpɒl əˈdʒɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity.
Origin of apologetics
1725-35; see apologetic, -ics Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for apologetics
  • Theologians know, and acknowledge quite explicitly, exactly what they are doing--and it is not apologetics.
  • Nothing purveys the parting of the politics of yesteryear better than oozing sarcasm padded into canned apologetics.
  • But something more than partisan apologetics will be needed for his presidency to be remembered as something other than a failure.
  • But his is not a sophisticated exercise in nostalgia or apologetics.
  • Imperialist apologetics will no doubt be with us as long as one nation has the power to control another.
  • More important, though, than the apologetics are the consequences.
  • In addition to interviews, the show offers up a steady stream of faith building information and apologetics.
  • Unapologetic apologetics meeting the challenges of theological studies.
British Dictionary definitions for apologetics


noun (functioning as sing)
the branch of theology concerned with the defence and rational justification of Christianity
a defensive method of argument
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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