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apologetics

[uh-pol-uh-jet-iks] /əˌpɒl əˈdʒɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity.
Origin of apologetics
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; See origin at apologetic, -ics
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apologetics

/əˌpɒləˈdʒɛtɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the branch of theology concerned with the defence and rational justification of Christianity
2.
a defensive method of argument
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