The second point, also difficult to disprove, seems irrelevant to the job of polemicist.
A few weeks prior to our meeting, a gunman attempted to kill Lars Hedegaard, a well-known anti-Islam polemicist in Denmark.
It's an opportune moment for her to retire as a polemicist and start a third act in public life.
As a matter of fact, the Christian polemicist's authority in this instance was Varro.
1859, American English formation parallel to polemist (1825), from Greek polemistes "a warrior," from polemizein "to wage war, to make war."