apologetics

[uh-pol-uh-jet-iks]

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity.

Nearby words

  1. apollonius of perga,
  2. apollonius of rhodes,
  3. apollos,
  4. apollyon,
  5. apologetic,
  6. apologia,
  7. apologia pro vita sua,
  8. apological,
  9. apologise,
  10. apologist

Origin of apologetics

First recorded in 1725–35; see origin at apologetic, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for apologetics

apologetics

noun (functioning as singular)

the branch of theology concerned with the defence and rational justification of Christianity
a defensive method of argument
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