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  APOLOGETICS, by B.B. Warfield
Apologetics undertakes not the defense, not even the vindication, but the establishment, not, strictly speaking, of Christianity, but rather of that knowledge of God which Christianity professes to embody and seeks to make efficient in the world, and which it is the business of theology scientifically to explicate.
Apologetics is the name which most naturally suggests itself, and it is the name which, with more or less accuracy of view as to the nature and compass of the discipline, has been consecrated to this purpose by a large number of writers from Schleiermacher down (e.g.
Having defined apologetics as the proof of the truth of the Christian religion, many writers naturally confine it to what is commonly known somewhat loosely as the "evidences of Christianity." Others, defining it as "fundamental theology," equally naturally confine it to the primary princi-pies of religion in general.
www.reformed.org /apologetics/warfield_apologetics.html   (4106 words)

  
  Apologetics
Apologetics undertakes not the defense, not even the vindication, but the establishment, not, strictly speaking, of Christianity, but rather of that knowledge of God which Christianity professes to embody and seeks to make efficient in the world, and which it is the business of theology scientifically to explicate.
Apologetics is the name which most naturally suggests itself, and it is the name which, with more or less accuracy of view as to the nature and compass of the discipline, has been consecrated to this purpose by a large number of writers from Schleiermacher down (e.g.
Having defined apologetics as the proof of the truth of the Christian religion, many writers naturally confine it to what is commonly known somewhat loosely as the "evidences of Christianity." Others, defining it as "fundamental theology," equally naturally confine it to the primary princi-pies of religion in general.
members.aol.com /twarren14/bb_apologetics.html   (3736 words)

  
  Apologetics - LoveToKnow 1911
APOLOGETICS, in theology, the systematic statement of the grounds which Christians allege for belief in (at least) a supernatural revelation and a divine redemption (cf.
Catholic apologetics must further give a central position to Church authority, which Roman Catholics explicitly define as infallible; but this position too is debated in a late section of their system.
Scholarly and apologetic discussion on the gospels and life of Jesus is further represented by the writings of W. Sanday or (earlier) of J. Lightfoot.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Apologetics   (6330 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apologetics
The same idea is expressed almost exclusively by the verb, "apologize", and generally by the adjective, "apologetic".
Apologetics, on the other hand, in theory at least, simply leads up to faith.
Many excellent apologetic treatises are to be found in the long series of Bampton Lectures, also in the Gifford, Hulsean, Baird, and Croal Lectures.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01618a.htm   (3600 words)

  
 Apologetics - Theopedia
Apologetics is the verbal defense of the Faith, for example by dispelling inaccurate stereotypes or by re-presenting doctrine in language that is more accessible to non-believers.
Apologetics may be contrasted with polemics which refers to the practice of challenging and refuting doctrinal errors within the same belief system (or religion).
Apologetics, therefore, may be viewed as dialogue to defend Christianity to non-Christians and polemics as dialogue internal to Christianity to refute error or provide correctives.
www.theopedia.com /Apologetics   (810 words)

  
 Warfield - Apologetics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Having defined apologetics as the proof of the truth of the Christian religion, many writers naturally confine it to what is commonly known somewhat loosely as the "evidences of Christianity." Others, defining it as "fundamental theology," equally naturally confine it to the primary principles of religion in general.
When apologetics has placed these great facts in our hands - God, religion, revelation, Christianity, the Bible - and not till then are we prepared to go on and explicate the knowledge of God thus brought to us, trace the history of its workings in the world, systematize it, and propagate it in the world.
Apologetical literature: F. Beattie, "Apologetics, or the Rational Vindication of Christianity," Richmond, 1903; W. Hetherington, "Apologetics of the Christian Faith," Edinburgh, 1867; J. Ebrard, "Apologetik," Gütersloh, ed.
lgm.bluedisk.org /warfield_apologetics.html   (4101 words)

  
 PA064
Apologetics gave birth to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and continues to be its legacy and reputation.
What complicates the apologetical situation, though, is that the non-Christian tries (unsuccessfully) to suppress completely the evidential force of the facts by choosing and thoroughly applying presuppositions which run counter to what these facts indicate; i.e., the truth (meaning) of Christianity.
Apologetics is thus required to argue in such a way as to strip away the autonomous and rebellious "glasses" through which unbelievers look at the revelational facts.
www.cmfnow.com /articles/pa064.htm   (13600 words)

  
 Apologetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
True apologetics is primarily concerned with arriving at the TRUTH and not deceiving the listener or reader.
In a famous speech in 1805, Seneca chief Red Jacket was an apologist for Native American religion, as opposed to Christianity.
Apologetics Courses A large number of downloadable apologetics courses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apologetics   (1998 words)

  
 Christian apologetics: discuss apologetics questions & answers in evangelism online outreach
apologetics: the branch of theology concerned with the defense and rational justification of Christianity.
Apologetics websites which are designed for non-Christians, or allow Christians and non-Christians to debate issues through bulletin board postings, can be very effective.
Of course, apologetics answers can be a component of other types of evangelistic site – for instance Power to Change.
guide.gospelcom.net /resources/apologetics.php   (1594 words)

  
 Christian apologetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian apologetics is the field of study concerned with the systematic defense of Christianity.
Christian apologetics are meant, however, to argue that Christianity is reasonable and in accordance with the evidence that can be examined, analogous to the use of the term in the Apology of Socrates, written by Plato.
Often in scientific Christian apologetics, an embracing of the provisional nature of science is exhibited, and a greater willingness to believe the scientific consensus is errant when it is believed to be at variance with the Bible is displayed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_apologetics   (3243 words)

  
 JOSH.ORG: Apologetics
"Apologetics," as defined in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, is "a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity."
If you want to know more about apologetics, this is the place to be.
My interest in apologetics began back in college when I was challenged by several students to examine the claims of Jesus Christ.
www.josh.org /apologetics/apologetics.asp   (225 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Apologetics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Atlanta Christian Apologetics Project - Articles on science, The Way International, and miscellaneous topics; downloadable document on several different biblical issues; and answers to the top five questions people ask about the Bible.
Christian Apologetics - Bruce D. McLaughlin argues that classical logic represents the truth of God, and that sound reason is the foundation of the Christian faith.
Teen Apologetics - Thoughtful and educated articles by a teenager aimed at answering the common objections to Christianity often raised by teenagers, plus references to the sources used.
dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Apologetics   (2215 words)

  
 Apologetics : Apologetics research resources
Apologetics - from the Greek "apologia," a legal term meaning "defense" - is the branch of Christian theology concerned with the intelligent presentation and defense of the historical Christian faith.
The goal of apologetics is to persuasively answer honest objections that keep people from faith in Jesus Christ.
Apologetics Index also includes a Cult FAQ, ex-cult support resources, up-to-date religion news (ReligionNewsBlog.com), cult news, articles on Christian life and ministry, and a variety of other features.
www.apologeticsindex.org /a13.html   (533 words)

  
 Home - Missional Apologetics: Reimagining Apologetics For Today's World
Due to the ongoing transition from a modern to post-modern culture, as well as a shift from a Christendom to post-Christendom age, a new paradigm for apologetics is called for.
Missional Apologetics is ethical, and therefore uses the mind and hands to address social injustices, evil, and suffering in the world.
Missional Apologetics is dynamic, not static, as will likely be demonstrated by the additions, deletions, and revisions to this manifesto as time and relevance demands.
www.missionalapologetics.com   (549 words)

  
 Apologetics
This introduction to Christian apologetics, rather than delving into specific arguments for the faith, examines the need to think well and develop logic skills.
Matthew's story of the guard at the tomb of Jesus is widely regarded as an apologetic legend.
On the positive side, the historicity of the story is supported by two considerations: (1) as an apologetic, the story is not a fail-safe answer to the charge of body-snatching, and (2) a reconstruction of the history of tradition lying behind Jewish-Christian polemic makes the fictitiousness of the guard unlikely.
www.leaderu.com /menus/apologetics.html   (5761 words)

  
 Apologetics
An Introduction to Christian Apologetics: A Philosophic Defense of the Trinitarian-Theistic Faith.
Mayers, Ronald B. Balanced Apologetics: Using Evidences and Presuppositions in Defense of the Faith.
Classical Apologetics: A Rational Defense of the Christian Faith and A Critique of Presuppositional Apologetics.
www.apologeticsinfo.org /bibliographies/apologetic.html   (553 words)

  
 Apologetics - headings
"The purpose of the Christian Apologetics Journal is to provide a forum for the presentation of articles contributing to the defense of the historic Christian faith." Published by Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Apologetics Index also includes up-to-date religion news, articles on Christian life and ministry, and a variety of other features." Maintained by Anton Hein.
The content covers the full range of apologetic topics and is presented under the following category headers: Science, Philosophy, Biblical, Religions and Cults, Social Issues, and Tactics." Maintained by Scott Pruett.
www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu /Internet/apology.htm   (1425 words)

  
 Apologetics: Christianity at Canadian Content
Additional Information: Apologetics (apologetics): (1) systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine); (2) a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity.
Apologetic articles on the resurrection and the reliability of the Bible.
A Christian apologetics ministry dedicated to the proclamation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in cyberspace.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Apologetics   (2156 words)

  
 Apologetics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apologetics simply means "defending the faith," or standing up for your beliefs and stating why you believe what you do.
These summaries are by no means exhaustive; they are just meant to give a brief overview of these various belief systems.
The sources of information on these groups vary from their own literature and scriptures to conversations with adherents, apologetics specialists and in some cases, cult watch and hate watch groups.
www.raptureready.com /rr-apologetics.html   (85 words)

  
 Apologetics.com: Articles
"The ministry of apologetics is difficult for many reasons.
One such reason is that, by its very nature, apologetics requires us to present answers to people who don’t believe the gospel and who may have strong feelings or opinions against what we are saying."
Philosophical Apologetics, the Church, and Contemporary Culture - J.P. Moreland
www.apologetics.com /default.jsp?bodycontent=pages/articles.jsp&pagetitle=Articles   (1394 words)

  
 Apologetics 101 – Course Outline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pray that the Holy Spirit would come and be the great Counselor to ensure that the group is focused on the Truth and what is pleasing to God.
Christian apologetics is the discipline of rationally justifying one’s belief in Christianity through systematic discourse.
The word apologetics comes from the Greek apologia, which literally means; a verbal defense or speech, or a reasoned statement or argument.
www.apologetics.net /Apologetics_101.htm   (3927 words)

  
 Fish the Net: Apologetics
Apologetics - From Greek "apologia," a legal term meaning "defense." Christian apologetics is the intelligent presentation and defense of the historical Christian faith.
Apologetics research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, anticult- and countercult orgs, doctrines etc. Up-to-date religion news.
Apologetics Ministry for God, Jesus Christ, Christianity, Atheism, Agnosticism and Skepticism.
www.fishthe.net /pages/Apologetics   (983 words)

  
 Apologetics Press
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Let us encourage you to consider donating a portion of those funds to the work at Apologetics Press.
We have been busy producing scientifically sound, biblically accurate materials, and have several resources that are in the final stages of production but lack funding.
www.apologeticspress.org   (291 words)

  
 religious cults and sects - news and research resources on new religions and alternative religious movements
Apologetics Index (apologeticsindex.org, apologeticsindex.com, and countercult.com)provides research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, alternative religions, apologetics-, anticult-, and countercult organizations, doctrines, religious practices and world views.
The site provides information that helps equip Christians to logically present and defend the Christian faith, and that aids non-Christians in their comparison of various religious claims.
Contact Apologetics Index via email, or use the handy Response Form.
www.xs4all.nl /~ahein   (824 words)

  
 Presuppositional Apologetics
If we investigate this text in 1 Peter we are brought to realize that the subject of apologetics arises in the midst of our suffering for righteousness' sake (3:14) and the apologetic of godliness (3:13).
Apologetics and Failure: Why it May Be good to Loose the Argument by Mark Ryan pdf
A synopsis of his critique of the "traditional method" and a synopsis of the presuppositional apologetic that he feels is the best method to defend the faith once and for all delivered to the saints.
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/topic/apologetics.html   (4518 words)

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