Evidence of a Wide Circulation Works of Christian apologetics can be a success or a failure. They may also start as a success and end up as a failure, or start as a failure and end up as a success – historians of intellectual history know of numerous and varied developments in the philosophy of
Grotius’s De Veritate Religionis Christianae in the Context of Eighteenth-Century Debates about Christian Apologetics and Religious Pluralism
Some Notes on Grotius, Campanella, Boccaccio, and Lessing
The term “apologetics” denotes the enterprise of defending the truth claim of the Christian religion against critical objections. Since the historical development of Christianity included debate with other religions from the very outset, the task of apologetics was already considered necessary in
In order that theologians might be provided with arguments for the ‘defense’ of church teaching in discussions with ‘unbelievers,’ apologetics was taught as part of their education. First, in the debate with ‘scientific atheism,’ and then, in Germany, in that against National Socialism, apologetics
Pöhlmann, Horst G.
Apologetics, the teaching of defense (apology) or defensive scholarship, is the thoughtful interaction of Christian faith with contemporary teachings and ideologies that are opposed to the gospel. Since misuse has led to the discrediting of the term in Roman Catholic neoscholasticism and neo
Browning, Don S., Dan, Joseph, Gilliot, Claude, Herms, Eilert, Horst, Pieter W. van der, Jongeneel, Jan A.B., Lüdemann, Gerd, Nüchtern, Michael, Skarsaune, Oskar and Usarski, Frank
of behaving, etc. in the face of other, perhaps dominant worldviews, using appropriate means, is an essential element of the history of religion. When the term apologetics is used in this context there...
Anders Klostergaard Petersen
Abstract: Apologetics has traditionally been linked to Christianity, Judaism, and one strand of the ancient Greek rhetorical tradition. In scholarly parlance the notion designates ancient Jewish and Christian works formally addressed to an external audience and undertaken in defence of the authors
Countering the Neo-Confucian Critiques in the Hufa lun and the Yusŏk chirŭi non
matters, particularly those of apologetics, Wright’s portrayal of Jesus’ resurrection in the New Testament, ‘metaphorical’ use of resurrection lan- guage, religious experience and devotion to Jesus, and variety in early Christian resurrection-beliefs. But the critical focus should not be misconstrued and
Aaron W. Hughes
traveled in its wake, has largely forced the academic study of Islam to adopt a set of apologetic positions. This is certainly not to make the grandiose claim that postcolonialism is by nature indebted to apologetics. In fact, its criticisms have done much to problematize many words and categories largely