Definition of Polemics

1. Noun. The branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors.

Generic synonyms: Christian Theology



Definition of Polemics

1. n. The art or practice of disputation or controversy, especially on religious subjects; that branch of theological science which pertains to the history or conduct of ecclesiastical controversy.

Definition of Polemics

1. Noun. The art or practice of making arguments or controversies ¹

2. Noun. The refutation of errors in theological doctrine ¹

3. Noun. (plural of polemic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polemics

1. polemic [n] - See also: polemic

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Literary usage of Polemics

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"polemics is that department of theology which ¡в concerned with the history of ... It is, however, a question whether polemics belongs to the special ..."

2. Brief Outline of the Study of Theology: Drawn Up to Serve as the Basis of by Friedrich Schleiermacher, William Farrer, Friedrich Lücke (1850)
"As each of these two disciplines, Apologetics and polemics, excludes the other, so is each of them, at the same time, conditionally dependent on the other. ..."

3. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"... and how far they may proceed with the materials at their command. THE DISCIPLINE OF PURE REASON SECTION SECOND The Discipline of Pure Reason in polemics ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"His theology was Arian, but he avoided polemics, and was on intimate terms with men of all religious parties. In 1834 he was made LL.D. of Glasgow. ..."

5. A Text-book of the History of Doctrines by Karl Rudolf Hagenbach (1861)
"DURING the considerable space of time embraced in this period, the polemics of the church were developed much more prominently than either the apologetical ..."

6. The History of Irish Periodical Literature: From the End of the 17th to the by Richard Robert Madden (1867)
"The tone of its politics and polemics was liberal and moderate. It died out previously to 1798. In a number of this journal for 16th August, 1784, ..."

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