Definitions

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  • adj. apologetic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as apologetic.

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Examples

  • One theme that stood out for me was one on which I've posted before: what one might call the apologetical significance of mathematics.

    Regensburg II: the Pope on faith and reason at Verona

  • I take this to mean: not a Q&A, not a "self-help" book, not a "Catholicism for Dummies" type book, nothing merely apologetical.

    The next book?

  • In the second Van Dyck she looks so apologetical, that's also interesting.

    Samson and Delilah

  • Also, bringing up possible theological or apologetical motivations of interpreters doesn't help.

    Is It Better To View Jesus' Prediction as Trite or Mistaken?

  • They took the opportunity, and engaged in whispers to each other, eagerly and reproachfully on the part of the laird, while the provost answered in an embarrassed and apologetical tone.

    Redgauntlet

  • In this article we will apply exactly these criteria to make an apologetical understanding of the events that shaped the formation and the prosecution of the Spanish Inquisition.

    Archive 2008-09-21

  • Schumacher is really an apologetical preacher, one of the rare breed whose experience has made it possible for him to employ effectively the language and concepts of economics as a medium for communicating what is essentially a sermon, a call for readers to repent, believe the gospel and reorder their lives accordingly.

    Small is Beautiful, and So Is Rome

  • Given the current anti-homeschooling climate that is being perpetuated by those pastors who are either not aware of or are conveniently ignoring what the Church actually teaches about faith education, this article from Bendict Nguyen provides an apologetical approach to defending parents rights.

    Important Homeschooling Info re the Rights of Parents to Educate their Children in the Faith

  • So, for apologetical purposes, it's worth focusing our initial discussion of development on dogmas that some do not recognize as genuine developments, in Newman's sense of the term 'genuine'.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • When I was in my twenties, even early thirties, and my mind was a steel trap full of chapter and verse, apologetical arguments, historical quotes, etc., I'd invite these folks in, sit at the table with my Bible, and show them why they were quite in error.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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