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Regretfully acknowledging or excusing an offense or failure,
  1. Regretfully acknowledging or excusing an offense or failure
    • - she was very apologetic about the whole incident
  2. Of the nature of a formal defense or justification of something such as a theory or religious doctrine
    • - the apologetic proposition that production for profit is the same thing as production for need
  1. A reasoned argument or writing in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine
    • - free market apologetics

  1. offering or expressing apology; "an apologetic note"; "an apologetic manner"
  2. (apologetics) the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines
  3. Apologetics (from Greek απολογία, "speaking in defense") is the discipline of defending a position (usually religious) through the systematic use of reason.
  4. Having the character of apology; regretfully excusing; Defending by words or arguments; said or written in defense
  5. The word "apologetics" is derived from the Greek word "apologia," which means to make a defense. It has come to mean defense of the faith. ...
  6. (Apologetics) (Gr. "defenders"): (1) The individuals and saints who defended the faith and the Church by their ability to present, explain, and justify their faith. (2) The theological science and art of presenting, explaining, and justifying the reasonableness of the Christian faith.
  7. (apologetics) The intellectual defense of the Christian faith.
  8. (Apologetics) a system of rational defense; in Christianity that branch of theology having to do with a defense of and rationale for the faith.
  9. (Apologetics) Giving evidence (not an apology) for the faith.  Although no one can be "argued into heaven," 1 Peter 3:15 charges us to give answers, and to defend our faith. ...
  10. (Apologetics) That branch of theology that gives reasons for our hope. VT saw it as involving proof, defense, and offense.
  11. (Apologetics) concocting fancy excuses for the reality that there is no evidence for any deities.
  12. (apologetics) The defense of a position, usually of a world view, as to its truthfulness, its correspondence to reality, its factualness. Christian apologetics (see 1 Peter 3:15) argues for the truthfulness of Christianity through argumentation, evidence, and appeal to a priori knowledge.
  13. [s] A logical explanation for Christianity. The study of apologetics looks at the historical events where God interacted with humanity; the testimonies of Christians who witnessed those historical events; and taking those testimonies to their logical, rational conclusions. ...