POLOGETICS  Q What does the word apologetics mean A The word apologetics is deriv ed from an ancient Greek word apolo ia or apologia which means
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POLOGETICS Q What does the word apologetics mean A The word apologetics is deriv ed from an ancient Greek word apolo ia or apologia which means

an apology Not an apology in the modern sense of the word which is to say youre sorry for something but rather an apology in the ancient sense of the word which isto make a reasoned defense of something or so meone In ancient times the word apology

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POLOGETICS Q What does the word apologetics mean A The word apologetics is deriv ed from an ancient Greek word apolo ia or apologia which means




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POLOGETICS 101 Q: What does the word “apologetics” mean? A: The word “apologetics” is deriv ed from an ancient Greek word apolo ia, or apologia, which means...an apology. Not an apology in the modern sense of the word - which is to say you’re sorry for something - but rather an apology in the ancient sense of the word, which is...to make a reasoned defense of something or so meone. In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client. So, apologetics, is about building the case for our Faith...learning how to explain and defend

our Faith. Basi cally, there are 3 types of apologetics: natural apologetics, Chri stian apologetics, and Catholic apologetics. Natural apologetics builds the case for truths that we can know from the “natural” light of reason, truths that are able to be know without any divine intervention. Truths such as the exis tence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong - truths which the articles of our Faith res t upon and build upon. Christian apologetics, on the other hand, builds the case for divinely revealed truths - truths that cannot be known

by reason apart from faith - truths such as the reality of biblical mi racles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Catholic apologetics encompasses al l of Christian apologetics - since Catholicism is the fullness of Christiani ty - but Catholic apologetics tends to focus on those truths of Christianity that are not generally believed by non- Catholic Christians. Truths such as: the Catholic Church having been founded directly by Jesus Christ; the papacy; the Sacraments; the Immaculate Conception, and others. Again, the 3 main types of a pologetics

are: natural apologetics, Christian apologetics, and Catholic ap ologetics...and in this course we will be focusing mainly on Catholic apologet ics - how to explain and defend the truths of our Catholic Faith. Sample Resource from www.DeadTheologiansSociety.com