Apologetics is the whole of the consensus of the views of those who defend a position in an argument of long standing. The term comes from the Greek word apologia (απολογία), meaning a speaking in defense.
Early Christian writers (c 120-220) who defended their faith against critics and recommended their faith to outsiders were called apologists. “In modern times, apologists refers to authors, writers, editors of scientific logs or academic journals, and leaders known for defending the points in arguments, conflicts or positions that receive great popular scrutinies and/or are minority views.”
Everything You Forgot from CCD
Everything You Forgot from CCD is a course to review the underlying foundations of our faith. The presentations are provided below for reference.
Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology that aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defend the faith against objections, and expose the perceived flaws of other world views. Christian apologetics have taken many forms over the centuries, starting with Paul of Tarsus, including writers such as Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas, and continuing currently with the modern Christian community. Apologists have based their defense of Christianity on favoring interpretations of historical evidence, philosophical arguments, scientific investigation, and other disciplines.
The following are slides that come from each of the Parish Apologetics lectures:
Public Christians and Pagan Culture (session two)
Fountain of Life, Fire of Love
Bishop Loverde’s new pastoral letter on the Sacred Heart of Jesus: