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It is for this second group of weak minds that Descartes intends his apologetical rhetoric; it needs to be persuaded both that the regnant scholasticism is an impediment to achieving salvation and that the promise of divine reward sanctions the project of scientific mastery.
Crosby depended on the historical and apologetical work of the Presbyterian James Peirce (1674-1726), the controversial minister in Exeter whose later heterodoxy prompted his ejection.
It appears, again, in Every Man in His Humour, in Sir Giles Goosecap, and in the apologetical dialogue to Poetaster.
Finally, Sidney Griffith brings to light an important early Chalcedonian, or "Melkite," Arabic apologetical text even as he reflects more broadly on the origins of Christian theology in Arabic.
I particularly noted the statement that "since the mid-20th century, Catholic theologians have abandoned the apologetical approach in favor of one that is called eschatological.
I discovered in Tonsor's classes the seminal apologetical notion that Christianity affords the fullest and most satisfying explanation of reality, time, and life.
And, to understand, it is preferable to know theology rather than just the typical apologetical literature.
Telling others to accept observational data, while not doing so oneself, creates problems when writing apologetical books.
How would the reading public react if a beloved, widely read American author--a poetic commentator on art, love, and history, with a world reputation and a Nobel Prize--were to publish a long apologetical essay ascribing virtually all of his creative inspiration to the successful struggle of the free world against Communism?
A small group of Covenant hard-liners known as the Cameronians - named after the Fife-born rebel Richard Cameron, executed after challenging Charles in 1680 - published an Apologetical Declaration declaring war on the enemies of God and the Covenant.
Second, he believes that Evangelicals often fail to realize the promise of their own tradition, seen in its characteristic goals of apologetical defense of orthodoxy, renewal of the church, and participation in God's mission (10-27).
In "The Identity of the Qur'an's Ahl al-Dhikr," Khaleel Mohammed argues against the apologetical notion that ahl al-dhikr refers to Muslims, proposing that it refers instead to the Jews.