polemics definition

  • noun:
    • The art or training of argumentation or controversy.
    • The practice of theological debate to refute mistakes of doctrine.
    • The art or rehearse of earning arguments or controversies
    • The refutation of mistakes in theological doctrine
    • Plural form of polemic.
    • The art or training of disputation or debate, especially on spiritual subjects; that part of theological research which concerns the history or conduct of ecclesiastical debate.
    • The art or training of disputation; controversy; particularly, that branch of theology which is worried about the history or conduct of ecclesiastical debate: the term much more particularly denotes unpleasant as distinguished from defensive controversy: in opposition to irenics.
    • the part of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of mistakes

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