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Apologetics - Apologetics in General
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Part of Apologetics:

1. Apologetics in General

2. Immanence Apologetics

A. Theological Situation

Apologetics, in a general and fundamental way, is a permanent feature of all Christian theology. The effort to answer for the faith is as old as Christian theology as such and is inspired by the testimony contained in the bible itself (see B). As a result of the new cultural and political situation of the Enlightenment,…

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Johannes-Baptist Metz, “Apologetics - Apologetics in General”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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