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Apologetics: New Testament By Apostle Paul

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Apologetics: The term apologetics is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia which semantically means ‘in defence of’ something. The term got popularized by the usage in New Testament by Apostle Paul in the book of Acts where he says:
“ ...stand before you today and I make my defence ” (Chapter 26:2 )
The term apologetics is widely used in the western context with Christian origins, primarily referring to the defence of Christian thought. However, the term is also used in formal discussions to refer the defence pertaining to any religion and any philosophy like atheism, secularism and humanism etc. The apologetics of Buddhism, BahAi faith, Hinduism, Judaism, Deism, Pantheism are also popular.
Paul, the apostle can be considered as the
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