polemics

  • 1 Polemics — Po*lem ics, n. [Cf. F. pol[ e]mique.] The art or practice of disputation or controversy, especially on religious subjects; that branch of theological science which pertains to the history or conduct of ecclesiastical controversy. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 polemics — index argument (contention), contest (dispute), controversy (argument), disaccord, disagreement …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 polemics — [pō lem′iks, pəlem′iks] n. [see POLEMIC & ICS] [sometimes with pl. v.] the art or practice of disputation or controversy …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 polemics — /peuh lem iks, poh /, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. the art or practice of disputation or controversy: a master of polemics. 2. the branch of theology dealing with the history or conduct of ecclesiastical disputation and controversy. Cf. irenics.… …

    Universalium

  • 5 polemics — n.pl. the art or practice of controversial discussion. * * * noun the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors • Hypernyms: ↑Christian theology * * * n debate, dispute, argument, controversy, contention, argumentation… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 polemics — noun a) The art or practice of making arguments or controversies b) The refutation of errors in theological doctrine …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 polemics — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. debate, contention, argument; see discussion 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 8 polemics — po lem·ics || pÉ™ lemɪks n. art of argument, debate po·lem·ic || pÉ™ lemɪk n. argument; dispute; controversy; one who tends to argue or dispute adj. argumentative, contentious, quarrelsome, disputatious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 9 polemics — n. pl. Controversy (especially on theological subjects), disputation, contest …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 10 polemics — n argumentation, argument, disputation, dispute, contention, controversy, litigation, wrangling, bickering, Rare. disceptation …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 11 polemics — po•lem•ics [[t]pəˈlɛm ɪks, poʊ [/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) the art or practice of disputation or controversy 2) rel the branch of theology dealing with ecclesiastical disputation and controversy • Etymology: 1630–40 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 polemics — /pəˈlɛmɪks/ (say puh lemiks) noun the art or practice of disputation or controversy, especially in theology …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 POLEMICS AND POLEMICAL LITERATURE — There were internal polemics with Jewish sectarians in the talmudic and post talmudic periods, and a rich Jewish polemical literature in the Middle Ages. It does not include the continuous and sustained controversies which characterize rabbinical …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 14 polemics per se — argument for the sake of argument, polemics for the sake of it …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 DISPUTATIONS AND POLEMICS — in the pagan environment the christian environment and mission dialogue with tryphon celsus in the christian and muslim medieval milieu gregory of tours and priscus gilbert crispin christian religious drama chronicle of ahimaaz 12TH CENTURY in… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 16 Petrus Alphonsi — (also known as Peter Alfonsi; born Moses Sepharadi) (1062 ndash; 1110) was a Jewish Spanish writer and astronomer, and polemicist, who converted to Christianity. He was physician to King Alfonso VI of Castile.Alphonsi was born at Huesca, Aragon,… …

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  • 17 ISLAM — The word conveys the sense of total and exclusive submission to Allah and is the name of the religion enunciated by the Prophet muhammad in the city of Mecca at the beginning of the seventh century C.E. An adherent of it is called a Muslim, a… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 18 Russian Language and Literature — • Russian is a Slav language belonging to the Indo European family Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Russian Language and Literature     Russian Language and Literature …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 19 Sino-Soviet split — The Sino Soviet split was a gradual divergence of diplomatic ties between the People s Republic of China (PRC) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) during the Cold War. The split began in the late 1950s, reaching a peak in 1969 and… …

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  • 20 CHRISTIANITY — CHRISTIANITY, a general term denoting the historic community deriving from the original followers of Jesus of Nazareth; the institutions, social and cultural patterns, and the beliefs and doctrines evolved by this community; and – in the   widest …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism