More visible dangers arise for the apologist in the region of science, historical or physical.
Lydgate's most doughty and learned apologist is Dr Schick, whose preface to the Temple of Glass embodies practically all that is known or conjectured concerning this author, including the chronological order of his works.
Here the apologist has more to say.
The Christian apologist indeed may himself seek, following John Fiske, to philosophize evolution as a restatement of natural theology - " one God, one law, one element and one far-off divine event " - and as at least pointing towards personal immortality.
But hereafter it may not prove possible for the apologist to assume as unchallenged the Christian moral outlook.