Origin of apologeticssee apologetic
nounused with a sing. verb
- The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.
- Formal argumentation in defense of something, such as a position or system.
From Late Latin apologia, from Ancient Greek ἀπολογία (apologia, “a speech in defense”), from ἀπολογοῦμαι (apologoumai, “I speak in one's defense”), from ἀπόλογος (apologos, “an account, story”), from ἀπό (apo, “from, off”) (see apo-) + λόγος (logos, “speech”).