Religious Apologetics: Philosophical Argumentation

Yossef Schwartz (Editor), Volkhard Krech (Editor)

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Whereas apologetics has often been associated with negative connotations, it is dealt with in this volume as a form of narrative self-assertion as well as a form of critical self-reflection and as an individual and a collective need to justify oneself using religious and philosophical methods. The essays focus not only on the religious aspect in self-definition but also on the structure and the assertion of one's identity as a comprehensive self-creating act of lifting oneself into a state of consciousness. This volume shows how the boundaries and the transition between religious apologetics and philosophical argumentation are fading and indicates that they will have to be redefined in individual cases. It also combines historical and contemporary case studies from Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTübingen
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Number of pages574
ISBN (Print)3161483103, 9783161483103
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameReligion in philosophy and theology
PublisherMohr Siebeck


  • Religion -- Philosophy -- History
  • Apologetics -- History
  • אפולוגטיקה -- היסטוריה
  • التبريريّة -- التاريخ
  • דת -- פילוסופיה -- היסטוריה
  • الدين -- الفلسفة -- التاريخ

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Apologetics
  • Religion -- Philosophy
  • Apologetics, Missionary
  • Christian evidences
  • Christianity -- Apologetic works
  • Christianity -- Evidences
  • Apologetics, Christian
  • Evidences, Christian
  • Evidences of Christianity
  • Fundamental theology -- Apologetics
  • Polemics (Theology)
  • Theology, Fundamental


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