A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics

A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics - James W. Sire This could have been great - & it is good - but I found it a let down in one significant way, the definition of apologetics. Chapter 1's definition sounds to me like apologetics=evangelism. Confirmed in chapter 2, 'One could say that apologetics is simply evangelism done with the intellectual sophistication necessary for a specific situation.' (p.32) (How awful! There's smart evangelism called apologetics, & presumably dumb evangelism remains as evangelism.) Then a counter definition (p.98), 'effective apologetics is primarily focused on clearing away objections to Christian faith ... In many cases apologetics is preevangelistic'. So which is it? In a short book, a primer, better precision is required.

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