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Word: polemic

Definition: attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy


Sentences Containing 'polemic'

Additionally, Craig writes that the polemic mentioned by Matthew suggests that Jews didn't contest the existence of a guard at the time.
By January 1945, he engaged polemic with George Călinescu.
Centered around the author's activities as a park ranger at Arches National Monument (now Arches National Park), the book is often compared to Thoreau's "Walden" . It is a series of vignettes about various aspects of his work as a park ranger in the Colorado Plateau region of the desert Southwestern United States, ranging from a polemic against development and excessive tourism in the National Parks, to a story of working with a search and rescue team to pull a dead body out of the desert, to the dangers of hiking alone, to stories of river running, his view of Mormonism, the social life in and around Moab, Utah, and more.
During a 1926 polemic between several newspapers in the Indies, Carli expressed his belief that locally produced films would be able to compete with works produced professionally in the United States and Europe.
Even if this all only attests to a Jewish polemic against Christianity, it implies that people at that time found the gardener having a motive to steal the body plausible, even if this motive is unknown to us today.
Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792–1860), founder of the Tübingen School, drew attention to the anti-Pauline characteristic in the Pseudo-Clementines, and pointed out that in the disputations between Simon and Peter, some of the claims Simon is represented as making (e.g. that of having seen the Lord, though not in his lifetime, yet subsequently in vision) were really the claims of Paul; and urged that Peter's refutation of Simon was in some places intended as a polemic against Paul.
Following the publication of a certain polemic article in the paper, the Finnish Senate discontinued the publishing of the paper.
For a while, he was tasked with the magazine's literary column, and, in this context, began a publicized polemic with the traditionalist critic (and fellow emancipated Jew) Ion Trivale.
In a polemic, he described his main differences with the Trotskyists as being "on revolutionary defeatism, on support for left-bourgeois governments, on support for third capitalist parties".
In Aderca's view, the leftist traditionalists emerging from the Poporanist faction were equally wrong in demanding the application of a "national criterion" in art, a point which he rendered explicit in his polemic with Poporanist doyen Garabet Ibrăileanu: "Without wanting to offend anyone, and only admitting the universality of the human progress' rhythm, I do not know if cultural products are not in essence, at the stage where culture has penetrated, the same as those peripheral regions where the iron man of European civilization walks with a heavy stride."
One of the earliest references to the names "Montague" and "Capulet" is from Dante's "Divine Comedy", who mentions the Montecchi ("Montagues") and the Cappelletti ("Capulets") in canto six of Purgatorio: However, the reference is part of a polemic against the moral decay of Florence, Lombardy and the Italian Peninsula as a whole; Dante, through his characters, chastises the Roman-German King Albert I for neglecting his responsibilities towards Italy ("you who are negligent"), and successive Popes for their encroachment from purely spiritual affairs, thus leading to a climate of incessant bickering and warfare between rival political parties in Lombardy.
Several scholars believed Pylian Kaukônes (Hdt.4.148, 1.147, 5.65) brought Neleid legends and Nestor's polemic exhortations to Kolophon.
Since there is no exact standard for what constitutes quackery, and how to differentiate it from experimental medicine, protoscience, religious and spiritual beliefs, etc., accusations of quackery are often part of polemics against one party or other, and sometimes in polemic exchanges.
T. Stamatiad (who sparked a polemic with Lovinescu while attending the "Sburătorul" sessions), the two men quarreled over Aderca's admiration for Barbusse.
The book was written in an outspoken and polemic style and went through eight editions in 1662.
The Statutes of the Great Duchy of 1529, 1566 and 1588, as well as polemic religious literature were all published in Old Belarusian language.
There is a strong dose of anti-Jain polemic in "Tevaram" poetry of Campantar.
This episode became highly polemic in the Arab World, driving the Saudi Arabian government to force shut LBC offices in the Kingdom.
What rescues "Mornings in Jenin" from polemic is its refusal to wallow or to stoop to tribalism.
Works that have not survived as well include: his "de Apollinario et eius Haeresi" and other polemics against Apollinarianism; and a separate polemic against Eunomius of Cyzicus, professing to be a defense of Basil of Caesarea.
– 1768?), English translator, in prose, of Sophocles, and probably a clergyman, polemic and apologist. Biography.

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