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Word: polemical

Definition: (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)

Sentences Containing 'polemical'

"Guilty Men" was a British polemical book written under the pseudonym "Cato" and published in July 1940.
A large portion of his works is polemical in nature.
Facundus (x.4) speaks of Theodore's "innumerable books"; John of Antioch, in a letter quoted by Facundus (ii.2), describes his polemical works as alone numbering "decem millia" (i.e. muria), an exaggeration of course, but based on fact. A catalogue of such of his writings as were once extant in Syriac translations is given by Ebedjesu, Nestorian metropolitan of Soba, AD 1318 (J. S. Assem.
Few if any of their members were inherently predisposed toward polemical attacks upon other traditions, although some pastors and churches would eventually identify with the emerging fundamentalist movement in later decades.
He represents in some sense a move in the direction of the scientific study of church history in the modern sense and similarly of hermeneutics, though no doubt his impelling motive was non dispassionate but polemical, namely to prove the false premisses of Roman Catholicism.
Here he wrote important works which tend to bear either an apologetic or polemical character.
In a polemical scientific essay that was published in the August 2006 issue of the journal Climatic Change, he says that an "escape route" is needed if global warming begins to run out of control.
Similarly, Zalis argued that "1916" is split between "highly evocative chronicle" and, "for unexplainable reasons", a polemical format that is "confused, confusing, attackable."
The book included transcriptions of the text in Pahlavi and in Pazand, a glossary, and his extensive annotations, e.g., on the comparative theology of this polemical work, which consciously employs reason to criticize the monotheism of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

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