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Polemics (pronounced /pəˈlɛmɪks, poʊ-/) is the practice of disputing or controverting religious, philosophical, or political matters. As such, a polemic text on a topic is often written specifically to dispute or refute a topic that is widely viewed to be beyond reproach. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ...


The antonym of a polemic source is an apologia. Look up Antonym in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


There are other meanings of the word as well. Polemic is also a branch of theology, pertaining to the history or conduct of ecclesiastical controversy. Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... In Christian theology, ecclesiology is the study of doctrine pertaining to the Church itself as a community or organic entity, and with the understanding of what the church is —ie. ...


The word is derived from the Greek word polemikos (πολεμικως) which means warlike.[1] Plato uses a character named Polemarchus in Plato's Republic as a vehicle to drive forward an ethical debate. PLATO was one of the first generalized Computer assisted instruction systems, originally built by the University of Illinois (U of I) and later taken over by Control Data Corporation (CDC), who provided the machines it ran on. ... Polemarchus (d. ... Plato. ...


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Polemic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (396 words)
Polemic is the art or practice of inciting disputation or causing controversy, for example in religious, philosophical, or political matters.
As such a polemic text on a topic is written specifically to dispute or refute a topic that is widely viewed to be a "sacred cow" or beyond reproach, in an effort to "stir up trouble".
Polemic is also a branch of theology, pertaining to the history or conduct of ecclesiastical controversy.
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