How To Be Polemical: Without Being a Downright Nasty Person

Sunday, 01 Sep 1996

po-lem-ic (pelem'ik) n-1 an argument, dispute, etc., especially a written one, that supports one opinion or body of ideas in opposition to another (The New Scholastic Dictionary of American English). "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3). Fondly remembered as "The Lion of Princeton," B. B. Warfield held the chair of Didactic and ...

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