One who writes or speaks in defense of Christian beliefs and practises. Some of the Fathers of the Church in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, e.g., Saint Justin, Saint Irenaeus, are called by that name because it devolved upon them to defend the Church against her first enemies within and without the fold.
- “Christian apologist”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 10 August 2013. Web. 29 March 2015. <>