The Writings of Justin Martyr

The Writings of Justin Martyr Justin Martyr was one of the Fathers of the Church born in Sichem Samaria He was converted to Christianity studied Stoic and Platonic philosophy and founded a school of Christian philosophy at Rom

  • Title: The Writings of Justin Martyr
  • Author: Justin Martyr James Donaldson Alexander Roberts
  • ISBN: 9781933993461
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Justin Martyr was one of the Fathers of the Church, born in Sichem, Samaria He was converted to Christianity, studied Stoic and Platonic philosophy, and founded a school of Christian philosophy at Rome, where he wrote two Apologies on Christian belief 150 60 He is said to have been martyred at Rome Curiosity is baffled, but faith and love are fed by these scanty relicJustin Martyr was one of the Fathers of the Church, born in Sichem, Samaria He was converted to Christianity, studied Stoic and Platonic philosophy, and founded a school of Christian philosophy at Rome, where he wrote two Apologies on Christian belief 150 60 He is said to have been martyred at Rome Curiosity is baffled, but faith and love are fed by these scanty relics of primitive antiquity Yet may we well be grateful for what we have These writings come down to us as the earliest response of converted nations to the testimony of Jesus They are primary evidences of the canon and the credibility of the New Testament from the Introductory Notice

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    1. A Rather Boring Note on the Edition: The version of the Works of Justin Martyr I read is that found in the 19th century collection: Ante-Nicene Fathers 1: Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus (recently reprinted by Hendrickson), except Dialogue with Trypho, which I read in this edition put out by Catholic University Press. Consequently, my review of the Dialogue will be of the other edition, while my reviews of Justin's other works will be of the Ante-Nicene Fathers edition. A totally unin [...]

    2. St. Justin Martyr was a Palestinian Greek philosopher who embraced Christianity in the 2nd Century and was martyred toward the end of the century. He was one of the greatest of the post-apostolic Christian writers and as such he is worth reading. In his extant works, St. Justin defends the Christian faith against the Romans, the Greek and the Jews.In his two apologies addressed to the Roman emperor himself, St. Justin lays out the case for tolerating the Christian faith and ending the persecutio [...]

    3. It's amazing to read the early church father's writings. It's also highly insightful about how they thought of the other supposed gods of the time. His defense is to the emperor himself and he lays out clearly how the Roman gods are absurd but that Jesus was specifically different.Truly a great read and will stay in my collection for years to come.

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