The First Apology, The Second Apology, Dialogue with Trypho, Exhortation to the Greeks, Discourse to the Greeks, The Monarchy or The Rule of God (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 6)
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
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St. Juston Martyr is known as the outstanding apologist1 of the second century. While the Apostolic Fathers2 like St. Clement of Rome, St. Ignatius of Antioch, and St. Polycarp had addressed their letters and admonitions to communities and members within the Christian fold, St. Justin ...
The First Apology
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Justin's First Apology< is one of the earliest extant in the annals of Christianity. Right from the start the reader cannot but admire its author's courage, his firmness of purpose, his love for truth, righteousness, and wisdom. The petition is addressed ...
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To the Emperor Titus Aelius Adrianus Antoninus Pius Augustus Caesar; to his son Verissimus1 the . philosopher; to Lucius the philosopher, by birth son of Caesar and by adoption son of Pius,2 an admirer of learning; to the sacred ...
The Second Apology
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Eusebius in his Ecclesiastical Historyl states that Justin's Second Apology was addressed to Marcus Aurelius when he was sole emperor (169-180). But modern critics assign both apologies to the latter part of the reign of Antoninus ...
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The things that have latelyl taken place in your city under Urbicus,2 and the evil deeds that are likewise being perpetrated without reason by your governors, have forced me to compose this address for you Romans who are men of feelings ...
Dialogue with Trypho
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Justin's Dialogue with Trypho has come down to us through the Codex Paris. gr. 450 (of the year 1364), not, however, without some lacunae: one in the introduction, the other in Chapter 74. The missing part of the introduction would have ...
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One morning as I was walking along a broad avenue,1 a man, accompanied by some friends, came up to me and said: 'Good morning, Philosopher.' Whereupon, he and his friends walked along beside me. After returning his ...
Exhortation to the Greeks
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The text of the Exhortation to the Greeks is preserved in four Greek manuscripts, the earliest of which is the Arethas-Codex (cod. Paris. 451) of the year 914. These manuscripts as well as the original Greek edition and the ...
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I beseech God, at the beginning of this my plea to you Greeks, that I may know the words which I ought to address to you, and that, after you have restrained your usual fondness for polemics and have been freed of your fathers' error, you may ...
Discourse to the Greeks
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The Discourse T o The Greeks has come down to us in two manuscripts, the first of which, the Greek Codex Argentoratensis (gr. 9, of the thirteenth or fourteenth century), was completely destroyed by fire at Strassburg on ...
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Do not imagine, my Greek friends, that I am rash and unreasonable in refusing to practice your customs, for I have discovered that they are in no way holy or pleasing to God. Indeed, the very writings of your poets stand as ...
The Monarchy or The Rule of God
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The Greek text of the De Monarchza is preserved in the Codex Paris. gr. 450, of the year 1364, and in the Codex Claromont. 82, of 1541. It had also been in the Strassburg manuscript (Cod. gr. 9, of the thirteenth century) which was ...
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Although human nature from the beginning was endowed with a twofold gift of intelligence and safety for the purpose of attaining a knowledge of the truth and of the worship due to the One Lord of all, yet envy, appealing to the ...
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Page Count: 486
Publication Year: 2010
Series Title: The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation