He told Justin of prophets more ancient than the Greek philosophers who told the truth about God and foretold the coming of Christ. Justin continued as a teacher of philosophy, but he now explained Christianity as the true philosophy. He believed that all truth was God's truth. Borrowing from John's treatment of the Word Logos in Greek in his gospel, Justin taught that any truth in the Greek or pagan philosophies was the Word or Logos reaching out to sinful humanity.
Moses and the Old Testament writings were older than the Greek philosophies, and any truth the Greeks had was borrowed from the Jewish prophets.
He taught in Rome at the house of Martinus on the Via Tiburtine and wrote works which equipped Christians for generations to come. His Apology , written about and addressed to the emperor Antoninus Pius, was an appeal for justice and liberty on behalf of the Christians. Christianity was a persecuted minority in Justin's day, and his Apology showed the reasonableness of Christian truth.
After refuting baseless accusations against Christians, such as that they had cannibalistic rituals and engaged in gross immorality, Justin contrasted the moral power of Christ's teaching with the irrational fables of paganism.
Spawforth, eds. Roberts and J. Donaldson, volume 1 P. Langrange, Saint Justin, Martyr C. Martindale, Justin Martyr H. Osborn, Justin Martyr G. The Possibility of Resurrection David L. Common Ground in Reasoning with Nonbelievers Justin also took pains to seek common ground with nonbelievers in his proclamation of Christian doctrine. Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility I find especially interesting a passage in chapter The Second Apology If the First Apology is a more general treatise in apologetics, the much shorter Second Apology addresses more practical concerns due to the experience of Christians under pagan persecution.
Categories: Apologetics Historical Theology. Doug Geivett. Barnard, Leslie William ed. The First and Second Apologies. New York: Paulist Press. Vigiliae Christianae. Church History. Justin Martyr and his Worlds.
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