Justin Martyr by L. W. BarnardJustin Martyr by L. W. Barnard

Justin Martyr

byL. W. Barnard

Paperback | December 4, 2008

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This book is a scholarly study of the life and thought of the early Christian apologist Justin Martyr. A Samaritan of Greek education, martyred in Rome in A.D. 165, Justin belonged to a generation still in touch with those who had known the apostles. In the predominantly pagan world of the second century, Christian gatherings for the celebration of the Eucharist were often misrepresented as a cloak for incest, cannibalism and child murder. Three works by Justin vindicating Christianity against such charges survive. Mr Barnard uses these texts to discuss Justin's philosophy and its influence.
Title:Justin MartyrFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.47 inPublished:December 4, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521091578

ISBN - 13:9780521091572

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Table of Contents

1. Life, Conversion and Martyrdom; 2. Justin's Works; 3. Background: Greek Philosophy; 4. Background: Judaism; 5. Background: The Christian Tradition; 6. Doctrine of God; 7. The Logos; 8. The Holy Spirit and the Trinity: The Angelic Powers; 9. Creation, Incarnation and Redemption; 10. Church and Sacraments; 11. The Christian Life; 12. Eschatology; 13. Conclusion.