Lived 100 - 165
A Christian apologist from the second century who was born in Judea but wrote largely in Rome. Justin is regarded as perhaps the foremost interpreter of the Logos in the second century. He was martyred with some of his students and is now venerated in the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodox Church, Lutheranism and in Oriental Orthodoxy.
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The First Apology of Justin Martyr(28 pages)
One of the earliest examples of Christian apologetics. Addressed to the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, Justin argues against the persecution of Christians, explains Christian practices and rituals and defends Christian philosophy.
The Second Apology of Justin Martyr(6 pages)
A smaller work than Justin’s First Apology, this work supplements the first by seeking to expose motivations behind the persecution of Christians and the absurdity of propaganda spread about them.