Is there anything distinctly Christian about Justin’s apologetics?

Also consult the reading list for the question on Justin’s Dialogue with Trypho the Jew.

  • Bucur, Bogdan G. 2014. “Justin Martyr’s Exegesis of Biblical Theophanies and the Parting of the Ways between Christianity and Judaism.” Theological Studies 75: 34-51.
  • Donaldson, Terence L. 2013. “‘We Gentiles’: ethnicity and identity in Justin Martyr.” Early Christianity 4: 216-41.
  • Eshleman, Kendra. 2012. The Social World of Intellectuals in the Roman Empire: Sophists, Philosophers, and Christians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Fiedrowicz, Michael. 2000. Apologie im frühen Christentum: Die Kontroverse um den christlichen Wahrheitsanspruch in den ersten Jahrhunderten. Paderborn: Schöningh.
  • Foster, Paul. 2011. “Justin and Paul.” In Paul and the Second Century, 108-25. Ed. J. R. Dodson and M. F. Bird. New York ; London: T & T Clark.
  • Georges, Tobias. 2012. “Die christlichen Apologeten des 2. Jahrhunderts und ihr Verhältnis zur antiken Philosophie: Justin und Tertullian als Exponenten unterschiedlicher Grundorientierungen?” Early Christianity 3, no. 3: 321-48.
  • Minns, Denis and P. M. Parvis, eds. 2009. Justin, Philosopher and Martyr: Apologies. Oxford Early Christian Texts. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Nasrallah, Laura. 2005. ” Mapping the World: Justin, Tatian, Lucian, and the Second Sophistic.” Harvard Theological Review 98: 283-314.
  • Osborn, Eric F. 2009. “Early Christian Philosophers: Justin, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian.” In History of Western Philosophy Volume 1, Ancient philosophy of religion, 187-98. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Parvis, P. M. 2008. “Justin Martyr.” Expository Times 120, no. 2: 53-61.
  • Pretila, Noël Wayne and David Vincent Meconi. 2014. Re-Appropriating ‘Marvelous Fables’: Justin Martyr’s Strategic Retrieval of Myth in 1 Apology. Eugene: Pickwick.
  • Secord, Jared. 2020. Christian Intellectuals and the Roman Empire: From Justin Martyr to Origen. Inventing Christianity. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.
  • Snyder, H. Gregory. 2020. Christian Teachers in Second-Century Rome: Schools and Students in the Ancient City. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 159. Leiden/Boston: Brill.
  • Skarsaune, Oskar. 2010. “Justin and the Apologists.” In Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought, 121-36. London/New York: Routledge.
  • Parvis, Sara and Paul Foster, eds. 2007. Justin Martyr and his worlds. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
  • Skarsaune, Oskar. 1987. The Proof from Prophecy: A Study in Justin Martyr’s Proof-Text Tradition: Text-Type, Provenance, Theological Profile. NovTSup 56. Leiden: Brill.
  • Wilken, Robert Louis. 2003. The Christians as the Romans Saw Them. 2nd edn. New Haven/London: Yale University Press.
  • Young, Frances M. 1999. “Greek Apologists of the Second Century.” In Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians,  81-104. Ed. M. Edwards et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marcovich, Miroslav. 2005. Iustini Martyris Apologiae pro Christianis Dialogus cum Tryphone. Patristische Texte und Studien 38, 47  2 vols. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

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