- Is Trypho a plausible Jew?
- Are Justin’s Apologies historically credible?
- Do the Christian apologists owe more to Jewish or to Greek philosophy?
- Did second-century Christian writers embrace or reject Hellenistic culture?
- How do the doctrinal emphases of the Apologists relate to Christian thought of the second century more generally? Illustrate with reference to christology, eschatology and/or biblical interpretation?
- How persuasive are the moral arguments of the Apologists?