Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 20th March 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Justin Martyr,apologetics,plato,trinity,baptism,sunday worship
Day Seventeen: St. Justin Martyr: First Apology, Chaps. 60-68
Who: Justin Martyr was a Philosopher who converted to Christianity and became a tireless evangelist and apologist. Justin wrote more Christianity than any other person prior to his time. He is classified herein as Eastern, since he a native of Samaria and his thought patterns were Eastern. However, he spent the last years of his life in Rome, where he was executed as a martyr (c. 165).
What: An apologetic (defence) essay to explain what Christians believe and do.
Why: Justin is demanding the Emperor to investigate accusations and unjust persecution against Christians so that they at least may fac...