The Apology of Justin Martyr

Literary Strategies and the Defense of Christianity

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David E. Nyström
  • Tübingen, Germany: 
    Mohr Siebeck
    , June
     2018.
     200 pages.
     $81.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9783161557613.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

In his Apologia pro Christianis, Justin Martyr uses some major apologetic strategies to defend and promote Christianity. These are here identified as the 'logos doctrine', the 'theft theory', the 'proof from prophecy' and the demonological arguments. David E. Nyström analyses each strategy on its own terms as well as in relation to the others in order for them to yield a picture of how they work, rhetorically and literarily, in Justin's grand argument. He also explores possible literary models as well as the purpose and function of the literary form Justin chose for his work.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

David E. Nyström has worked at several universities and theological seminaries in Sweden, including the universities of Gothenburg and Uppsala, teaching New Testament and Historical Theology.

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