Justin the Martyr

Posted June 15, 2018 12:24 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Justin the Martyr

Saint Justin, who is called the ‘martyr’, was a pagan convert to Christianity, based in large part upon his investigation of the rational arguments in support of the ‘one, true faith’. He adopted the life of an itinerant teacher, eventually starting a school in Rome, writing much, but what survives are two dialogues and an ‘apology’; hence is called the first of the ‘apologists’, those who made a reasoned defense of the faith, as Saint Peter exhorted us to do (1 Pet 3:15).
After a dispute with the cynic philosopher Crescens, Saint Justin was denounced, and beheaded in 165 A.D.., under

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