JUSTIN MARTYR


JUSTIN MARTYR
(100-165)
   CHRISTIAN CONVERT from PAGANISM who was the first Christian thinker to attempt to reconcile FAITH and REASON. He taught that the truths of pagan PHILOSOPHY find their fullest expression in CHRISTIANITY. His Apologies and Dialogues with Typho are amongst the earliest Christian APOLOGETICS.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • JUSTIN MARTYR° — (c. 100–c. 165 C.E.), early Church Father who waged an active polemic against Jews and Judaism. Justin Martyr was born to pagan parents in Neapolis, the modern Nablus. After his conversion to Christianity he became a staunch advocate of his new… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Justin Martyr — Justin de Naplouse Justin de Naplouse ou Justin le Philosophe Justin, Les Vrais Pourtraits et Vies Hommes Illustres, 1584 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Justin Martyr — Infobox Saint name=Saint Justin Martyr birth date=c. 100 death date=165 feast day=1 June (Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church 14 April (Roman Calendar, 1882 1969) venerated in=Roman Catholic Church Anglican Communion Eastern Orthodox… …   Wikipedia

  • Justin Martyr — (c. 100–c. 165)    Saint, Martyr and Theologian.    Justin was born into a pagan family in Nablus, Samaria, and was converted to Christianity in 132, having studied the pagan philosophies. He taught first in Ephesus and then in Rome. Finally he… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Justin Martyr — (c. 100 c. 165 ce)    A Christian philosopher, theologian and the most notable of the second century apologists, Justin, a convert from paganism, came to view Christianity as a more perfect philosophy. His First and Second Apology develop the… …   Christian Philosophy

  • Justin Martyr — /ˈdʒʌstən matə/ (say justuhn mahtuh) noun Saint, c.100–c.165, Christian saint, philosopher and martyr, born in Syria …   Australian English dictionary

  • Justin Martyr — /jus tin mahr teuhr/ Saint, A.D. c100 163?, early church historian and philosopher. * * * …   Universalium

  • Justin Martyr — /jus tin mahr teuhr/ Saint, A.D. c100 163?, early church historian and philosopher …   Useful english dictionary

  • Justin Martyr, Saint — • Lengthy article on the life and teachings of the apologist Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Justin Martyr, Saint — born с 100, Flavia Neapolis, Palestine died с 165, Rome; feast day June 1 Early Christian Apologist and theologian. A pagan born in Palestine, he studied philosophy before becoming a Christian in 132, probably at Ephesus. He then spent years as… …   Universalium


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