Was Socrates a Christian? Did Plato meet Jeremiah? Are pagan myths based on garbled versions of the Hebrew prophets? Welcome to Justin Martyr’s First Apology, a plea to the Roman Emperor to stop killing Christians, a philosophical defense of Christianity, and a master class in biblical exegesis. ALI Latin & Greek Fellow Calvin Goligher returns to New Humanists to discuss the poetry, philosophy, and revelation in Justin Martyr with Jonathan and Ryan.
Justin Martyr’s First Apology (free in English): https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0126.htm
Dennis Minns and Paul Parvis’s Justin, Philosopher and Martyr: Apologies (critical edition): https://amzn.to/3GJOMtp
Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0128.htm
Pliny-Trajan correspondence on Christians: https://faculty.georgetown.edu/jod/texts/pliny.html
Plato’s Republic: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780465094080
Yoram Hazony’s The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780521176675
Matthew W. Bates’s The Birth of the Trinity: https://amzn.to/3taSZ3U
Cicero’s De Officiis: https://amzn.to/3x9TGwT
Ambrose’s De Officiis: https://amzn.to/3Nc3j3C
Robert Louis Wilken’s The Christians as the Romans Saw Them: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780300098396
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