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Flashcards in St. Justin Martyr Deck (13):
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Titles

Martyr, Apologist, Ante-Nicene Father

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Geography

Shechem, Samaria; Rome

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Work

Philosophize about the Christian faith, and use this information for aid in being and apologist for the faith

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Writings

-2 Apologies
-Dialogue with the Hebrew, Tryphon

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What religion was Justin brought up?

Pagan

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What was his passion, and what was the problem with it?

Passion for seeking wisdom, asking other ppl questions, but none of the answers he received were sufficient to him

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What is the beach story?

-Justin met an old man walking on the beach
-They talked about philosophy and happiness
-Justin said that happiness can only come from philosophy
-Old man asks Justin what he calls God, and says to pray that the "gates of light be opened to him"
-Justin then reads about Christianity

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What did St. Justin find from reading about Christianity?

-he developed a love for Christ and the prophets
-the knowledge he found was "safe and profitable"

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Where was he baptized?

Ephesus

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Who did Justin defend the faith against, and explain false beliefs about the faith to?

-Pagan
-Jews

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Who were his two apologies addressed to?

-Antoninus Pius
-Roman Senate

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What things does Justin address in his works?

-ideas of creation
-ideas of salvation

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What events happened to him in Rome?

-he initiated a school of Christian philosophy
-charged with "impiety against the gods"
-beheaded with 6 others