Flashcards in St. Justin Martyr Deck (13):
Martyr, Apologist, Ante-Nicene Father
Shechem, Samaria; Rome
Philosophize about the Christian faith, and use this information for aid in being and apologist for the faith
-Dialogue with the Hebrew, Tryphon
What religion was Justin brought up?
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
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
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"
Where was he baptized?
Who did Justin defend the faith against, and explain false beliefs about the faith to?
Who were his two apologies addressed to?
What things does Justin address in his works?
-ideas of creation
-ideas of salvation