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This was a bit disappointing. I was impressed with Justin’s First Apology and Second Apology - the only other two extant writings from this second century Christian author. Both featured well constructed arguments, a good sense of logic, and a surprisingly strong literary sensibility. Dialogue with Trypho was much more of a slog. The premise is that Justin, a Christian, is engaging a Jewish audience (led by Trypho) in an informal discussion about their respective faiths (although Justin does far...
ENGLISH: I was mainly interested about the first chapters, where Justin tells about his conversion to Christianity as a consequence of his conversation with a mysterious "old man," obviously a Christian. Essentially, what Justin tells is this:- Justin starts by expounding the Platonic and Pythagoric theories about the soul, namely: that the soul is unbegotten and immortal; that after death, the soul is separated from the body and can see God; that later the soul re-incarnates (metempsychosis) in...
Justin explains quite well all the Old Testament prophecies regarding Jesus Christ; I enjoyed the book, but he was repetitive at times. There were some interpretations that I had never heard before.
One of the early church classics, Dialogue with Trypho is written in the Platonic style (which is appropriate, given that Justin started out as a Platonist) as a letter to a friend of his relating a dialogue he had with a Jew named Trypho. In the course of the dialogue, we see1) Justin's conversion narrative (which is one of the best from the ancient world).2) Justin's thoughts on philosophy and the relationship between faith and reason.3) The early church's apologetic attempt to reach out to th...
There has been some debate on whether this account is fictionalized or if it came from the author's personal experience. I personally think this account is true.Justin Martyr was a Philosopher and Plato follower, but his run in with a Jew changes his life and perspective on Christianity. This was absolutely fascinating to read since it was kinda like an intellectual debate from really long ago. :)Oh, and because of His conversation with the Jew Trypho, Justin Martyr gives his life to Christ. His...
Justin Martyr's exegesis might not fit the standards of grammatical-historical method, but his theological commitments to the unity of the canon under the Christ event are timeless and should be emulated in every generation of interpretation. This is a good introduction into ante-Nicene exegesis and apologetics.
One of the most significant works of the 2nd Century, the Dialogue with Trypho offers a helpful demonstration of early Christian readings of the Old Testament.
From the bits and pieces I read over Mariah's shoulders it sounds really good. This guy is a genius.
mainly good for Jews who don't believe Jesus is the Messiah, or Christian apologists/theologians who try to defend this area.
An inspiring example of a man who has memorized chapter upon chapter of Scripture which he uses to explain and defend the Gospel.The best approach to apologetics I have read.
This second-century religious text does a good job of showing Martyr's background in the study of philosophy and some of the arguments for and against Jesus as Messiah in terms of Jewish versus Christian views. It's not likely to be the most engaging reading to someone not interested in the issues and how they played out at the time, and it's often quite repetitive. You also get a lot more of the Christian views than the Jewish, for obvious reasons. In fact, I'd say the work is to actually fairl...
A great translation of a Christian classic. This alongside Irenaeus' "On the Apostolic Preaching" form two of the earliest whole Bible theologies, both of which show how early Christians read and understood the Old Testament. In short, Christ is the key to Scripture and the end to which it points. Justin in particular seems to draw on a common set of arguments already in dialogue with Trypho (~130AD). (The book is written after 130 though). Now, this suggests that a common body of proof texts ab...
Apologetics against rabbinical Judaism based on proof-texting. There were some analogies that are not used much these days. We need more men like St Justin who is concerned with the salvation of our elder brother.
A yawn-fest, but with some good stuff in it.
the film is better ngl
An awe inspiring biblical exposition.
I've always been curious about the Jewish people. I think many Christians are. We wonder why Christianity is so unconvincing to them. Justin Martyr was a second century Christian, and one of the faith's first apologists. Dialogue with Trypho recounts a conversation he had with a religious Jew. It might be our earliest non-biblical account of the conversations Christians had with Jews of that time. Modern readers will recognize the seeds of many of the reasons believers offer to Jews for our fait...
Great translation based on the best critical text of Justin's Dialogue. Footnotes are a bit sparse but still informative. Particular attention is given to OT citations and their conformity and non-conformity to extant LXX readings. Bottom line: This is the best English edition of the Dialogue with Trypho.
Okay, it's ridiculous to give a rating to a book which has been read for 1700+ years, but this was worth the read for me.Good for thinking on:-The early church and Judaism contemporary to it-Supercessionism-Allegorical readings of Scripture (and Christian readings of the Hebrew Bible)-Christian anti-Semitism-Interfaith dialogue (no, NOT as a model)
One of the earliest apologetics for the Christian faith, Justin demonstrates a fluid and detailed knowledge of the OT, especially the Psalms. He clearly demonstrates that Jesus was the Messiah as foretold by the OT and that the church was the continuation of God's people. There is indication of overwrought symbolism and analogical hermaneutic, but not to point of distraction.
Fascinating to hear the type of apologetics that were used back in the time of the ancients. A whole lot of allegorizing as though it was spiritualizing; but aside from that enjoyable to hear so many Scriptures quoted. I was repeatedly shocked by the abrasive and yet compassionate way in which Justin referred to the Jews in general and before him.