New: Justin Martyr

A recent announcement from Fortress:

New Volume Reintroduces Justin Martyr

Justin—philosopher and Christian martyr, Samaritan, exegete, apologist, and witness to so many of the intellectual and cultural worlds of the later Roman Empire—surprises every generation of scholars anew with the riches he has to offer them. One of the most gifted leaders in the early church, Justin and his writings are one of our richest sources for understanding the developing beliefs, worship, and public perception of Christians in the second century.

The newly released volume Justin Martyr and His Worlds presents a well-rounded portrait of one of the second-century church’s most remarkable figures.

Here are studies of Justin’s relationship to Judaism, Hellenism, and the Roman state, to philosophers, emperors, and heretics, and to the scriptures and other writings of second-century Judaism and Christianity. A map and timeline of Justin’s world, a list of his writings, and a full-color gallery of images complement the work of many leading scholars.

Introduction: By Sara Parvis and Paul Foster, Editors

Part One: Justin’s Worlds

Justin and Judaism — Judith Lieu, King’s College, London
Justin and Gnosticism — Christoph Markschies, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Justin and the Apologetic Tradition — Sara Parvis, University of Edinburgh

Part Two: Justin’s Writings and Thought
Jesus as the Name of God in the “Dialogue with Trypho” — Larry W. Hurtado, University of Edinburgh
The “Apologies”: A Textual History — Paul Parvis, University of Edinburgh
A New Text of Justin’s “Apologies” — Denis Minns, University of Oxford
Justin’s Use of the Old Testament — Oskar Skarsaune, Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology in Oslo
The Gospel of Peter and the Writings of Justin — Paul Foster, University of Edinburgh
Justin, Suicide and Martyrdom — Graham Stanton, University of Cambridge
Part Three: Reading Justin Today
Justin Scholarship: Trends and Trajectories — Michael Slusser, Duquesne University
Justin and the Postcolonial Tradition — J. Rebecca Lyman, University of California at Berkeley

Paul Foster is Senior Lecture in New Testament Literature, Language, and Theology, and Sara Parvis is Lecturer in Patristics, at the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity.

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