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Title: Apology of Justin Martyr: Literary Strategies and the Defence of Christianity
Author: Nystrom, David E
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck; Publication Date: 2018
Paperback; ISBN: 9783161557613
Volumes: 1; Pages: 184
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In his Apologia pro Christianis, Justin Martyr uses some major apologetic strategies to defend and promote Christianity. These are here identified as the 'logos doctrine', the 'theft theory', the 'proof from prophecy' and the demonological arguments. David E. Nystr�m analyses each strategy on its own terms as well as in relation to the others in order for them to yield a picture of how they work, rhetorically and literarily, in Justin's grand argument. He also explores possible literary models as well as the purpose and function of the literary form Justin chose for his work.