The writings of Justin Martyr are among the most important that have come down to us from the second century. Before his conversion to Christianity, Justin Martyr studied various philosophies, but was never satisfied with the results. Once he was introduced to Christianity, he was impressed with the extraordinary fearlessness which Christians displayed facing their execution, and with the stability and truth of the teachings of the Old Testament. After his conversion he adopted the dress of a philosopher and acted as an evangelist, proclaiming the gospel as the only way to salvation. From external sources, historians believe that Justin Martyr was beheaded in 165 A. D., under the reign of Marcus Aurelius.
The principal facts of Justin Martyr’s life are gathered from his own writings, only a few of which are still in extant. The Major Works of Justin Martyr in Greek (3 vols.) contains Justin Martyr’s first and second Apologies, the Epistle to Diognetus, and the Dialogue with Trypho, all in their original Greek, and complimented with extensive notes from Basil L. Gildersleeve and William Trollope.
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