New Humanists
New Humanists
Jun 1, 2022
Justin Martyr’s First Apology, feat. Calvin Goligher | Episode XXIV
Play • 1 hr 11 min

Was Socrates a Christian? Did Plato meet Jeremiah? Are pagan myths based on garbled versions of the Hebrew prophets? Welcome to Justin Martyr’s First Apology, a plea to the Roman Emperor to stop killing Christians, a philosophical defense of Christianity, and a master class in biblical exegesis. ALI Latin & Greek Fellow Calvin Goligher returns to New Humanists to discuss the poetry, philosophy, and revelation in Justin Martyr with Jonathan and Ryan.

Justin Martyr’s First Apology (free in English):

Dennis Minns and Paul Parvis’s Justin, Philosopher and Martyr: Apologies (critical edition):

Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho:

Pliny-Trajan correspondence on Christians:

Plato’s Republic:

Yoram Hazony’s The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture:

Matthew W. Bates’s The Birth of the Trinity:

Cicero’s De Officiis:

Ambrose’s De Officiis:

Robert Louis Wilken’s The Christians as the Romans Saw Them:

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