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The Epistle to Diognetus

by Justin Martyr, Saint

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Published by Society for promoting Christian knowledge, E. S. Gorham in London [etc.], New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[translated, with an introduction and notes] by the Rev. L. B. Radford...
SeriesEarly church classics
ContributionsRadford, L. B. 1869-1937, ed., Justin, Martyr, Saint., Diogenetus.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR60.E3 E65
The Physical Object
Pagination95, [1] p.
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6642784M
LC Control Number22006501
OCLC/WorldCa5333269

Mathetes' Diognetus not tutor of M. Aurelius? Says who. I've only seen evidence that it is thought that the recipient of this letter was the same Diognetus as the tutor of M. Aurelius. One example, Philip Schaff, "The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus", (see). I'm putting this up as a reference and removing the dissenting. Letter to Diognetus, an early Christian apologetic work probably dating from the 2nd or 3rd century is often included with the works of the Apostolic Fathers, Greek Christian writers of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries, but it more accurately is associated with the early Apologists (primarily 1st century).

The Epistle to Diognetus is widely recognized as one of the true literary gems of early Christianity. It was first included among the works of the Apostolic Fathers by the eighteenth-century scholar A. Gallandi, who argued that it was written by none other than Apollos, the acquaintance of Paul mentioned in Acts and 1 Corinthians.   This volume is the first major English-language commentary on the Epistle to Diognetus since that of Henry G. Meecham in Its purpose is twofold: to provide careful consideration to the essential introductory issues of authorship and setting, structure and integrity, theology, relationship to scripture, and historical trajectory as they apply to the transmission of .

  One of the earliest examples of Christian apologetic writing is Mathetes’ Epistle to Diognetus.. This is an anonymous letter as mathetes is simply Greek for ‘disciple.’ The author calls himself a disciple of the Apostles (ch. 11), and some have thought him to . The Epistle of Barnabas is a homily on the mistaken Judaistic conception of the Old Testament. The Epistles consist of a covering note The Didache or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, probably written before the end of the first century, purports to be an instruction based on sayings of the Lord and given by the Twelve Apostles to pagans who /5.


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Information on the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus. Robert M. Grant describes the epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (The Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 2, p. ):A late 2d century apology addressed to a certain Diognetus who is otherwise unknown.

The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus is probably the earliest example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers.

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known, but the File Size: KB. This short epistle written to Diognetus by Mathetes was really good. It is perhaps one The Epistle to Diognetus book the first works of apologetics, where Mathetes was trying to persuade Diognetus toward the Christian faith.

One of the things that stood out to me was that the life of the early Christians were markedly different from those with whom they lived/5.

Question: "What is the Letter to Diognetus?" Answer: The Letter (or Epistle) to Diognetus is a second- or third-century work that defends the doctrines of Christianity.

This type of writing is also called an apologetics letter or an apology. Although neither author nor recipient is known for certain, the Letter to Diognetus purports to be written by The Epistle to Diognetus book student of the apostles.

Epistle to Diognetus Resources Online and in Print. 14 Pages. Introductory Note to the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus [a.d. ] The anonymous author of this Epistle gives himself the title (Mathetes) "a disciple [] of the Apostles," and I venture to adopt it as his name.

It is about all we know of him, and it serves a useful end. Epistle to Diognetus. The Shepherd of Hermas (Loeb Classical Library No. 25N) New Ed Edition. by Bart D. Ehrman (Translator) out of 5 stars 20 ratings.

ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. /5(16).

This volume is the first major English-language commentary on the Epistle to Diognetus since that of Henry G. Meecham in Its purpose is twofold: to provide careful consideration to the essential introductory issues of authorship and setting, structure and integrity, theology, relationship to scripture, and historical trajectory as they apply to the transmission of the text; Author: Clayton N.

Jefford. The Word is seen in the Letter to Diognetus as guiding those who teach. The "will of the Word" moves the writer to speak. This is a Scriptural thought.

The Book of Acts says repeatedly that the Word of God was preached (e.g., ). It also says that the Word grew and multiplied (; ; ). How does the Word of God grow and multiply.

(EPISTOLA AD DIOGNETUM). This beautiful little apology for Christianity is cited by no ancient or medieval writer, and came down to us in a single manuscript which perished in the siege of Strasburg ().

The identification of Diognetus with the teacher of Marcus Aurelius, who bore the same name, is at most author's name is unknown, and the date is anywhere.

BOOK 13 (from: _Apostolic Fathers,_ Lightfoot & Harmer, translation) Epistle TO Diognetus >. East Saint Catherine Avenue, Phoenix, AZ >> > CHAPTER 1 @Since I see, most excellent Diognetus, that thou art exceedingly anxious to understand the religion of the Christians, and that thy enquiries respecting them are distinctly and carefully made, as to what.

The Epistle TO Diognetus. CHAPTER 1 Since I see, most excellent Diognetus, that thou art exceedingly anxious to understand the religion of the Christians, and that thy enquiries respecting them are distinctly and carefully made, as to what God they trust and how they worship Him, that they all disregard the world and despise death, and take no.

The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (Greek: Πρὸς Διόγνητον Ἐπιστολή) is an example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers. The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (Greek: Πρὸς Διόγνητον Ἐπιστολή) is an example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers.

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known; estimates of dating based on the language and other textual evidence have ranged from AD [1] (which would make it one of the earliest examples of. Entry for 'Epistle to Diognetus' - The Catholic Encyclopedia - One of 8 Bible encyclopedias freely available, this encyclopedia is one of the most comprehensive resource on Catholic teaching, history, and information.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Epistle to Diognetus. London, Society for promoting Christian knowledge; New York, Macmillan, (OCoLC) Diognetus, EPISTLE TO (EPISTOLA AD DIOGNETUM).—This beautiful little apology for Christianity is cited by no ancient or medieval writer, and came down to us in a single MS.

which perished in the siege of Strasburg ().The identification of Diognetus with the teacher of Marcus Aurelius, who bore the same name, is at most plausible.

The author’s name is. INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO THE EPISTLES OF MATHETES TO DIOGNETUS. Roberts-Donaldson English Translation [a.d. ] The anonymous author of this Epistle gives himself the title (Mathetes) "a.

disciple. of the Apostles," and I venture to adopt it as his name. It is about all we know of him, and it serves a useful end.

The Epistle to Diognetus could also be seen as helping facilitate the transition between the encouraging letters of the post-Apostolic writings and the apologetic writings of Justin Martyr, Theophilus, and the rest of the Apologists.

Thematically, Diognetus is fairly easy to follow. First, the author starts out with an invitation to reason. The origins of the Epistle to Diognetus are surrounded in mystery, though for reasons we will discuss there is strong evidence that it is amongst the earliest extra-biblical books.

While this letter to “Diognetus” [common name in ancient Rome] is often ascribed to Mathetes [“disciple”], neither name gives us much of a clue about the identities of these men. The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus(Greek: Πρὸς Διόγνητον Ἐπιστολή) is an example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity against the charges of its critics.

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known. Estimates of dating based on the language and other textual eviden. Offline Resources for Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus. Recommended Books for the Study of Early Christian Writings Information on Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus.

Robert M. Grant describes the epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (The Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 2, p. ): A late 2d century apology addressed to a certain Diognetus who is.This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation.