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Author Pretila, Noël Wayne

Title Re-Appropriating "Marvellous Fables" : Justin Martyr's Strategic Retrieval of Myth in 1 Apology
Published Cambridge : James Clarke & Co, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (182 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Information; Contents; Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Shifting the Paradigm; 3. Incorporation of Myth; 4. Separation from Myth; 5. Other Applications of Poetic Material in Justin; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography; Back Cover
Summary Edwin Hatch provided a colourful portrait of the religious world to which Justin Martyr belonged: ""The main subject-matter of ... literary education [amongst the pagans] was the poets. ... They were read as we read the Bible. They were committed to memory. The minds of men were saturated with them. A quotation from Homer or from a tragic poet was apposite on all occasions and in every kind of society"" (The Influence of Greek Ideas on Christianity, 1957). So when some of these pagans converted to Christianity in Justin's day, is it reasonable to assume that they simply ""forgot"" these my
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Justin, Martyr, Saint. Apologies. Apology 1.
Apologetics -- Early works to 1800.
Myth in the Bible.
Mythology, Greek.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0227902688 (electronic bk.)
9780227902684 (electronic bk.)