In his polemical interaction with Greco-Roman religion, philosophers, and heretics, Justin refers to “sound judgment”, “right reason” etc. as a criterion for distinguishing between truth and falsehood. The terms have a Stoic background, but Justin uses them to indicate reason as enlightened by Christian doctrine, i.e., the Old Testament revelation rightly understood.
|Title of host publication||Religious Polemics and Encounters in Late Antiquity |
|Subtitle of host publication||Boundaries, Conversions, and Persuasion|
|Editors||Timo Nisula, Anni Maria Laato, Pablo Irizar|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
|Name||Studies on the Children of Abraham|