Dialogue with Trypho / Edition 1

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Overview

"But straightaway a flame was kindled in my soul; and a love of the prophets, and of those men who are friends of Christ, possessed me; and while revolving his words in my mind, I found this philosophy alone to be safe and profitable."

Dialogue with Trypho is one of the prime example of the intersection of Christian Theology with Greek Philosophy in the Early Church period. Justin Martyr provides us with a fictional dialogic between himself, and a Jew named Trypho. Through the dialogue, a congenial intellectual exchange is presented in which Justin Martyr walks through the Scriptures with Trypho and provides proofs for the "New Law" and the veracity of Jesus' Messiahship seen in the Old Testament law and prophets. This text will help you gain a better understanding of Biblical typology, and the subapostolic Christian hermeneutics.

This electronic edition features an active table of contents.

Dialogue with Trypho is part of The Fig Classic Series on Early Church Theology. To view more books in our catalog, visit us at fig-books.com.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813213422
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Services
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Series: Fathers of the Church Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,062,326
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction to This Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Justin meets Trypho 3
How Justin found philosophy 5
Justin offers to defend Christian belief 17
A new covenant, not a new God 20
Jewish ritual laws as a remedy for idolatry 31
A Christian interpretation of ritual laws 37
The Messiah: already here or still to come? 47
Divisions among Christians 54
The divinity of the Messiah 56
Scriptural types of Jesus 65
Those who live by the Law of Moses 68
The Messiah must be Jesus 73
The unity of God and the divinity of Christ 82
The virginal birth 97
Corrections to the text of Scripture 111
[The Second Day's Discussion] 116
More on the birth of Jesus 117
Millennium at the end of the world 125
Interpreting Scripture about Christ 128
The problem of the crucifixion 139
How Christians read Psalm 22 148
The sign of Jonah 161
Reprise of points from the first day 164
Jesus as high priest 172
The Gentiles as God's new people 178
The names of Christ in Scripture 189
The unity of God and the divinity of Christ: reprise 193
The election of the Jews and Gentiles 196
A final appeal 206
Conclusion 212
Select Bibliography 213
General Index 219
Index of Holy Scripture 223
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