Re-Appropriating "Marvelous Fables": Justin Martyr's Strategic Retrieval of Myth in 1 Apology

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Edwin Hatch provided a colorful 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 ...

Re-Appropriating "Marvelous Fables": Justin Martyr's Strategic Retrieval of Myth in 1 Apology 2013, Pickwick Publications

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