International conference to be focused on the important second-century Christian figure, Justin Martyr
20-22 July 2006
University of Edinburgh
The first international conference to be focused on the important second-century Christian figure, Justin Martyr, will be held 20-22 July 2006 in Edinburgh, sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins. The aim is to bring together scholars across disiplinary lines, e.g., New Testament/Christian Origins, early Patristics, Roman history, and ancient Philosophy, with the crucial figure Justin Martyr as the focus. Key questions to be explored include these: Justin and the Gospels, Justin and Early Christian Apologetics, Justin and Early Christian Interaction with its Intellectual/Philosophical Environment, Justin and Early Christian. Interaction with the State, Justin and Second-Century Doctrinal/Creedal Developments.
For more information, see http://www.div.ed.ac.uk/justinmartyr_conf.html.
Besides being an important Church Father, Justin Martyr preserves considerable information about his encounters with Judaism in the first half of the second century.
(Again, via the British New Testament Society announcements list.)