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Epistle to Diognetus

Epistle to Diognetus

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Published by University Press in Manchester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementthe Greek text with introduction, translation and notes by H. G. Meecham.
SeriesTheological series -- v. 7
ContributionsMeecham, Henry George, 1886-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16403947M

The writer addresses the "most excellent Diognetus", a well-disposed pagan, who desires to know what is the religion of Christians. Idol-worship is ridiculed, and it is shown that Jewish sacrifices and ceremonies cannot cause any pleasure to the only God and creator of all. Christians are not a nation nor a sect, but are diffused throughout the world, though they are not of the world but. Epistle to Diognetus. This letter is an answer to an inquiry which had been addressed to the author as to what was the character of the Christian religion, and what were the reasons why he had embraced it. It is, in point of thought, sentiment, and style, decidedly superior to the works of any of the apostolical fathers, and is deserving of.

A Blast from the Past: the Epistle to Diognetus. One of the earliest apologetically writings, if not the earliest, is known as the Epistle to Diognetus. This was written around the year AD and it gives some great insight into the thought of the early church. While reading this short but wonderful work, one of its sections jumped out to me.   The origins of the Epistle to Diognetus are surrounded in mystery, though for reasons we will discuss there is strong evidence that it is amongst the earliest extra-biblical books. While this letter to “Diognetus” [common name in ancient Rome] is often ascribed to Mathetes [“disciple”], neither name gives us much of a clue about the identities of these men.

The Didache or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, probably written before the end of the first century, purports to be an instruction based on sayings of the Lord and given by the Twelve Apostles to pagans who wished to become Christians. The Epistle of Barnabas is a homily on the mistaken /5.   Offline Resources for Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus. Recommended Books for the Study of Early Christian Writings Information on Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus. Robert M. Grant describes the epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (The Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 2, p. ): A late 2d century apology addressed to a certain Diognetus who is.


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Information on the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus. Robert M. Grant describes the epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (The Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 2, p. ):A late 2d century apology addressed to a certain Diognetus who is otherwise unknown. This short epistle written to Diognetus by Mathetes was really good.

It is perhaps one of the first works of apologetics, where Mathetes was trying to persuade Diognetus toward the Christian faith. One of the things that stood out to me was that the life of the early Christians were markedly different from those with whom they lived/5. Question: "What is the Letter to Diognetus?" Answer: The Letter (or Epistle) to Diognetus is a second- or third-century work that defends the doctrines of Christianity.

This type of writing is also called an apologetics letter or an apology. Although neither author nor recipient is known for certain, the Letter to Diognetus purports to be written by a student of the apostles who calls himself. The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus is probably the earliest example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers.

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known, but the language and other textual evidence dates the work toFile Size: KB.

(EPISTOLA AD DIOGNETUM). This beautiful little apology for Christianity is cited by no ancient or medieval writer, and came down to us in a single manuscript which perished in the siege of Strasburg ().

The identification of Diognetus with the teacher of Marcus Aurelius, who bore the same name, is at most author's name is unknown, and the date is anywhere between the Apostles. Epistle to Diognetus.

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The Word is seen in the Letter to Diognetus as guiding those who teach. The "will of the Word" moves the writer to speak. This is a Scriptural thought. The Book of Acts says repeatedly that the Word of God was preached (e.g., ). It also says that the Word grew and multiplied (; ; ). How does the Word of God grow and multiply.

Epistle to Diognetus Resources Online and in Print. 14 Pages. Introductory Note to the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus [a.d. ] The anonymous author of this Epistle gives himself the title (Mathetes) "a disciple [] of the Apostles," and I venture to adopt it as his name.

It is about all we know of him, and it serves a useful end. This volume is the first major English-language commentary on the Epistle to Diognetus since that of Henry G. Meecham in Its purpose is twofold: to provide careful consideration to the essential introductory issues of authorship and setting, structure and integrity, theology, relationship to scripture, and historical trajectory as they apply to the transmission of the text; and to offer Author: Clayton N.

Jefford. BOOK 13 (from: _Apostolic Fathers,_ Lightfoot & Harmer, translation) Epistle TO Diognetus >. East Saint Catherine Avenue, Phoenix, AZ >> > CHAPTER 1 @Since I see, most excellent Diognetus, that thou art exceedingly anxious to understand the religion of the Christians, and that thy enquiries respecting them are distinctly and carefully made, as to what God they trust.

The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (Greek: Πρὸς Διόγνητον Ἐπιστολή) is an example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers. related portals: Christianity.; sister projects: Wikipedia article, quotes, Wikidata item.; The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus is probably the earliest example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers.

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known, but the language and other textual evidence dates the work to the late 2nd century; some assume an. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Entry for 'Epistle to Diognetus' - The Catholic Encyclopedia - One of 8 Bible encyclopedias freely available, this encyclopedia is one of the most comprehensive resource. The epistle to Diognetus is an anonymous writing of uncertain date. The Diognetus to whom it is addressed is unknown, though some scholars have sought to identify him with a Diognetus who was a teacher of Marcus Aurelius.

The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus is probably the earliest example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers. [a.d] The anonymous author of this Epistle gives himself the title (Mathetes) ” a disciple [] of the Apostles,” and I.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Epistle to Diognetus. London, Society for promoting Christian knowledge; New York, Macmillan, (OCoLC) The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (Greek: Πρὸς Διόγνητον Ἐπιστολή) is an example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity from its accusers.

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known; estimates of dating based on the language and other textual evidence have ranged from AD [1] (which would make it one of the earliest examples of.

Diognetus, EPISTLE TO (EPISTOLA AD DIOGNETUM).—This beautiful little apology for Christianity is cited by no ancient or medieval writer, and came down to us in a single MS.

which perished in the siege of Strasburg ().The identification of Diognetus with the teacher of Marcus Aurelius, who bore the same name, is at most plausible. The author’s name is unknown, and the date is anywhere.

person named Diognetus, to whom the letter is addressed. We must be content to leave both points in hopeless obscurity, and simply accept the Epistle as written by an earnest and intelligent Christian to a sincere inquirer among the Gentiles, towards the close of the apostolic age.

It is much to be regretted that the text is often so very doubtful. The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus(Greek: Πρὸς Διόγνητον Ἐπιστολή) is an example of Christian apologetics, writings defending Christianity against the charges of its critics.

The Greek writer and recipient are not otherwise known. Estimates of dating based on the language and other textual eviden.This banner text can have markup.

web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation.Epistle to Diognetus Resources Online and in Print. 14 Pages. Page 2. The following interesting and eloquent Epistle is anonymous, and we have no clue whatever as to its author.

For a considerable period after its publication init was generally ascribed to Justin Martyr. In recent times Otto has inserted it among the works of that.