Sunday Quote!- Ancient Apologetics and the Disinterest of the Modern Age


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apologetics-romanEvery Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way!

Ancient Apologetics and the Disinterest of the Modern Age

After getting a recommendation from… I don’t remember whom/which book, I picked up Apologetics in the Roman Empire to explore some of the early controversies with apologetics from the perspectives of Pagans, Jews, and Christians. The book is a collection of essays centered around these apologetic controversies. I was struck however, by the editors’ note on the disinterest of the modern age in these works as actual apologetics. After tracing the use of ancient apologetics from the earliest period through the Reformation and into our times, the editors note that these ancient works have fallen out of most people’s interest:

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Quote!- Ancient Apologetics and the Disinterest of the Modern Age

  1. What a sad assessment that book made! I think another stream of interests I would like to explore more sometime (when I have the time) is the relationship of the early apologist to Judaism; in particular, Justin Martyr.

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  2. What was sad for me is the cost of the book (on Amazon). Honestly though, the study of apologetics is fine, I’d rather study the Biblical Text. For me the apologetics throughout history only provides what a person or denomination thought about the scriptures.

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