Who is St. Justin Martyr?

St. Justin Martyr was born around 100AD near the ancient biblical city of Shechem in Samaria. He studied philosophy, but he was not satisfied with the pagan philosophers. Eventually, he converted to Christianity. He became an early Christian apologist, defending the Christian faith. His works include “The First Apology” and “Dialogue with Trypho.” After defying an order to sacrifice to the pagan gods, St. Justin Martyr was beheaded, along with six other companions.

Selected works of St. Justin Martyr