Early Christian Apologists
Edited By Jakob Engberg, Anders-Christian Jacobsen and Jörg Ulrich
Nils Arne Pedersen
1. Introduction. Eusebius’ information
Aristides’ apology (ἀπολογία) is often considered to be the oldest preserved Christian apology, and despite its poor literary qualities, this factor justifies careful treatment. It is interesting to note whether analysis of Aristides highlights certain aspects of that type of texts which have been called early Christian apologies.