Edited By Jakob Engberg, Anders-Christian Jacobsen and Jörg Ulrich
In Defence of Christianity examines the early Christian apologists in their context in thirteen articles divided in four parts. Part I provides an introduction to apology and apologetics in antiquity, an overview of the early Christian apologists, and an outline of their argumentation. The nine articles of Part II each cover one of the early apologists: Aristides, Justin, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, the author of the
Letter to Diognetus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian and Minucius Felix. Part III contextualises the apologists by providing an English translation of contemporary pagan criticism of Christianity and by discussing this critique. Part IV consists of a single article discussing how Eusebius depicted and used the apologists in his
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2014. XV, 263 pp., 3 graphs
Jakob Engberg is Associate Professor of Church History at the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University (Denmark).
Anders-Christian Jacobsen is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus
University (Denmark). Jörg Ulrich is Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg