Throughout history, everywhere the church goes it changes cultures, asking people to trade their worldly hopes for a new hope in the work of Christ. Three of the church’s most formidable defenders are brought together in this collection to address three contentious discussions still relevant today: Christianity’s claim to sole possession of truth, Christianity and Judaism, and the biblical marriage/sex ethic.
First, In Christian Pagan in the Roman Empire, Robert D. Sider explores the colorful voice of Tertullian and his dealings with the pluralistic religious culture he grew up in. Then, Thomas P. Hallton provides a vibrant new translation of Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho, in which Justin speaks to a Jewish audience, building a case for Jesus as the Messiah of the Old Testament. Finally, Elizabeth Clark examines Augustine—the early church’s greatest theologian—and his exposition of a unique Christian sex ethic that neither dismissed sex as a part of a base physical nature, nor made it primary as many pagan religions.
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