The first apology was an early work of christian apologetics addressed by justin martyr to the roman emperor antoninus piusin addition to arguing against the persecution of individuals solely for being christian justin also provides the emperor with a defense of the philosophy of christianity and a detailed explanation of contemporary christian practices and rituals. Home fathers of the church the first apology st justin martyr the first apology but as at first you would not have believed it possible that such persons could be produced from the small drop and yet now you see them thus produced so also judge that it is not impossible that the bodies of men after they have been dissolved . Information on justin martyr robert m grant writes the anchor bible dictionary v 3 p 1133justins first work seems to have been his treatise against all heresies now lost later he composed his apology now divided into two parts the work is addressed to antoninus pius and his two adopted sons. Introductory note to the first apology of justin martyr ad 110 165 justin was a gentile but born in samaria near jacobs well he must have been well educated he had traveled extensively and he seems to have been a person enjoying at least a competence after trying all other systems his
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