"Justin Martyr is not only the first witness to ever mention Marcion by name, he is also one of the few contemporary witnesses (if not the only) of Marcion’s activities. This factor alone justifies a more extensive investigation of Justin’s comments on the arch-heretic and his movement, an investigation hitherto missing from the scholarly world. However, Andrew Hayes provides more than that. He demonstrates that Justin’s preoccupation with Marcion exceeds the few direct references to him in his work. It is, in fact, a contra-Marcionite agenda that dominates much of Justin’s argument, particularly in his Dialogue with Trypho. Thus, with his study, Hayes manages to give the reader a better understanding of both the heretic and the apologist."
Justin against Marcion
Defining the Christian Philosophy
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