Date of Award

Spring 2005

Document Type




First Advisor

David Messenger

Second Advisor

Annette Moran

Third Advisor

Rev. Jeremiah Sullivan


Justin Martyr’s works serve as theological examples of what needs to be engaged and interpreted. Through exploration of his influences and his works, we can come to understand his worldview and how he developed his theological ideas. His development of the Logos Christology can serve as a model for how we can use our own philosophical understanding and language to articulate the Christ event, opening the door to new interpretations and new Christologies that more fully open the person of Christ and the gospel experience to our time. This thesis will explore the world of Justin, the influences on Justin, the works of Justin and will end with an analysis on how Justin’s theological approach can serve as an example today.