Book of Saints – Justin the Philosopher


(Saint) Martyr (April 13) (2nd century) Born near Sichem in Palestine, and hence styling himself a “Samaritan,” he, from his youth, gave himself up to philosophical meditations. He was converted to Christianity, and seems after a visit to Rome to have engaged 158 in missionary work in Asia. His inimitable Apologies for the Christian Religion, addressed to the Antonine Emperors, and his Dialogue with the Jew Tryphon are the most instructive second century writings which we possess. Saint Justin was beheaded in Rome with other Christians (A.D. 167).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Justin the Philosopher”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2013. Web. 2 December 2021. <>