Within the framework of a series of detailed examinations of the concept of filiation in ancient times, and particularly in the context of several contribution dedicated to Justin Martyr, this article intends to point out the characteristics presented by the category of filiation applied to Christians by apologists. In relation to the pagan environment, Christian claims that they wer a new "génos", a new strain, must be compared to ethnic connotation of the definition of social identity in the Graeco-Roman world. With respect to Judaism, in presenting themselves as the new and true Israel, Christian claims of divine filiation aim to overcome the category of election claimed by ancient Israel. The "seminal" function of Christ as Logos serves as the pivotal point and intesection of this dual conception of filiation.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo
|[Autom. eng. transl.] Filiation in Justin Martyr: Christians
|Numero di pagine
|Annali di Scienze Religiose
|Stato di pubblicazione
|Pubblicato - 2008
- Giustino Martire