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Letter to Diognetus

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 19, 2019 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“This faith, if only you desire it, you can have.”

Regarded as “one of the most exquisite pieces of early Christian literature”, this letter from an anonymous author to a pagan named Diognetus is a sublime work of Christian apologetics not to be missed.

The translator of today’s work goes on to describe the author:

“... an unnamed master of Greek style, a fervent Christian filled with Pauline convictions, a humanist who has achieved a remarkable harmony of supernatural faith and charity, with a highly cultivated intelligence, literary taste, conscience, and social sense. The calm and clarity of his thought reveal a master of logic, the deep convictions of a serious thinker, the eloquence of a trained rhetorician, the breadth of mind and warmth of heart, the poise of an educated gentleman.”

Now if that doesn’t make you want to listen to this episode, I don’t know what will!

Mike Aquilina on the Letter to Diognetus:

Translation courtesy of Catholic University of America Press:

Alternate Translation at

Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.

James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for, the “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Based in New York City, he holds both a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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