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!

Translation courtesy of Catholic University of America Press: https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/the-apostolic-fathers-walsh-grimm-marique/

Alternate Translation at CatholicCulture.org: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1620

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James T. Majewski is a stage, film, and voice actor based in New York City. After earning a BA in Philosophy summa cum laude from the Pontifical College Josephinum, he received his MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. See full bio.

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