This is a contemporary translation of two early Christian works: Justin Martyr's First Apology and Mark Felix's Octavius.
Justin Martyr's First Apology is the oldest Christian apology still in existence in its entirety. It is arguably the most valuable Christian writing of the second century. Among other things, Justin describes how baptism was practiced in his day and what a typical Sunday morning worship service was like.
Mark Felix's Octavius is perhaps the finest apologetic work produced by the early church. The setting of this work is a lively debate between a Christian and a pagan. Through the course of the debate, Mark Felix reveals what most Roman pagans thought about the Christians and how the early Christians responded to these accusations. It is not only one of the most readable early Christian works, it's also a true work of literature. 160 pp. paperback.