The controversy between Jews and Christians. From the 2nd to the 4th c. this controversy was conducted on theological and biblical levels. A wealth of literature attests to its intensity. It is composed of various literary genres: treatises, homilies, collections of testimonia, debates etc. The greater part of these writings unite apologetic and doctrinal exposition of the Christian religion with criticism of Judaism. Philippines Metro Map Chronologically, however, one notes a certain evolution: the defensive genre prevails up to the 3rd c.; the authors of the 3rd and 4th c. write more to prove the superiority of the Christian faith; finally come works containing invectives against the irreducible obduracy of the Jews. For the pre-Nicene period we should mention, above all, the Epistle of Barnabas; Aristo of Pella, Dialogue Between Jason and Papiscus About Christ; Miltiades, Against the Jews; Apollinaris of Hierapolis, Against the Jews; Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho the Jew; Hippolytus ?, Demonstration Against the Jews.
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