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Occurred to me sometime yesterday that noone probably knows what the thesis I'm all on about is actually about. So here's a summary para. which should tell you what I'm trying to pry out of ol' Justin Martyr:

God in Jesus Christ has irrevocably, historically, identified himself, in dying for the ungodly and rising again for the vindication of his Word. Justin Martyrís writings express this, as I have shown, in several ways. The resurrection is in his work a reference point for both history and divinity; it is a fixed referent to find Godís work in the world. The Word of God is tied to this resurrection promise, but this promise is still future, is still a matter of anticipation. While in Jesusí own resurrection there is a foretaste of it, this future is grasped only by prophecy of Godís justice fulfilled. As Godís righteous reign is still yet to come, Justin admits, we are now in the midst of decay, dissolution, and all other effects of death. In his writings we have seen how even as Justin affirms the restoration of body and soul in the promised future, his words and language accent the contradiction that, in the present age, we see corruption and mortality reigning outwardly, devouring the body in death. This cycle of death sunders what God has united -- soul and body. Justin Martyr nonetheless affirms that because of the resurrection, the Creator Godís will shall be affirmed by the salvation of the entire person. The One who resurrects is not different than the One who has created, and who calls the universe, good. The future world Justin Martyr proclaims is that of Jerusalem made New, the Bride of the Incarnate Logos.

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