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  Tertullian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tertullian's writings cover the whole theological field of the time — apologetics against paganism and Judaism, polemics, polity, discipline, and morals, or the whole reorganization of human life on a Christian basis; they give a picture of the religious life and thought of the time which is of the greatest interest to the church historian.
Tertullian was a determined advocate of strict discipline and an austere code of practise, and like many of the African fathers, one of the leading representatives of the rigorist element in the early Church.
If Tertullian went to an unhealthy extreme in his counsels of asceticism, he is easily forgiven when one recalls his own moral vigor and his great services as an ingenuous and intrepid defender of the Christian religion, which with him, as later with Martin Luther, was first and chiefly an experience of his own heart.
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 Encyclopedia: Tertullian
Tertullian's writings cover the whole theological field of the time-- apologetics against paganism and Judaism, polemics, polity, discipline, and morals, or the whole reorganization of human life on a Christian basis; they give a picture of the religious life and thought of the time which is of the greatest interest to the church historian.
Tertullian was born in Carthage in the Roman province of Africa, present Tunisia, approximately 155-160 CE.
Tertullian emerged as a leading member of the African church, devoting his talents as a teacher in instructing the unbaptized seekers and the faithful and as a literary defender (apologist) of Christian beliefs and practices.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tertullian   (4417 words)

  
 The Development of the Canon of the New Testament - Tertullian
Tertullian is usually considered the outstanding exponent of the outlook that Christianity must stand uncompromisingly against its surrounding culture.
Tertullian's New Testament was not perceptively different from that of the preceding period.
The Epistle of Jude (verse 14) is appealed to [by Tertullian] as a testimonial to the authority of Enoch.
www.ntcanon.org /Tertullian.shtml   (1161 words)

  
 Tertullian
Tertullian spoke out of personal experience when he wrote that the "blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." In an angry defense of the Christians, Tertullian had charged the Empire with unjust hatred against Christianity.
What gives Tertullian a place of lasting importance in the memory of the church is his teachings concerning the divinity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity.
The last years of Tertullian (he died somewhere between 220 and 240) were spent as a member of a sect, the sect of the Montanists.
www.prca.org /books/portraits/tertull.htm   (1966 words)

  
 Tertullian - Theopedia
Tertullian received a thorough education in the knowledge of the Romans and the Greeks, and he apparently practiced law in Rome before his return to Carthage and conversion.
Although Tertullian was fluent in Greek and wrote several works in Greek, he penned most of his works in Latin--in order to benefit the growing number of western Christians who knew only Latin.
In his later years Tertullian became dissatisfied with the laxity of contemporary Christians and he joined the movement of Montanism (from the prophet Montanus), which demanded a strict moralism and preached the imminent end of the world.
www.theopedia.com /Tertullian   (510 words)

  
 TERTULLIAN
Tertullian was consumed with the notion of monotheism, seeking to understand and consistently expound both its ethical and theological claims on human beings.
So radically consistent was Tertullian that many scholars think of him as the first “fundamentalist,” or the first “puritan.” Later in his life, even the “mainstream” church became too inconsistently monotheistic for his tastes and he joined up with a break-away movement called Montanism.
Tertullian held a "traducian" understanding of the generation of the soul--that is, the view that each new soul is generated from the material of the souls of the parents (parallel with the procreation of bodies).
faculty.fullerton.edu /bstarr/345A.TERTULLIAN.htm   (961 words)

  
 Tertullian
Tertullian's place in universal history is determined by (1) his intellectual and spiritual endowments, (2) his moral force and evangelical fervor, (3) the course of his personal development, (4) the circumstances of the time in the midst of which he worked.
(1) Tertullian was a man of great originality and genius, characterized by the deepest pathos, the liveliest fancy, and the most penetrating keenness, and was endowed with ability to appropriate and make use of all the methods of observation and speculation, and with the readiest wit.
It is not difficult to lay one's finger upon very many obliquities, self-deceptions and sophisms in Tertullian in matters of detail, for he struggled for years to reconcile things that were in themselves irreconcilable; yet in each case the perversities and sophisms were rather the outcome of the peculiarly difficult circumstances in which he stood.
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 Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tertullian was born a heathen, and seems to have been educated at Rome, where he probably practiced as a jurisconsult.
Let it be borne in mind, that if this sad close of Tertullian's career cannot be extenuated, the later history of Latin Christianity forbids us to condemn him, in the tones which proceeded from the Virgin Church with authority, and which the law of her testimony and the instinct of self-preservation forced her to utter.
Tertullian displays, moreover, a knowledge of the proceedings of the Roman Church with respect to Marcion and Valentinus, who were once members of it, which could scarcely have been obtained by one who had not himself been numbered amongst its presbyters.
www.ccel.org /fathers2/ANF-03/anf03-03.htm   (5599 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Tertullian
Tertullian cannot restrain his invective; yet he wishes to be conciliating, and it breaks out in spite of his argument, instead of being its essence as before.
Tertullian had excited remark by adopting the Greek pallium, the recognized dress of philosophers, and he defends his conduct in a witty pamphlet.
Tertullian shows that God desires the courage of the martyrs and their victory over temptation; he proves from Scripture the duty of suffering death for the Faith and the great promises attached to this heroism.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14520c.htm   (5386 words)

  
 Tertullian
Tertullian's writings, notably Apologeticum, De praescriptione haereticorum, and De carne Christi, had a lasting effect on Christian thought, especially through those who, like Cyprian of Carthage, always regarded him as a "master." He also greatly influenced the development of Western thought and the creation of Christian ecclesiastical Latin.
Tertullian was born Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus in Carthage, the son of a Roman centurion.
Tertullian was an early Latin father of the church.
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 Tertullian Bio
Tertullian in fact greatly popularized Christian Latin literature; one might almost say that that literature sprang from him full-grown, alike in form and substance, as Athena from the head of Zeus.
Tertullian’s place in universal history is determined by (I) his intellectual and spiritual endowments, (2) his moral force and evangelical fervour, (3) the course of his personal development, and (4) the circumstances of the time in the midst of which he worked.
(1) Tertullian was a man of great originality and genius, characterized by the deepest pathos, the liveliest understanding, and the most penetrating keenness, and was endowed with ability to appropriate and make use of all the methods of observation and speculation, and with the readiest wit.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /tertullian_bio.htm   (1505 words)

  
 Glimpses bulletin #53: Tertullian
Tertullian also saw, however, that the persecution of the church by the Roman authorities actually strengthened the Church of Christ: "It is bait that wins men for (our) school.
Tertullian took a tough line as difficult to understand today as it must have been then for he saw even persecution as from God: It never happens without God willing it, and it is fitting-even at times necessary-for Him to do so, to the approval or condemnation of His servants.
Tertullian had a tenacious sense of the truth, and frequently railed against the church's conformity to the world and compromise with surrounding paganism.
chi.gospelcom.net /GLIMPSEF/Glimpses/glmps053.shtml   (1131 words)

  
 Theology WebSite: Church History Study Helps: Tertullian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tertullian was a convert to Christianity, a native of Carthage who probably never strayed far from home, and a man whose professional education was in rhetoric.
Tertullian bursts on the scene in North Africa in 197 with the appearance of his Apology.
According to Tertullian, the business of the church was to adhere unquestioningly to the "rule of faith" which was the one key to the Scriptures.
www.theologywebsite.com /history/tertullian.shtml   (591 words)

  
 Tertullian
Around 203 Tertullian became associated with the “Montanist” movement and separated himself from mainstream churches dominated by the bishop of Rome.
Tertullian believed that baptism was necessary for salvation (Concerning Baptism 2,5) and rejected salvation by faith alone (ibid.
Tertullian does reflect the the moves towards apostasy that were a part of his age.
home.att.net /~kmpope/Tertullian.html   (763 words)

  
 Western North African Christianity: Tertullian
Tertullian, a lay theologian from Carthage, North Africa,was perhaps the most important theologian in the Western Church at the end of the second century.
He was the first theologian to articulate the theology of the Trinity, and was an early proponent of the idea of an "inherited flaw" in the human soul.
TertullianÕs moral rigorism led him out of the orthodox church towards the end of his life, and into the Montanist movement.
www.bethel.edu /~letnie/AfricanChristianity/WNATertullian.html   (363 words)

  
 Tertullian : The Works of Tertullian
Tertullian gives some guidelines, including points on how not to use the Bible in arguing with heretics, and concludes with a skit on the frequency with which they change their views.
Tertullian reminds him that the church is the body of Christ, not a conclave of bishops.
Christel BUTTERWECK, Tertullian, in: Theologische Realenzyklopädie 33 (2002) pp.93-107.
www.tertullian.org /works.htm   (1419 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.05.12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For example, Tertullian drew on the critique that philosophers do not live up to their beliefs, which had been stated or answered in Cicero, Seneca, Plutarch and some episodes related by Diogenes Laertius and is also found in the satirical tradition of Aristophanes, Horace, Petronius and especially Lucian of Samosata.
Tertullian held high expectations of ethical behaviour for himself as well as his fellow Christians: he believed that people guilty of grave sins such as murder, idolatry, apostasy, blasphemy, adultery and fornication were beyond the intercession of Christ and should be permanently excluded from the church (De pudicitia 19).
Tertullian has been condemned as a misogynist who blamed Eve for the fall of humankind; and referred to woman in terms such as "the devil's gateway, the unsealer of the [forbidden] tree, the first deserter of the divine law" (De carne Christi 17; De cultu feminarum 1.1ff.).
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 Tertullian of Carthage, Early Church Father   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is not the first time that Tertullian’s orthodoxy has been attacked in order to undermine his credibility as a witness to the beliefs and practises of the church of his day.
Tertullian is the church father who more than any other has been taken to epitomise the anti-intellectualism of the early Church.
Barnes, Tertullian, 42: “Historical interpretations of the rise of Montanism inevitably differ, according to the prejudices and preoccupations of the exegete.
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 Tertullian : Sources for this information
Balfour, who keeps an extensive personal bibliography of Tertullian studies, reviews the way in which the availability of the internet is impacting on the study of Tertullian, particularly by students, and assesses the degree to which material is being transferred and what the quality is like.
191-207) and Countryman, "Tertullian and the Regula Fidei" (pp.
Souter, Alexander, Tertullian: The Resurrection of the Flesh, SPCK 1922.
www.tertullian.net /sources.htm   (12804 words)

  
 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tertullian (c 155 - c 225 CE) of North Africa (probably Carthage) was a Christian apologist and writer, one of the first to write extensively in Latin.
Known as the greatest theologian of the West until Augustine, he is described as brilliant, sarcastic, and intolerant.
Tertullian was the first to use the term Trinitas (trinity) to describe the Godhead.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/tertullian.html   (187 words)

  
 Did Tertullian Reject Infant Baptism? Paedobaptism, Tertullian, North Africa Church
To say that Tertullian did not *specifically* condemn infant baptism begs the question when clearly he was against it as your quote shows.
Tertullian was NOT unqualifiedly opposed to infant baptism.
Tertullian's weakness was his rejection of infant baptism, according to Pelikan.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/a110.htm   (2393 words)

  
 Tertullian : Read this first
Tertullian lived in the ancient city of Carthage in what is now Tunisia, sometime around 200AD.
Tertullian wrote no systematic theology; all of his works are brought forth by a local event, a persecution, or a heretic.
It is certainly true that Tertullian returned to the theme that the true note of a Christian is the willingness to face martyrdom (De corona, De fuga in persecutione).
www.tertullian.org /readfirst.htm   (1524 words)

  
 CLASS 252 Tertullian Apolgeticus, outline and selections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tertullian cites examples from religious cults, the games, mythology and literature, history and points to the acceptance of abortion and the exposure of children as tolerated infanticide, and the latter as making unwitting incest inevitable.
Tertullian identifies Tacitus as the chief source of the pagan "dream" that the Christians worship the head of an ass and argues out that his account of the Jews and their religious practices contradicts itself on this point.
Tertullian gives an outline of Christ's life which shows that he fulfilled the prophecies made in scripture about the messiah and how the leaders of the Jews refused to accept this evidence even when it was supported by Christ's miracles.
duke.usask.ca /~niallm/252/Tertulli.htm   (5513 words)

  
 Tertullian
Tertullian (c.160 - c.230) was a gifted Christian apologist and theologian.
Tertullian was trained as a lawyer in Rome.
Tertullian left that movement to form his own sect, the Tertullianists, which survived in Africa until the fifth century.
www.allaboutreligion.org /tertullian-faq.htm   (178 words)

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