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    Tertullian (/ t ər ˈ t ʌ l i ə n /; Latin: Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus; c. 155 AD – c. 220 AD) was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. He was the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature.

  2. Tertullian, Latin in full Quintus Septimus Florens Tertullianus, (born c. 155/160, Carthage [now in Tunisia]—died after 220, Carthage), important early Christian theologian, polemicist, and moralist who, as the initiator of ecclesiastical Latin, was instrumental in shaping the vocabulary and thought of Western Christianity.

  3. Tertullian , (born c. 155/160, Carthage—died after 220, Carthage), Early Christian theologian and moralist. Educated in Carthage, he became impressed by the courage, morality, and uncompromising monotheism of Christian martyrs, and he converted to Christianity.

  4. Feb 5, 2019 · Tertullian was an early Christian apologist, theologian, and moralist from Carthage, North Africa. Zealous and articulate, Tertullian was highly educated in the fields of law, rhetoric, literature, Greek, and Latin.

  5. May 3, 2010 · Who Was Tertullian? If he ever came to speak at your church you would probably never forget him. He was passionate, articulate, totally committed. He boldly taunted the might of the Roman empire, courageously defended oppressed believers, and harshly reprimanded compromising Christians.

  6. Jan 4, 2022 · Tertullian is known in church history as the father of Latin theology, as he was the first church leader to write his works in Latin. Most of his writing was in defense of Christianity against persecution from without or heresy from within. He had an enormous influence on the early church, and much of that influence can still be seen today.

  7. 2 days ago · Tertullian latin texts, translations, editions, bibliography, links, manuscripts, text criticism, early christians, fathers The Tertullian Project A collection of material ancient and modern about the ancient Christian Latin writer Tertullian and his writings.

  8. Oct 3, 2018 · Tertullian is the first major Latin author of Christianity (and his sparse writings in Greek are lost). He was born in Carthage ( c . 160 CE ) and died at a relatively high age ( c . 220). As the son of a pagan family, he was given a good rhetorical and legal education.

  9. Tertullian is proving that Our Lord Himself explained bread in Jer., xi, 19 (mittamus lignum in panem ejus) to refer to His Body, when He said, “This is My Body”, that is, that bread was the symbol of His Body. Nothing can be elicited either for or against the Real Presence; for Tertullian does not explain whether the bread is the symbol of ...

  10. May 29, 2018 · Tertullian was a literary genius, the greatest Christian writer in the West before St. Augustine and one of the greatest in the whole patristic period. The very characteristics that brought about his downfall contributed to the vigor and highly original quality of his prose.

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