Tertullian


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Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, anglicised as Tertullian (c. 160 – c. 225 AD), was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. He is the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. He also was a notable early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy. Tertullian has been called "the father of Latin... more »

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  • ''Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.3.
  • ''Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, I.10.
  • ''Indeed it is better to postpone, lest either we complete too little by hurrying, or wander too long in completing it.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, XIX.8.
  • ''Two kinds of blindness are easily combined so that those who do not see really appear to see what is not.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, IX.20.
  • ''Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.6.
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