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Tertullian

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 Christianity" and "the founder of Western theology." Though conservative, he did originate and advance new theology to the early Church. He is perhaps most famous for being the oldest extant Latin writer to use the term Trinity (Latin trinitas), and giving the oldest extant formal exposition of a Trinitarian theology. Other Latin formulations that first appear in his work are "three Persons, one Substance" as the Latin "tres Personae, una Substantia" (itself from the Koine Greek "treis Hypostases, Homoousios"). He wrote his trinitarian formula after becoming a Montanist. However, unlike many Church fathers, he was never canonized by the Catholic Church, as several of his later teachings directly contradicted the actions and teachings of the apostles.

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List Of Christian Apologetic Works - Antiquity
... by Theophilus of Antioch Octavius (before 250, likely contemporary with Tertullian's Apology) by Marcus Minucius Felix Apologeticus (or Apologeticum) (c. 197) by Tertullian De Carne Christi (English On the Body of Christ) (c. 206) by Tertullian Contra Celsum (English Against Celsus) (c ...
Tertullian - Works - Spurious Works
... There have been many works attributed to Tertullian in the past which have since been determined to be almost definitely written by others ... their actual authors remain uncertain, they continue to be published together in collections of Tertullian's works ... Perpetua, was once assumed to have been edited by Tertullian ...
Pseudo-Tertullian
... Pseudo-Tertullian is the scholarly name for the unknown author of Adversus Omnes Haereses, an appendix to the work De praescriptionem haereticorum of Tertullian ... there is consensus that this work is not by Tertullian himself ... The name "Pseudo-Tertullian" is also applied to the author of a poem written against Marcion ...
Church Fathers - Latin Fathers - Tertullian
... Tertullian denounced Christian doctrines he considered heretical but later in life adopted views that themselves came to be regarded as heretical ... Later in life, Tertullian joined the Montanists, a heretical sect that appealed to his rigorism ...
Peter The Rock - Catholic View - Individuals and Documents Supporting The Petrine Doctrine - Tertullian
... Born in Carthage around 155 CE, Tertullian became a priest around the age of forty and worked tirelessly to defend the faith ... In his Scorpiace of 208 CE, Tertullian wrote, "No delay or inquest will meet Christians on the threshold… For though you think that heaven is still ...