American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Tertullian A.D. 160?-230? Carthaginian theologian who converted to Christianity (c. 193), broke with the Catholic Church (c. 207), and formed his own schismatic sect. His writings greatly influenced Western theology.
- n. a Roman cognomen, in particular borne by the Christian theologian Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus from Carthage
- n. Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)
- Anglicized from Latin Tertullianus. (Wiktionary)
“The Roman Tertullian is likewise a witness of this.”
“One example of this linkage can be found in Tertullian and his allusion to Eve and sin.”
“What I wrote about Justin and Tertullian is true and comes directly from their own writings.”
“Note: Tertullian is here arguing against the Patripassians; those who asserted that the Father was born of the Virgin, died and was buried. —”
“Tertullian, is a lie against our own faces, and an impious attempt to improve the works of the Creator.”
“The answer of Tertullian is the boldest and most vigorous.]”
“Therefore, it is easy to understand that the Apostolic Churches could not be lost sight of in such controversies, and it may be of interest to point out the apologetic argument of Irenaeus and Tertullian, which is founded on the preservation of the Apostolic doctrine in the various Apostolic Churches.”
“This is not the case with the great Latin apology which closely follows them in date, the "Apologeticus" of Tertullian, which is in the uncouth and untranslatable language affected by its author.”
“It is a working out in detail of the principles of the idea of Tertullian in his _De Prœscriptione_ [_v. supra_, § 27].”
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