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Definition of the noun tertullian

What does tertullian mean as a name of something?


  1. Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)


Who is Tertullian?

Tertullian: Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, anglicised as Tertullian, 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.

  • born in (1856 years ago) in Carthage
  • died in (1796 years ago)
  • written works: "The five books of Quintus Sept. Flor. Tertullianus Against Marcion", "De anima", "Treatises on penance", "De idololatria", "Treatises on marriage and remarriage", "Apologetic and practical treatises"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tertullian

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Google previewTheology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics (2009)

From Creatio Ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius by Whitney Bauman

Tertullian is the first to adduce creation out of nothing as a proof that God had the power to awaken the dead.”88 Hidden within this notion of an all-powerful God that ensures individuals against death are implications and analogies for ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopædia (1897)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Tertullian is an intense realist, with leanings towards materialism, Origen a pure idealist.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1893)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Tertullian is an intense realist, with leanings towards materialism, Origen a pure idealist.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopa︠e︡dia (1912)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Tertullian is an intense realist, with leanings towards materialism, Origen a pure idealist. Origen, like Justin, holds that...

Origen speaks to philosophers as a Christian philosopher : Tertullian is a tribune of the people passionately haranguing ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

Tertullian is an intense realist, with leanings toward materialism, Origen a pure idealist.

Google previewTertullian and Paul (2012)

by Todd D. Still, David Wilhite

l As Dunn remarks, Tertullian is a master of rhetorical invention and can turn different elements of the ...

Google previewPurification in the Prophecy. The Purgatory (2014)

by Hernan Afanador-Kafuri

Towards the year 200, Tertullian refers to the synagogues as a 'source of persecution';. Without a doubt, the Jews were the ones who caused Christians the most harm”. (Team of translators of the Jerusalem Bible, S. García, M. Villanueva, ...

Google previewAfter Lives (2013)

A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory by John Casey

Tertullian is a writer without charm. Much of De Spectaculis reads like the rantings of a Scotch Covenanter who has fallen surprisingly in love with the riches of Roman forensic oratory.

Google previewBeginnings (2008)

Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives by Peter Bouteneff

Tertullian is the exception.

Google previewDictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (2007)

by Donald K. McKim

Tertullian responded, or rather exploded, by uniting in one God the Creator of the Old Testament and the Redeemer of the New Testament. The heart of this was the theme of Christ as the “summary of all things” found in Hebrew prophecy ...

Google previewThe New Westminster Dictionary of Church History: The early, medieval, and Reformation eras (2008)

by Robert Benedetto, James O. Duke

haer Pseudo-Tertullian Adversus omnium haeresium Apol. Tertullian Apologeticus Apol. sec. Athanasius Apologia secunda B.J. Josephus Bellum judaicum Bab. John Chrysostom De sancto hieromartyre ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (1983)

by Gordon S. Wakefield

Tertullian vigorous, down-to-earth character whose long involvement in the active life was uniquely joined with the loftiest experiences of the contemplative. The Complete Works of Saint Teresa of Jesus tr E. Allison Peers, 1963; E. Allison ...

Google previewDictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation (2007)

by Stanley E. Porter

EVANS TERTULLIAN (c. 160–c. 220) Tertullian, Quintus Septimius Florens, is recognized as having founded theology and exegesis ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

Latest Edition. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

TERTULLIAN, whose full name was Qtmrrus Sjsptim- rus Floeehs Tee tulli anus, is the earliest and after Augustine the greatest of the ancient chuich writers of the West. Before him the whole Christian literature in the Latin language consisted ...

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Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy. (Tertullian)
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