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Shorter Works of Tertullian Volume 1

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Shorter Works of Tertullian Volume 1 is a comprehensive collection of writings by the early Christian author Tertullian. This volume includes a variety of shorter works that provide valuable insights into the theology and beliefs of the early Church.

Tertullian's writing style is clear and concise, making his ideas accessible to readers of all backgrounds. His arguments are well-reasoned and supported by references to Scripture, making them persuasive and compelling.

One of the highlights of this volume is Tertullian's defense of Christian doctrine against the charges of heresy and immorality. He addresses these accusations head-on, providing a strong and logical defense of the Christian faith.

Overall, Shorter Works of Tertullian Volume 1 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in early Christian theology and the development of Christian doctrine. Tertullian's insights are still relevant today and provide a fascinating glimpse into the intellectual debates of the early Church. Highly recommended for scholars, students, and anyone interested in exploring the rich history of Christian thought.

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"In the latter part of the second and in the former part of the third century there flourished at Carthage the famous Tertullian, the first Latin writer of the church whose works are come down to us. All his writings betray a sour, monastic, harsh, and severe turn of mind. "Touch not, taste not, handle not," might seem to have been the maxims of his religious conduct. The abilities of Tertullian, as an orator and a scholar, are far from being contemptible, and have doubtless given him a reputation to which his theological knowledge by no means entitles him. Yet the man seems always in good earnest, and therefore much more estimable than thousands who would take a pleasure in despising him, while they themselves are covered with profaneness. It is not for us to condemn, after all, a man who certainly honoured Christ, defended several fundamental Christian doctrines, took large pains in supporting what he took to be true religion, and ever meant to serve God. The Montanists, whose austerities were extreme, and whose enthusiasm was real, seduced at length our severe African, and he not only joined them, but wrote in their defence, and treated the body of christians from whom he separated with much contempt. He, in a great measure, left the Montanists afterwards, and formed a sect of his own, called Tertullianists, who continued in Africa till Augustine's time, by whose labours their existence, as a sect, was brought to a close."

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