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Tertullian

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A second century theologian from Carthage, Tertullian was an important early Christian writer, who produced an extensive corpus of literature. As the initiator of ecclesiastical Latin, he was instrumental in shaping the vocabulary and thought of Western Christianity. Tertullian has been described by some as the father of Latin Christianity and the founder of Western theology. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Tertullian’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Tertullian’s life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Tertullian, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Translations by Sydney Thelwall, Peter Holmes and Robert Ernest Wallis
* Concise introductions to his life and works by Peter Holmes
* Includes translations of rare spurious works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features two bonus biographies — discover Tertullian’s ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Translations
Introductory Note by Peter Holmes
De Paenitentia (On Repentance)
De Oratione (On Prayer)
De Baptismo (On Baptism)
Ad Uxorem (To His Wife)
Ad Martyras (To the Martyrs)
De Patientia (On Patience)
Adversus Judaeos (Against the Jews)
De Praescriptione Haereticorum (On the Prescription of Heretics)
Apologeticus pro Christianis (Apology for the Christians)
Ad Nationes (To the Nations)
De Testimonio animae (On the Witness of the Soul)
De Pallio (On the Ascetic Mantle)
Adversus Hermogenem (Against Hermogenes)
Adversus Valentinianus (Against the Valentinians)
Ad Scapulam (To Scapula, Proconsul of Africa)
De Spectaculis (On the Games)
De Idololatria (On Idolatry)
De cultu Feminarum (On Women’s Dress)
Adversus Marcionem (Against Marcion)
De Anima (On the Soul)
De Carne Christi (On the Flesh of Christ)
De Resurrectione Carnis (On the Resurrection of Flesh)
Adversus Praxean (Against Praxeas)
Scorpiace (Antidote to Scorpion’s Bite)
De Corona Militis (On the Soldier’s Garland)
De velandis Virginibus (On Veiling Virgins)
De Exhortatione Castitatis (On Exhortation to Chastity)
De Fuga in Persecutione (On Flight in Persecution)
De Monogamia (On Monogamy)
De Jejuniis, adversus psychicos (On Fasting, against the materialists)
De Puditicia (On Modesty)

Spurious Works
Against All Heresies
The Passion of the Holy Martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas
A Strain of Jonah the Prophet
A Strain of Sodom
Genesis
A Strain of the Judgment of the Lord
Five Books in Reply to Marcion

The Latin Texts
List of Latin Texts

The Biographies
Tertullian by Henry Palmer Chapman
Tertullian by Henry Wace

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