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Tertuliano

Data de nascimento: 155
Data de falecimento: 220
Outros nomes: Tertullianus

Tertuliano foi um prolífico autor das primeiras fases do Cristianismo, nascido em Cartago na província romana da África Proconsular. Ele foi o primeiro autor cristão a produzir uma obra literária em latim. Ele também foi um notável apologista cristão e um polemista contra a heresia.

Ele organizou e avançou a nova teologia da Igreja antiga. Ele é talvez mais famoso por ser o autor mais antigo cuja obra sobreviveu a utilizar o termo "Trindade" [a] e por nos dar a mais antiga exposição formal ainda existente sobre a teologia trinitária. É um dos Padres latinos.

Algumas das ideias de Tertuliano não eram aceitáveis para os ortodoxos e, no fim de sua vida, ele se tornou um montanista. Wikipedia

Photo: Unknown author / Public domain

Citações Tertuliano

„O sangue dos mártires é a semente da igreja.“

—  Tertuliano

Sanguis Martyrum est semen Ecclesia.
Tertuliano citado em Dictionarium sacrum seu religiosum, A dictionary of all religions, ancient and modern - página 60 http://books.google.com.br/books?id=wBMHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PT60, Dictionarium - 1704

„É certo porque é impossível.“

—  Tertuliano

Fonte: Revista Caras, Edição 664

„A verdade não enrubesce.“

—  Tertuliano

Fonte: Revista Caras, Edição 665.

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„Man is one name belonging to every nation upon earth. In them all is one soul though many tongues.“

—  Tertullian

De Testimonio Animae (The Testimony of the Soul), 6.3
Original: (la) Omnium gentium unus homo, uarium nomen est, una anima, uaria uox, unus spiritus, uarius sonus, propria cuique genti loquella, sed loquellae materia communis.
Contexto: Man is one name belonging to every nation upon earth. In them all is one soul though many tongues. Every country has its own language, yet the subjects of which the untutored soul speaks are the same everywhere.

„It is to be believed because it is absurd.“

—  Tertullian

Variant translations
It is by all means to be believed, because it is absurd.
It is is entirely credible, because it is inept.
It is certain because it is impossible.
De Carne Christi 5.4
Often paraphrased or misquoted as "Credo quia absurdum."
Also paraphrased as "It is so extraordinary that it must be true."
Two lines from De Carne Christi have often become conflated into the statement: "Credo quia impossibile" (I believe it because it is impossible), which can be perceived as a distortion of the actual arguments that Tertullian was making.
Original: (la) Prorsus credibile est, quia ineptum est.

„We worship unity in trinity, and trinity in unity; neither confounding the person nor dividing the substance.“

—  Tertullian

As quoted in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) edited by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 285
Contexto: We worship unity in trinity, and trinity in unity; neither confounding the person nor dividing the substance. There is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost; but the Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal.

„You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.“

—  Tertullian

The Prescriptions Against the Heretics as translated by Stanley Lawrence Greenslade, in Early Latin Theology: Selections from Tertullian, Cyprian, Ambrose, and Jerome (1956), p. 63
Contexto: Notorious, too, are the dealings of heretics with swarms of magicians and charlatans and astrologers and philosophers — all, of course, devotees of speculation. You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.

„O witness of the soul naturally Christian.“

—  Tertullian

Original: (la) O testimonium animae naturaliter Christianae
Fonte: Apologeticus pro Christianis, Chapter 17

„Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.“

—  Tertullian

Adversus Valentinianos (Against the Valentinians), 1.4
Original: (la) Veritas autem docendo persuadet non suadendo docet.

„Of little worth is the recommendation which has for its prop the defamation of another.“

—  Tertullian

Adversus Marcionem, IV.15.5
Original: (la) Infirma commendatio est quae de alterius destructione fulcitur.

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