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Ante-Nicene Quote

“For what is adultery

but unlawful marriage?”

– Tertullian, On Monogamy

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

What concord is there between the Academy & the Church?

What between heretics & Christians?”

– Tertullian

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“Among us nothing is ever said, or seen, or heard, which has anything in common with

1.] the madness of the circus 2.] the immodesty of the theatre 3.] the atrocities of the arena

4.] the useless exercises of the wrestling ground. Why do you take offence at us because we differ from you in regard to your pleasures?”

– Tertullian, APOLOGY [1-4 inserted by eab]

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“…We lift up our eyes, with hands outstretched, because free from sin, with head uncovered, for we have nothing whereof to be ashamed; finally, without a monitor, because it is from the heart we supplicate.”

– Tertullian, APOLOGY

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“The philosophers acknowledge there are demons; Socrates himself waited on a demon will.

Why not? since it is said an evil spirit attached itself to him even from his childhood…”

– Tertullian, APOLOGY  

>> And, to me, he seemed the most reasonable of the three. – eab <<

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“For from the first He sent messengers into the world, – men whose stainless righteousness made them worthy to know the Most High, and to reveal Him, – men abundantly endowed with the Holy Spirit…”

– Tertullian, APOLOGY

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“Your dramatic literature,

too depicts all the vileness of your gods…”

– Tertullian, APOLOGY

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