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The Resource Apology : De Spectaculis, Tertullian ; with an English translation by T.R. Glover. Octavius / Minucius Felix ; with an English translation by Gerald H. Rendall, (electronic resource ;)

Apology : De Spectaculis, Tertullian ; with an English translation by T.R. Glover. Octavius / Minucius Felix ; with an English translation by Gerald H. Rendall, (electronic resource ;)

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Apology : De Spectaculis
Title
Apology
Title remainder
De Spectaculis
Statement of responsibility
Tertullian ; with an English translation by T.R. Glover. Octavius / Minucius Felix ; with an English translation by Gerald H. Rendall
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Tertullian (c. 150-222 CE) founded a Christian Latin language and literature, strove to unite the demands of the Bible with Church practice, defended Christianity, attacked heresy, and pondered morality. Octavius by Minucius, an early Christian writer of unknown date, is a debate between belief and unbelief that depicts Roman religion and society.
Member of
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approximately 160-approximately 230,
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Tertullian
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
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  • approximately 160-approximately 230,
  • 1869-1943,
  • 1851-1945,
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  • Tertullian
  • Minucius Felix, Marcus,
  • Glover, T. R.
  • Rendall, Gerald Henry
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
250
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  • Apologetics
  • Apologetics
Summary expansion
The African Q. Septimus Florens Tertullianus (ca. 150-222 CE), the great Christian writer, was born a soldier's son at Carthage, educated in Greek and Roman literature, philosophy, and medicine, studied law and became a pleader, remaining a clever and often tortuous arguer. At Rome he became a learned and militant Christian. After a visit to churches in Greece (and Asia Minor?) he returned to Carthage and in his writings there founded a Christian Latin language and literature, toiling to fuse enthusiasm with reason; to unite the demands of the Bible with the practice of the Church; and to continue to vindicate the Church's possession of the true doctrine in the face of unbelievers, Jews, Gnostics, and others. In some of his many works he defended Christianity, in others he attacked heretical people and beliefs; in others he dealt with morals. In this volume we present Apologeticus and De Spectaculis. Of Minucius, an early Christian writer of unknown date, we have only Octavius, a vigorous and readable debate between an unbeliever and a Christian friend of Minucius, Octavius Ianuarius, a lawyer sitting on the seashore at Ostia. Minucius himself acts as presiding judge. Octavius wins the argument. The whole work presents a picture of social and religious conditions in Rome, apparently about the end of the second century
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general
Label
Apology : De Spectaculis, Tertullian ; with an English translation by T.R. Glover. Octavius / Minucius Felix ; with an English translation by Gerald H. Rendall, (electronic resource ;)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Control code
hup0000350
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Apology : De Spectaculis, Tertullian ; with an English translation by T.R. Glover. Octavius / Minucius Felix ; with an English translation by Gerald H. Rendall, (electronic resource ;)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Control code
hup0000350
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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