Routledge – 2004 – 208 pages
Series: The Early Church Fathers
This book is the first accessible introduction in English to Tertullian's works, providing translations of Adversus Iudaeos (Against the Jews), Scorpiace (Antidote for the Scorpion's Sting) and De Verginibus Velandis (On the Veiling of Virgins).
Tertullian (c. AD 160 - 225) was one of the first theologians of the Western Church and ranks among the most prominent of the early Latin fathers. His literary output is wide-ranging, and provides an invaluable insight into the Christian Church in the crucial period when the Roman Empire was in decline.
These crucial works studied, together with Geoffrey D. Dunn's comprehensive commentary, illuminate the early church's reaction to paganism, Judaism, Scripture, and its development of a distinctive Christian ethic.
'Features modern translations of Tertullian's Adversus Iudaeos, Scorpiace and De uirginibus uelandis which are supported by individual introductions and copious notes.' - Reviews in Religion and Theology
'His sound, scholarly approah and wide acquaintance with modern as well as ancient authorities augurs well for the high standing of the remainder of this collection.' - Theology
1. Life and Works of Tertullian 2. North African Christianity 3. Scripture and Tertullian 4. Rhetoric and Tertullian 5. Philosophy and Tertullian 6. Theology and Tertullian 7. Tertullian and Pagans 8. Tertullian and Jews Tertullian and Christians
Rec. Dr. Geoffrey D. Dunn is an Australian Research Council Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University. He is also a presbyter (priest) of the Catholic Diocese of Cairns. In recent years has has published more than a dozen articles on North African Christianity.