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The Five Books of Quintus Sept. Flor. Tertullianus Against Marcion Volume 7 Tertullian

The Five Books of Quintus Sept. Flor. Tertullianus Against Marcion Volume 7

Tertullian

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230275253
Paperback
174 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... piled with a view toMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... piled with a view to such a severance of the law from the gospel as should divide the Deity into two, nay, diverse, gods--one for each instrument, or Testament, as it is more usual to call it- that by such means he might also patronizel belief in the Gospel according to the Antitheses. These, however, I would have attacked in special combat, hand to hand- that is to say, I would have encountered singly the several devices of the Pontic heretic, if it were not much more convenient to refute them in and with that very gospel to which they contribute their support. Although it is so easy to meet them at once with a peremptory demurrer,2 yet, in order that I may both make them admissible in argument. and account them valid expressions of opinion, and even contend that they make for our side, that so there may be all the redder shame for the blindness of their author, we have now drawn out some antitheses of our own in opposition to Marcion. And indeed3 I do allow that one order did run its course in the old dispensation under the Creator,4 and that another is on its way in the new under Christ. I do not deny that there is a difference in the language of their documents, in their precepts of virtue, and in their teachings of the law- but yet all this diversity is consistent with one and the same God, even Him by whom it was arranged and also foretold. Long ago5 did Isaiah declare that out of Sion should go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem0--some other law, that is, and another word. In short, says he, He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people- meaning not those of the Jewish people only, but of the nations which are judged by the new law of the gospel and the new word of the apostles, and...