Quintus Septimus Florens Tertullian. Tertullians Apology, Or Defence Of The Christians, Against The Accusations Of The Gentiles. London: Thomas Harper, 1655. Krown & Spellman retail: $375. 4to. a-c4,A-2B4,2C2. [Lacks a1, licence leaf?]. [26],179, [1], [20]p. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, title-label, old library stamps on t.p., paper browned, edge chipping and tears (no text losses). First Edition Thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Tertullian (c160-c225) African Church Father. "Tertullian's style is brilliant, masterful, and difficult. In argument he employs every rhetorical and sophistical device...he devastates his opponents with ridicule and cleverly undermines their reasoning. Yet, though often unfair and superficial in controversy, he grapples thoughtfully with the moral and religious problems of his time. Legal knowledg helped him to formulate, but did little to determine, his theology...his influence upon language and though was sufficient to justify the title of Father of Latin theology.' [ODCC]    Wing T785. ESTC r18180.

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