Sunday, November 6, 2011

Early Church Fathers, Sunday, November 6, 2011 -- Tertullian

TertullianImage via Wikipedia"Where was Marcion then, that shipmaster of Pontus, the zealous student of Stoicism? Where was Valentinus then, the disciple of Platonism? For it is evident that those men lived not so long ago – in the reign of Antoninus for the most part – and that they at first were believers in the doctrine of the Catholic Church, in the church of Rome under the episcopate of the blessed Eleutherus, until on account of their ever restless curiosity, with which they even infected the brethren, they were more than once expelled." (On the Prescription Against Heretics 22,30 [A.D.200])

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