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Ep. 14—Tertullian: Who Forged Words and Invented Freedoms

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 28, 2020 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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Thank Tertullian of Carthage for his role in forming a distinctively western Christianity. He gave us words in our own language to express the inexpressible: words like Trinity and Sacrament. He also introduced the world to the idea of freedom of conscience. Our civilization rests on his ideas.

Links

Tertullian, Apology
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1662

Tertullian, To Scapula
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1682


More works by the Fathers https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/

Mike Aquilina’s website https://fathersofthechurch.com

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of http://www.ccwatershed.org.

Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

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