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 (tər-tŭl′yən, -tŭl′ē-ən) Originally Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus. ad 160?-230?
Carthaginian theologian who converted to Christianity (c. 193), broke with the Catholic Church (c. 207), and formed his own schismatic sect. His writings greatly influenced Western theology.


(Biography) Latin name Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus. ?160–?220 ad, Carthaginian Christian theologian, who wrote in Latin rather than Greek and originated much of Christian terminology


(tərˈtʌl i ən, -ˈtʌl yən)

(Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus) A.D. c160–c230, Carthaginian theologian.
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Noun1.Tertullian - Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)


[tɜːˈtʌlɪən] NTertuliano
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Tiene escritos muchos libros, como son las Lecciones solemnes a don Luis de Gongora, primera y segunda parte, que sacara presto; las Enodaciones legales a Nicolas Oresmio, sobre el tratado de Mutatione Monetae; Quince libros de Tertuliano traducidos y notas latinas al libro de Pallio. Ha hecho version latina de griego a Constantino Porfirogenneto Emperador liber Tacticus y le ha ilustrado con notas latinas.
At the turn of the third century Tertullian claimed that the pallium traditionally worn at Carthage was altogether being replaced by the Roman toga, a change of taste the theologian found irritating enough to provoke in the De pallio an acerbic assault on what he perceived as an all-pervasive Romanitas around him.
The conflict in the family history of Apuleius and Pudentilla, therefore, was due not solely to a struggle for money, or to demographic accident, or to the exercise of patriarchal authority, but above all to a clash of cultures of the sort Tertullian was later to memorialize in the De pallio. The history of Apuleius and Pudentilla and their relatives cannot be separated from its local setting, and in this instance the history is inarguably Romano-African.