Do we have anything that isn't Psuedo-Tertullian?

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Matthew1344

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Im on my logos software, and I am having a tough time finding anything that is verified from him. Thanks.
 

Alan D. Strange

Puritan Board Senior
Pseudo-Tertullian, by scholarly agreement, is quite limited. I just looked it up on Wikipedia to see what it said and I agree with it.

There are so many amazing things to read from Tertullian, who is never dull or dry. He is often acerbic and is quite the rigorist. His morality then, is severe, especially after 207, when, traditionally, he became a Montanist (this is now disputed by some, but I think that date is correct and that he did become one).

His work against Praxeas is a great refutation of modal Monarchianism; his work on the Flesh of Christ beautifully refutes docetism; and he also goes after Gnosticism and Marcionism more broadly, as Jacob intimates, etc. I am not sure what you're seeing that attributes most of his writing to pseudonymous authors (there is a small element of that, as noted), but most of what we've believed to be Tertullian historically, we still do.

Peace,
Alan
 

Phil D.

Puritan Board Junior
I'm not aware of any recent advances in scholarship that have placed doubt on the authorial attributions given in the ECF series (late 19th Century), which essentially corresponds with this list.
 

Matthew1344

Puritan Board Sophomore
QUOTE: A brother heretic emerged in Nicolaus. He was one of the seven deacons who were appointed in the Acts of the Apostles.1

1 Pseudo-Tertullian, “Against All Heresies,” in Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian, ed. Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe, trans. S. Thelwell, vol. 3, The Ante-Nicene Fathers (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Company, 1885), 650.

Do you think this is an really him that wrote against all heresies?
 

Phil D.

Puritan Board Junior
Do you think this is an really him that wrote against all heresies?

As I understand it, there is strong concensus that this work was not by Tertullian. (Note, there is a list of spurious works at the bottom of the list I linked to, which includes Against all Heresies)
 

Charles Johnson

Puritan Board Sophomore
One work I haven't seen mentioned yet that was historically attributed to Tertullian is de Trinitate, which is now commonly understood to have been written by Novatian. It's absolutely worth reading though.
 
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