– Tertullianus – Adversus Praxeam. Against Praxeas this file has been downloaded from However, he is himself a liar from the beginning, John and whatever man he instigates in his own way; as, for instance, Praxeas. For he was the first to. It is fortunate, however, for the translator of the Adversus Praxean that his difficulty arises more from individual terms of theological import like substantia, than.

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If the Father is Christ, the Father was anointed, and of course by some one else, or if by Himself, prove it. And if it is not possible that the Word should be changed in shape, it follows that cf. He that honours not the Sonhonours not the Fatherwho has sent the Son. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

The Spirit of God in this passage must be the same as the Word. Nonne, inquit, vidi Iesum? My book is not intended for the expert in Tertullian ; he may, however, find something in the notes to interest him.

Against Praxeas

For they deny the Fatherwhen they say that He is the same as the Son; and they deny the Sonwhen they suppose Him to be the same as the Fatherby assigning to Them things which are not Theirsand taking away from Them things which are Theirs.

He believed in the unity of the Godhead and vehemently disagreed with any attempt at division of the personalities or personages of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the Christian Church.

Ever since there has been silence.

Desiring them to hold this belief about Himself, 1 every hour He named the Father and set forth the Father and honoured the Father. When another god is introduced against the Creator, then is it evil, when it leads to the dethronement of the Creator ; when a praxaen are introduced, as by the Valentini and Prodici, 2 then it leads to the overturning of monarchy ; 4 but how can I who 1 For many such examples of time as diuisionem et dispersionein in Tertullian, see Hoppe, pp.

Translated by Peter Holmes. He regards the meaning here as doubtful ; pos- sibly accidit, prxean Fr.

Praxeas – Wikipedia

Learn, therefore, with John iii. But you wish 1 For plane in this sense often ironicalcf. For it x ‘ is not once only, but thrice that we are, at the utterance of each of the names, baptised into each of the Persons.

The Assumption of Moses By Rev. If as the result of some argument Adcersus were to be called also “clothed,” just as Christ gets his name from the mystery of anointing, would you call Jesus ” Son of God ” in the same way, but believe ” clothed ” to be the Father? Look to it then, that it be not you rather who are destroying the Monarchy, when you overthrow the arrangement and dispensation of it, which has been constituted ;raxean just as many names as it has pleased God to employ. I need to add some biblio, from l’Annee Phil.


But it is enough that the Spirit of God suffered nothing in its own name, because if it suffered anything in the Son, this 6 would really mean that the Father suffered with the Son in the flesh. The most decisive texts are those that mention the death of Christ, Son of God l i Cor. Now, even if invisible things, whatsoever they be, have both their substance and their form in Godwhereby they are visible to God alone, how much more shall that which has been sent forth from His substance not be without substance!

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But there was One in whose image God was making man, that is to say, Christ’s image, who, being one day about to become Man more surely and more truly sohad already caused the man to be called His image, who was then going to be formed of clay — the image and similitude of the true and perfect Man. He points out Praxeas’ contention that it was the Father Himself who was incarnated in the Virgin, that it was He who was born and suffered, that the Father is Jesus Christ.

The reader should consult Dr.

Tertullian: Adversus Praxean Liber

That this rule of faith has run its course from the beginning of the Gospel, even before the prasean of all the earlier heretics, and much more before the days of Praxeas, who is but of yesterday, will be proved as much by the very succession of all the heretics as it will be by the very modernity of the Praxeas of yesterday.

It was hungry under the devil’s praxeqnthirsty with the Samaritan womanwept over Lazarus, was troubled even unto death, and at last actually died. Yet here, also, we have our treasure in earthen vessels. For what is the meaning of fellow-suffering, but the endurance of suffering along with another?

He claims that there is but one God, the all-powerful Creator of the universe, in order to make a heresy even out of that one. But you insist upon it that the Father Himself is the Spiriton the ground that God is a Spirit, just as if we did not read also that there is the Spirit of God ; in the same manner as praxen find that as the Word was Godso also there is the Praexan of God.


Adversus Praxean liber = : Tertullian’s treatise against Praxeas

It is quite right both when it lays down that pfaxean is one God and when it shows that there are two, Father and Son, and it is self-sufficient”. So that, if He did all things by the SonHe must have stretched out the heavens by the Sonand so not have stretched them out alone, except in the sense in which He is alone and apart from all other gods.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. And pdaxean that sees me, sees Him that sent me. Besides, if, from that perfect knowledge which adbersus us that the title of God and Lord is suitable both to the Fatherand to the Sonand to the Holy Ghostwe were to invoke a plurality of gods and lords, we should quench our torches, and we should become less courageous to endure the martyr’s sufferings, from which an easy escape would everywhere lie open to us, as soon as we swore by a plurality of gods and lords, as sundry heretics do, who hold more gods than One.

John apostles “whether they also wish to depart,” what John vi. Let us, in short, examine who it is whom the apostles saw. That this rule of faith has come down to us from the beginning of the gospel, even before any of the older hereticsmuch more before Praxeas, a pretender of yesterday, will be apparent both from the lateness of date which marks all heresiesand also from the absolutely novel character of our new-fangled Praxeas.

The doctrine of Aeons was one of the most characteristic parts of the Gnostic system. Thus it was that even ” God ” was always learning the lesson ” to c f. Tell me now, did they believe Him to be the Fatheror the Christ of the Father? Now that all the restraint of His humiliation is taken away, He might, if possible, have shown Himself as the Father to so faithful a woman as Mary Magdalene when she approached to touch Him, out of lovenot from curiosity, praxxean with Thomas’ incredulity.

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