Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Historical Apologist: Tertullian

Tertullian (c. 160-230) was one of the most important of the early church fathers. Tertullian wrote in Latin and thus had a particularly strong influence on the Western church. Tertullian is perhaps best known for his polemical attitude toward Greek philosophy, expressed in the memorable question “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” He wrote many important apologetic and theological works, though he drifted into the heresy of Montanism at the end of his life.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 113.