(Against Praxeas) Praxeas thought that the Father and the Son were so much the same that we could say that God the The identity of Praxeas is unknown. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Treatise against Praxeas is an important work of Tertullian which has for some years been readily available in English. : Against Praxeas (): Tertullian: Books.

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But because both substances acted distinctively each in its own quality, therefore to them accrued both their own activities and their own destinies. The Gods of the Different Nations.

To him we owe the first formulation of the doctrine of the Trinity againet to him we owe a great part of the Christian Latin vocabulary. For ” who knows what is in God save the Spirit that is in Him”? This fact condemns the Patripassians and even the Patricompassians. Possibly also to be considered are:.

With how much more completeness, 1 Reading oratio with Kroymann ; for the corruption, cf. 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.

For if He names His Son and there will be no Son other than Prqxeas who came forth from Himself, but the Word proceeded from 1 Note the reasonableness agaunst the view just expressed ; cf. See Elucidation III in the online translation for some more details. Not knowing that from the 13 beginning the whole course of the divine system XX vii. Yet here, also, we have our treasure in earthen vessels. The Absurdity of His Interpretation Exposed.

So do they hold to monarchy, who hold together at the same time neither Father nor Son. Let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made that same Jesus, whom you aginst crucified, both Lord and Christthat is, Anointed.

Thus, to be forsaken by the Father was to the Son death. Please login or register to save highlights and make annotations.

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John’s Gospel d’Ales, p. Write a customer review. Moreover, there comes to our aid, when we insist upon the Father and the Son as being Twothat regulating principle which has determined God to be invisible. Types of the Death of Christ.

It is of more moment that in the Gospel you will find the praxeax number: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Paul’s God Was the Creator. An Answer to the Jews. Here “the Spirit of God ” will be the same “Word.

In him, however, and with him she fashioned all things, seeing he was not ignorant what he was doing. If, again, the Father is Christ, He must be some other Being who strengthens the thunder, and creates the wind, and declares unto men His Christ.

In this principle also we must henceforth find a presumption of equal force against all heresies whatsoever — that whatever is first xgainst truewhereas that is spurious which is later in date.

If I fail in resolving this article of our faith by passages which may admit of dispute out of the Peaxeas TestamentI will take out of the New Testament a confirmation of our view, that you may not straightway attribute to the Father every possible relation and condition which I ascribe to the Son.

The Apostolic Churches the Voice of the Apostles. For, being unable to prove that the Father suffered, some try to make out that He was a fellow-sufferer.

Against Praxeas

Please try again later. He was refuted, evidently by Tertullian himself, and gave an explanation or recantation in writing, the “carnal” as he affects to call them, which, when Tertullian wrote several years afterwards, was still in the hands of the authorities of the Carthaginian Church. Irony on the Subject. Other Platonist Arguments Considered. Whatever, therefore, was the substance of the Word that I designate a Person, I claim for it the name of Son ; and while I recognize the SonI assert His distinction as aainst to the Father.

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He lived and taught at Rome early in the third century, sharing the views of a contemporary, Noetus of Smyrna. Now this, to be sure, is an astonishing thing, that the Father can be taken to be the face of the Sonwhen He is His head; for the head of Christ is God. He taught Monarchian doctrine there, or at least a doctrine which Tertullian regarded as Monarchian: For observe, both in the Gospels and in the Apostles l I find that God is visible and invisible, with a clear and personal difference between the two states.


But this very declaration of His they will hastily pervert into an argument of His singleness. Christ’s Reprehension of the Pharisees Seeking a Sign.

: Against Praxeas (): Tertullian: Books

Meet me on that ground. First, The Lord created me as the beginning of his ways for his works’ sake, before he made the earth, before the mountains were set in their places; yea, before all the hills he begat me 1 – establishing and begetting, of course, in his own consciousness.

Simile of Pugilists and Gladiators in Illustration. This is the only passage in Tertullian where it has been suggested to take quia in a final sense ut Hoppe, p. Just as I allege as spoken by God, My heart hath disgorged a good Word1 against this do you object that God somewhere said, My heart hath disgorged myself as a good word, so that he himself may be both he who disgorged and what he disgorged, himself both he who brought forth and he who was brought forth, if he himself is Word and God.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. For ” it was meet that there should be ” both kites 3 and “heretics,” it was also meet that the Father should be crucified! John, as it were, shouts aloud: