Who is Tertullian?

Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus (Tertullian) is commonly believed to have been born around 155 AD and to have died around 240 AD. He is commonly believed to be the first Christian to write in Latin.

This article is not yet complete. This article currently contains a summary of the earliest dates of creation assigned to Tertullian’s manuscripts which are followed by the earliest dates which they seem to appear out of obscurity. Altogether, the surviving works begin to appear out of obscurity in the 15th century at the earliest.

“Against unbelievers”

Apologeticum (Apology) – allegedly written in the 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century.

Ad nationes (To the nations) – a.w. 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century.

Ad Scapulam (To Scapula) – 15th century.

De testimonio animae (On the testimony of the soul) – w. 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century.

“Against Heretics”

De praescriptione haereticorum (On the prescription of the heretics) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

Adversus Hermogenem (Against Hermogenes) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

Adversus Judaeos (Against the Jews) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

Adversus Marcionem (Against Marcion) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

Adversus Praxean (Against Praxeas) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

Adversus Valentinianos (Against the Valentinians) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

“Against heretical ideas”

De anima (On the soul) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century.

De baptismo (On baptism) – 12th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century.

De carne Christi (On the flesh of Christ) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

De resurrectione carnis (On the resurrection of the flesh) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

Scorpiace (Antidote to the Gnostics) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century (?).

“Christian Living and Contemporary Issues”

Ad martyras (To the martyrs) – 15th century.

Ad uxorem (To my wife) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

De corona (On the garland) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

De cultu feminarum (On female fashion) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

De exhortatione castitatis (On an exhortation to chastity) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

De fuga in persecutione (On running away from persecution) – 15th century.

De idololatia (On idolatry) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th/16th century (?).

De ieiunio adversus psychicos (On fasting, against the carnal believers) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th/16th century (?).

De monogamia (On monogamy) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th/16th century (?).

De oratione (On prayer) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century (?).

De paenitentia (On repentance) – 12th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century (?).

De pallio (On the philosopher’s cloak) – 15th century.

De patientia (On patience) – 11th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 15th century (?).

De puditicia (On modesty) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century (?).

De spectaculis (On the games) – 9th century. Appears out of obscurity in the 16th century (?).

De virginibus velandis (On head-coverings for unmarried girls) – 15th century.

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References:

[1] – http://www.tertullian.org/works.htm

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