– 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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He points out how a passage like John x.

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. A possible confusion prxean Valentinus the Gnostic’s doctrine is here eluci- dated, by showing clearly the difference between his position and that of the true thinker, in particular the real union between the Father and Son, which is copiously illustrated, especially from St. He regards the meaning here as doubtful ; pos- sibly accidit, which Fr. Then indeed did He answer and say unto them, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for adveersus things He does these also does the Son likewise.

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Now, from this one passage of the epistle of the inspired apostle, we have been already able to show that the Father and the Son are two separate Personsnot only by the mention of their separate names as Father and the Sonbut also by the fact that He who delivered up the kingdom, and He to whom it is delivered up — and in like manner, He who subjected all thingsand He to whom they were subjected — must necessarily be two different Beings.

For the Sontherefore, to die, amounted to His being forsaken by the Father. I will therefore not speak of gods at all, nor of lords, but I shall follow the apostle; so that if the Father and the Sonare alike to be invoked, I shall call the Father Godand invoke Jesus Christ as Lord.


Aberdeen, February praxwan, John commanded by the Father, these He also speaks ” ; cf”john a d it was “not His own will, but “the Father’s xii. If you had known me, you would have known the Father also: Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

R 9 quidam edd. Nay, rather, either ” the Word ” would cf John i h ave died adversud ” the flesh ” would not have died, if 14 “the Word” had been turned into “flesh”; for either ” the flesh ” would have been immortal or ” the Word ” mortal.

But as matters are, when He says that two of the mas- culine gender are one in the neuter, 1 which is not connected with individuality but with unity, likeness, connexion, love of adversks Father who loves the Son, and the obedience of the Son who obeys the Father’s will, in saying: Everything that proceeds from something, must be second to that from which it proceeds, but it is not therefore separated.

Even as adverssus Father has said to me, so do I speak. In doctrine and in language alike he is a pioneer of Western Christianity.

Ne dereliqueris 35 me, donec annuntiem brachium tuum nativitati universae venturae. All things, says He, which the Father has are mine.

Against Praxeas

The English Historical Review says: This is the only passage in Tertullian where it has been suggested to take quia in a final sense ut Hoppe, p. God,” not He whose “Beloved” 1 He is, who is John i. It ;raxean the Sontherefore, who has been from the beginning administering judgment, throwing down the haughty tower, and dividing the tongues, punishing the whole world by the violence of waters, raining upon Sodom and Gomorrha fire and brimstone, as the Lord from the Lord.

Adveesus as no evil-speaking is employed in speaking of one of whom something can be truly said, so prsxean is evil speaking, if what is said cannot be said with truth.


The other two Persons in the Trinity were reduced to mere modality.

John’s Gospel d’Ales, p. The Pilgrimage of Etheria. High, “walked in the garden till the evening” xviii. Then, again, observe the distinction between them implied in the companionship of Wisdom with the Lord. Lu H e xviii. Then take knowledge of her standing by at the time when He Himself worked 3: But this very declaration of His they will hastily pervert into an argument of His singleness.

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But by reason of not having a son, since I am my own son, how can I be a father? The undoing of monarchy you must under- stand to take place when another sovranty is superimposed on its circumstances and its own special condition, and lraxean becomes hostile. For as the Father raises up the dead and quickens them, even so the Son also quickens whom He will. Again, if the Father cannot suffer, assuredly He cannot be a fellow-sufferer ; or if He can be a fellow-sufferer, He can, of course, suffer.

When they were equally in doubt among themselves as to cf. Since You are the Son of God. But this conception of theirs has been, in fact, already confuted in what we have previously advanced, because the Word of God or the Spirit of God is also called the power of the Highest, whom they make the Father; whereas these relations are not themselves the same as He whose relations they are said to be, but they proceed from Him and appertain to Him.

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