Tertullian Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Ayers. Robert H. "Language, Logic, and Reason in Tertullian." In Language, Logic, and Reason in the Church Fathers: A Study of Tertullian, Augustine, and Aquinas. Hildesheim and New York: Georg Olms Verlag, 1979, pp. 7-60.

Analyzes Tertullian's attitude toward reason and philosophy, arguing that his thought exhibits a basic consistency and appeal to rationality.

Barnes, Timothy David. Tertullian: A Historical and Literary Study. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971, 320 p.

Attempts to reconstruct Tertullian's life from extant biographical material and his own writings.

Bray, Gerald. "The Legal Concept of Ratio in Tertullian." Vigiliae Christianae 31, No. 2 (June 1977): 94-116.

Explores Tertullian's use of the word ratio in a philosophic sense, arguing against the contention that "Tertullian assimilated ratio to God in imitation of the Stoics."

Daly, Cahal B. Tertullian the Puritan and His Influence: An Essay in Historical Theology. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1993, 221 p.

Studies Tertullian's theology of the Church in the context of the history of Christian penance.

de Labriolle, Pierre. "The First Christian Fathers in the Latin Tongue: Tertullian." In History and Literature of Christianity from Tertullian to Boethius. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd., 1924, pp. 50-105.

Examines Tertullian's life ans style, offering an indepth study of his extant works.

Mason, A. J. "Tertullian and Purgatory." The Journal of Theological Studies III (1902): 598-601.

Considers Tertullian's view of purgatory as described briefly in his De anima.

Moffatt, James. "Aristotle and Tertullian." The Journal of Theological Studies XVII, No. 66 (January 1916): 170-71.

Observes "a curious affinity between Tertullian's famous paradox and a passage in Aristotle's Rhetoric."

O'Malley, T. P. Tertullian and the Bible: LanguageImagery—Exegesis. Utrecht: Dekker & Van de Vegt, 1967, 186 p.

In-depth analysis of Tertullian's writings on and knowledge of the Latin Bible.

Power, Victor. "Tertullian: Father of Clerical Animosity toward the Theatre." Educational Theatre Journal XXIII, No. 1 (March 1971): 36-50.

Discussess the influence of Tertullian's treatise De spectaculis on later Christian attitudes toward the morality of theater-going.

Sider, Robert Dick. Ancient Rhetoric and the Art of Tertullian. London: Oxford University Press, 1971, 139 p.

Probes the rhetorical style and method of Tertullian's treatises.

Souter, Alex. "A Tenth-Century Fragment of Tertullian's Apology." The Journal of Theological Studies VIII (1907): 297-300.

Notes variations in two texts (one fragmentary) of Tertullian's Apologeticum.

Waszink, J. H. "Observations on Tertullian's Treatise Against Hermogenes." Vigiliae Christianae IX (1955): 129-47.

Examines the sources of the doctrine of Hermogenes and of Tertullian's refutation of that doctrine in his