Tertullian and Heresy

Tertullian
Tertullian the North African of Berber origin continued on with the tradition. In fact, he taught Cyprian who then gave rise to the great St Augustine another North African theologian.
Taken from;
“Tertullian (/tərˈtʌliən/; Latin: Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus; c. 155 – c. 240? AD)[1] was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa.[2] Of Berber origin,[3][4][5][6][7] he was the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. He was an early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy, including contemporary Christian Gnosticism.[8] Tertullian has been called “the father of Latin Christianity”[9][10] and “the founder of Western theology.”[11]
Though conservative in his worldview, Tertullian originated new theological concepts and advanced the development of early Church doctrine. He is perhaps most famous for being the first writer in Latin known to use the term trinity (Latin: trinitas).
Unlike many Church fathers, Tertullian was never recognized as a saint by the Eastern or Western catholic tradition churches. Several of his teachings on issues such as the clear subordination of the Son and Spirit to the Father,[12][13] as well as his condemnation of remarriage for widows and of fleeing from persecution, contradicted the doctrines of these traditions.”
For how can the intellect be superior to the senses, when it is these which educate it for the discovery of various truths? It is a fact, that these truths are learned by means of palpable forms; in other words, invisible things are discovered by the help of visible ones, even as the apostle tells us in his epistle: “For the invisible things of Him are clearly seen from the creation of the world, being understood by the things that are made; “[144]
is guilty both of impudence and malignity: of impudence, in aspiring after a belief which is not due to him, and for which he has provided no foundation;[152]
); and He had offenders in those wise and prudent ones who would not seek after God, although He was to be discovered in His so many and mighty works,[993]
and indications (of His divinity),[752]
Rom. 1:20 – NIV, NAB – in Tertullian Against Hermogenes
They are, however, His “invisible things,” which, according to the apostle, “are from the creation of the world clearly seen by the things that are made;[476]
As can be seen Tertullian wrote a lot in context of fighting heresies.  A lot of these verses main function was to show that the heretics turned their backs on the knowledge of God and in this context the vestiges of God’s knowledge in creation.  This is where I think Karl Barth was wrong but then again then needed to be in theology a balancing act from this liberal theology from below that went too low  dislodging God from his primary place as God.

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