Onward To Completion: History And The Future In Tertullian Of Carthage (eBook)
de Gordon W. Martin
Sobre o livro
Quintus Septimus Florens Tertullianus, better known as Tertullian, is the first theologian of the Latin West. Son of a pagan home, he became a Christian leader and thinker in a context of persecution by the Roman state and widespread distortion of the Christian message by 'fifth-columnists' in the churches. His various works defended the Faith to the civic authorities and addressed the argumentation that undermined it from within.Gordon W. Martin, former Principal of the Scottish Baptist College, provides an authoritative overview of Tertullian's thinking on Eschatology, the doctrine of the Last Things. Working from his doctoral thesis, Rev. Dr. Martin clarifies Tertullian's ideas about the Soul, the course of history prior to Christ's glorious Return, the end of evil and many other themes. Tertullian sees history as the hope-filled journey to the ultimate end: the joyful completion of God's intentions for humanity and the entire cosmos.