Discover the history of Latin Christendom with two of the first Christian apologists in The Select Works of Tertullian and Minucius Felix. Examine original Latin text alongside its English translation as you study Latin Christendom, its core beliefs, ethics, and the cultural forces of the time. In both Apology and De Spectaculis, Tertullian discusses the life of the time and the influences on thinking and writing in the Latin world. Minucius Felix continues the exploration of Latin Christendom in his Octavius, with a discussion of the social and religious conditions in Rome at the end of the second century, including the interactions between Roman and African Christianity.
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Tertullian, (160–225) son of a Roman centurion from North Africa, pursued an education in literature and rhetoric. He practiced law for a while before becoming Christian around the year 197. Shortly after his conversion, Tertullian set himself to defending the Catholic faith against the pagans, as well as heretical Christians.
Minucius Felix was a Roman lawyer and one of the earliest Christian apologists to write in Latin.