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Tertullian’s Treatises: Concerning Prayer, Concerning Baptism
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Tertullian’s Treatises: Concerning Prayer, Concerning Baptism

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SPCK, Macmillan Co. 1919

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This volume contains Alexander Souter’s English translations of De Oratione and De Baptismo. The De Oratione is of interest not only as the earliest surviving exposition of the Lord’s Prayer in any language, but also for its intrinsic qualities, and the text of the prayer which it furnishes. The De Baptismo is not merely the earliest treatise on its subject, but it is the only Ante-Nicene treatise on any of the Sacraments. It is at the same time a treatise on confirmation, because in those days baptism and confirmation “were regarded as two moments in a single action.”

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Key Features

  • Provides a thorough translation of the earliest treatise on Baptism
  • Includes the first exposition on Lord’s Prayer translated so students and laymen alike can further their understanding
  • References literature for further study

Product Details

  • Title: Tertullian’s Treatises: Concerning Prayer, Concerning Baptism
  • Author: Alexander Souter
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 75

About Alexander Souter

Alexander Souter (1873–1949) was born in Perth, Scotland. He was educated at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Cambridge. From 1903 to 1910, he served as Yates Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford. From 1911 to 1937 he served as Regius Professor of Humanities at the University of Aberdeen.