“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What concord is there between the Academy and the Church?” He argued that science and philosophy (represented by Athens) cannot lead one to religious faith (represented by Jerusalem). He believed Christian belief to be a matter of the heart rather than the mind.
What has Athens got to do with Jerusalem?
Athens represents Greek philosophy, and by extension, all pagan philosophy and literature; Jerusalem represents Christian believers, and by extension, the Scriptures. His question has been asked – and answered – down through the centuries, and continues today, particularly with the resurgence of classical education.
What does Jerusalem have to do with Athens meaning?
He’s referencing the divide that exists between man’s thoughts (philosophy) and God’s Words (theology) because Athens was the ancient hub for philosophy, and Jerusalem, for religion.
Was Athens ruled by a king?
Athens did not have a king, it was ruled by the people as a democracy. The people of Athens believed that no one group of people should make the laws and so citizens could choose the government officials, and vote for or against new laws.
What does Rome have to do with Jerusalem?
The Romans encircled the city with a wall to cut off supplies to the city completely and thereby drive the Jews to starvation. … By August 70 ce the Romans had breached the final defenses and massacred much of the remaining population. They also destroyed the Second Temple.
What is Tertullian’s question?
Nonetheless, says Tertullian, “who can know truth without the help of God? Who can know God without Christ? Who has ever discovered Christ without the Holy Spirit? And who has ever received the Holy Spirit without the gift of faith?
What is the famous quote about martyrdom credited to Tertullian?
Often quoted as ‘The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. ‘ Variant translation: As often as we are mown down by you, the more we grow in numbers; the blood of the Christians is the seed. Another common translation is “The blood of the Martyrs is the seed of Christians.”
What does Tertullian identify as the cause of heresy?
He was an early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy, including contemporary Christian Gnosticism. Tertullian has been called “the father of Latin Christianity” and “the founder of Western theology.”
|Tradition or movement||Trinitarianism|
|Main interests||Soteriology, traducianism|
What did Tertullian do?
Tertullian emerged as a leading member of the African church, using his talents as a teacher in instructing the unbaptized seekers and the faithful and as a literary defender (apologist) of Christian beliefs and practices. According to Jerome, a 4th-century biblical scholar, Tertullian was ordained a priest.