Friday, August 13, 2010

Christianity vs. Idolatry, 2nd-3rd Century Style

If you have never read anything written by Tertullian, the early church theologian from North Africa, you need to do so. Put aside your Max Lucado or Beth Moore - Tertullian is far more entertaining, not to mention provoking. His works are full of wit, irony, logic, and sometimes wind and errors. You may disagree with him, but you won't be able to ignore him. He will press you relentlessly to think about how you live as a Christian.

If you have the opportunity, read over his work "The Shows" (De Spectaculis) before our seminar on Sunday. We will have loads of fun or anguish (depending on your perspective) responding to what he wrote.

(You can find a different translation, along with the Latin, here.)

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