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|Genre/Form:||Early works to 1800|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Tertullian, ca. 160-ca. 230.
Treatises on penance.
Westminster, Md., Newman Press, 1959
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Tertullian; William P Le Saint
|Description:||vi, 330 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||On penitence. Pagan penitence ; The Christian concept ; Sin and penitence ; Nature and divisions of sins ; God's pardon the fruit of penitence ; Conversion and relapse ; The penitence of catechumens ; Warnings against presumption ; Penitence of the baptized ; Scripture proofs of God's mercy ; Exomologesis ; Public penance difficult but salutary ; Value of bodily mortification ; Efficacy of exomologesis --
On purity. In praise of purity ; A shameful edict ; Enemies of chastity ; The appeal to Scripture ; Remissible and irremissible sins ; An objection answered ; A question of terminology ; Gravity of adultery proved by the old law ; Inconsistency of the sensualists ; The old law and the new ; Biblical examples ; The parables of the lost sheep and the drachma ; Correct interpretation of the parables ; The prodigal son ; Some principles of exegesis ; The prodigal a type of the pagan sinner ; Concluding comment on the parables ; Penance and pardon necessary for pagans ; The shepherd of adulterers ; The example of Christ ; The apostolic decree ; The incestuous Corinthian not pardoned by Paul ; Hymenaeus and Alexander ; Points of contrast between First and Second Corinthians ; Further proofs that Paul did not forgive incest ; Consistency of the apostle ; Paul's attitude to marriage ; Condemnation of impurity ; Scripture refuses pardon to adultery ; St. John's teaching in the Apocalypse ; The evidence of his first epistle ; The Epistle to the Hebrews ; Prescriptions of Leviticus ; Privileges peculiar to the apostles ; The power of the keys is personal to Peter ; Martyrs and the forgiveness of sins ; A final word.
|Series Title:||Ancient Christian writers, no. 28.|
|Other Titles:||De paenitentia.|
|Responsibility:||Translated and annotated by William P. Le Saint.|