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Treatises on penance : On penitence and On purity

Author: Tertullian; William P Le Saint
Publisher: Westminster, Md., Newman Press, 1959.
Series: Ancient Christian writers, no. 28.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
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Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230.
Treatises on penance.
Westminster, Md., Newman Press, 1959
(OCoLC)614710727
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tertullian; William P Le Saint
ISBN: 0809101505 9780809101504
OCLC Number: 5530162
Description: vi, 330 pages ; 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.
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Responsibility: translated and annotated by William P. Le Saint.

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