Tertullian and the Unborn Child: Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective

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Tertullian of Carthage was the earliest Christian writer to argue against abortion at length, and the first surviving Latin author to consider the unborn child in detail. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Tertullian's attitude towards the foetus and embryo. Examining Tertullian's works in light of Roman literary and social history, Julian Barr proposes that Tertullian's comments on the unborn should be read as rhetoric ancillary to his primary arguments. Tertullian's engagement in the art of rhetoric also ...

Tertullian and the Unborn Child: Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472467409

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