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Author Barr, Julian (Research Fellow at the University of Queensland), author. Author.

Title Tertullian and the unborn child : Christian and pagan attitudes in historical perspective / Julian Barr
Edition First [edition]
Published New York : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 194 pages)
Series Medicine and the body in antiquity
Medicine and the body in antiquity.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Terminology: the ̀unborn child' -- Who was Tertullian? -- 1. Rhetoric and the unborn -- Tertullian and the intellectual world of Roman Carthage -- The technique of rhetoric -- Tertullian's rhetoric concerning the unborn -- Ad Nationes -- Apologeticum -- Ad Uxorem -- De Exhortatione Castitatis -- De Virginibus Velandis -- De Carne Christi -- De Anima -- De Resurrectione Mortuorum -- Adversus Marcionem -- Conclusions -- 2. The Christian context -- Jewish literature on abortion -- The Didache and the Epistula Barnabae -- The Apocalypsis Petri -- Athenagoras -- Clement of Alexandria -- Minucius Felix -- Tertullian's use of scriptural exempla -- Conclusions -- 3. Tertullian's understanding of prenatal biology -- Tertullian's main sources on biology -- Soranus -- Aristotle -- Conclusions -- 4. The pagan context -- Ambiguous terminology -- What's in a name? Burial and the dies lustricus -- Roman law -- Paternal interests
Note continued: The unborn child and the Roman family -- The Stoics -- Gods of the unborn -- Conclusions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Electronic record
Subject Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230.
Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230
Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230.
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens 150-230
Abortion, Induced -- ethics.
Abortion, Induced -- history.
Christianity -- history.
History, Ancient.
Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315612151
1317045874
1317045882
9781315612157
9781317045878
9781317045885