The Treatise Against Hermogenes

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Paulist Press, 1956 - Biography & Autobiography - 178 pages
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Hermogenes was still living when Carthage's native son took up his pen to oppose him, but that did not make Tertullian's polemic more considerate, or his satire less passionate and biting. Hermogenes taught a form of materialism. Tertullian brilliantly convicts him of contradiction. +
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
2 ANALYSIS
13
3 MANUSCRIPTS EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS
17
FOREWORD WHO IS HERMOGENES?
26
THE BASIC ARGUMENTS OF HERMOGENES
27
REFUTATION OF HERMOGENES CONCEPTION OF MATTER
31
b Matter and Evil
39
POSITIVE PROOF FROM SCRIPTURE FOR A CREATION OUT OF NOTHING
48
c Genesis 12b
66
FURTHER POSITIVE PROOF FOR A CREATION OUT OF NOTHING
71
HERMOGENES NOTION OF THE CONDITION OF MATTER IS CONTRADICTORY AND ABSURD
73
HERMOGENES FURTHER CONTRADICTS HIMSELF REGARDING MOTION IN MATTER
79
HERMOGENES THEORY ON THE ACT OF CREATION REFUTED
82
EPILOGUE
85
INTRODUCTION
89
TEXT
101

HERMOGENES MISINTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE IN SUPPORT OF HIS NOTION OF MATTER
51
THE ASSUMPTION THAT SCRIPTURE SHOULD HAVE MADE EXPLICIT MENTION OF A CREATION OUT OF NOTHING IS GRATUITOUS
55
b Genesis 12a
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