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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1736 edition. Excerpt: ...extremely improbable. And therefore, we may much better rely upon Beatus Rhenanus, Pameliusy and Rigaltius, who reckon his Bounty to the joint Reign of Severus and Antoninus his eldest Son j which brings it within Mr. Du Pin's Computation (z): And thus two of our Author's Evidences shrink under the Test. But Mr. Tiilemont is positive, this Tratt was written in Schism (a). I grant this is Tiilemont-'a Opinion: He likewise observes Tertullian calls this Largesse, JJberalitas prgstantijjimorum Imperatorum (b) i which proves there were two Emperors when this Book was written. That this could not be in Sewrus's Reign, because then Tertullian was no Montanist: It must be then when the two Maximins fat at the Helm, which brings it to the Year 235 (c). These are the Grounds he goes upon, which must be consider'd. 1st, He lays it down for certain, xhzxTertullian was a Montanist, when he wrote his.Book de Corona Militis. That he might be upon the Verge of some Principles, which afterwards misled hirri, I don't deny. But that he was now a declar'd Jdontanist, does no way appear: 'Tis true, in this Book he drives at some unnecessary Abridgments of Liberty, and carries the Instances of Self-Denial too far, But as for any direct Proofs of Montanifm, I find nothing of that. He argues from Scripture and Tradition s but fays nothing of the Paraclet in Montanus, Priscilla, and Maximilla, He pleads for no supplemental Revelation, nor re proaches the Catholicks with the Name of PJychici, or Sensual: Whereas in his Books de Monogamia, de Jejuniis, de Pudicitia, &c. there are plain Marks of Heterodoxy, and Desertion from the Church. Farther, Tertullian, according to Tittetnont, was born about the Year A. D. 160 (d). By Consequence, if he wrote his Book de Corona...
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