Tertullian, Quintus Septimus Florence( Early Christian theologian and writer, and critic of astrology)
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Biography Tertullian, Quintus Septimus Florence
He received a law degree, served in Rome as a judicial speaker; adopting Christianity in 194 city, returned to Carthage.
Thinking of Tertullian noted propensity for paradox, he overemphasized the gap between faith and reason. In a polemic against the abstract theoretical reason Tertullian stresses the rights of "natural" practical reason, speaking as a supporter Cynics, and especially the Roman Stoicism. This Tertullian was an active opponent of astrology, noted with satisfaction that in his time astrologers denied entry to Rome and in all of Italy. He wrote:
. "I will not say, . to put the names of false gods in the sky, . attribute to them as though omnipotence and deny the people of God pray, . suggesting to them the faith, . though their fate is always determined by the stars, . - That all this was tantamount to the worship of false gods,
. But I argue that astrologers in this case resemble the fallen angels, departed from God for seducing the human race ... However, stargazers first announced the birth of Jesus Christ and first brought him gifts ... But what of that? Is it because of this it is necessary to favor religion magicians and astrologers? No! Now, every theory comes from the one, Jesus Christ ... Magic was tolerated only until the gospel, so that over time the birth of Christ no one dared to calculate the days of human the current stars.