Friday, January 19, 2018
Tertullian, On Christ's Flesh
4.5 (tr. Ernest Evans):
If indeed it had
been his will to come forth of a she-wolf or a sow or a cow, and,
clothed with the body of a wild or a domestic animal, he were to
preach the kingdom of heaven, your censorship I suppose would
make for him a ruling that this is a disgrace to God, that this is
beneath the dignity of the Son of God, and consequently that any
man is a fool who so believes.
si revera de lupa aut sue aut vacca prodire voluisset, et
ferae aut pecoris corpore indutus regnum caelorum praedicaret,
tua opinor illi censura praescriberet turpe hoc deo et indignum hoc
dei filio, et stultum propterea qui ita credat.
Your = Marcion's.