Patristic / Tertullian Concerning the Soul

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Date: 198-200 C.E.

This treatise focuses on Tertullian's concept of the human soul and his notion of its corporeality. The philosophical context of this idea, borrowed from Stoicism, is that corporeality is a necessary prerequisite of everything that really is, including God and the soul. The ground of Stoic thought is that every being, every substance, must be corporeal in order to exist at all.