Tertullian (2nd and 3rd century Christian theologian)

“If the Tiber rises as high as the city walls, if the Nile does not rise to the fields, if the weather will not change, if there is an earthquake, a famine, a plague–straightway the cry is heard: ‘Toss the Christians to the lion!’ So many of them for just one beast?”

  • From Tertullian’s Apology, translated by Rudolph Arbesmann.


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