Tatian's Address to the Greeks
Tatian's Address to the Greeks
Tatian

Translated by J. E. Ryland
Table of Contents


Title Page

Introductory Note

Chapter I.--The Greeks Claim, Without Reason, the Invention of the Arts.

Chapter II.--The Vices and Errors of the Philosophers.

Chapter III.--Ridicule of the Philosophers.

Chapter IV.--The Christians Worship God Alone.

Chapter V.--The Doctrine of the Christians as to the Creation of the World.

Chapter VI.--Christians' Belief in the Resurrection.

Chapter VII.--Concerning the Fall of Man.

Chapter VIII.--The Demons Sin Among Mankind.

Chapter IX.--They Give Rise to Superstitions.

Chapter X.--Ridicule of the Heathen Divinities.

Chapter XI.--The Sin of Men Due Not to Fate, But to Free-Will.

Chapter XII.--The Two Kinds of Spirits.

Chapter XIII.--Theory of the Soul's Immortality.

Chapter XIV.--The Demons Shall Be Punished More Severely Than Men.

Chapter XV.--Necessity of a Union with the Holy Spirit.

Chapter XVI.--Vain Display of Power by the Demons.

Chapter XVII.--They Falsely Promise Health to Their Votaries.

Chapter XVIII.--They Deceive, Instead of Healing.

Chapter XIX.--Depravity Lies at the Bottom of Demon-Worship.

Chapter XX.--Thanks are Ever Due to God.

Chapter XXI.--Doctrines of the Christians and Greeks Respecting God Compared.

Chapter XXII.--Ridicule of the Solemnities of the Greeks.

Chapter XXIII.--Of the Pugilists and Gladiators.

Chapter XXIV.--Of the Other Public Amusements.

Chapter XXV.--Boastings and Quarrels of the Philosophers.

Chapter XXVI.--Ridicule of the Studies of the Greeks.

Chapter XXVII.--The Christians are Hated Unjustly.

Chapter XXVIII.--Condemnation of the Greek Legislation.

Chapter XXIX.--Account of Tatian's Conversion.

Chapter XXX.--How He Resolved to Resist the Devil.

Chapter XXXI.--The Philosophy of the Christians More Ancient Than that of the Greeks.

Chapter XXXII.--The Doctrine of the Christians, is Opposed to Dissensions, and Fitted for All.

Chapter XXXIII.--Vindication of Christian Women.

Chapter XXXIV.--Ridicule of the Statues Erected by the Greeks.

Chapter XXXV.--Tatian Speaks as an Eye-Witness.

Chapter XXXVI.--Testimony of the Chaldeans to the Antiquity of Moses.

Chapter XXXVII.--Testimony of the Phoenicians.

Chapter XXXVIII.--The Egyptians Place Moses in the Reign of Inachus.

Chapter XXXIX.--Catalogue of the Argive Kings.

Chapter XL.--Moses More Ancient and Credible Than the Heathen Heroes.

Chapter XLI. The matter of principal importance

Chapter XLII.--Concluding Statement as to the Author.

Fragments.




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