Bulletin de Théologie ancienne et médiévale 6 (1950), p.19
46. Q. S. F.
TERTULLIANI Aduersus Praxeam Liber. Tertullian's Treatise
Against Praxeas. The Text edited, with an Introduction, Translation
and Commentary by E. EVANS. - London, S. P. C. K., 1948 ; in 8,
VIII-342 p. Sh. 21.
Après une substantielle introduction sur Tertullien et la crise
After a substantial introduction to Tertullian and the Monarchian crisis, Mr. E gives us the text (p. 89-129), the translation (p. 130-179) and a commentary (p. 185-331). This commentary includes a summary of each chapter, followed by a series of critical, historical or theological notes. The text is kept as close as possible to the manuscripts, especially of M and P, to which it is necessary to join the edition of Beatus Rhenanus, which represents the now disappeared manuscript of Hirschau. Of the conjectures of E Kroymann, Mr. E retains only what appears essential to him. The notes are substantial. I allow myself to raise a doubt about the quotation of Prov. 8, 22 in 6 (p. 94, 17): Dominus creavit me, quoted further (7, p. 95, 1): Dominus condidit me. Mr. E speaks about the substitution of condidit for creavit (p. 225). I have the impression that condidit is the true reading of the first quotation: all the context indicates it and it is the form that Tertullian employs in Adv. Herm. Moreover condere is a normal African translation of κτίζειν. In spite of the unanimous testimony of the manuscripts, I am led to believe that creavit is only a conformation with the Vulgate. All the manuscript tradition rests in last analysis on the ancestor of MP, which fact is no surprise. B. Botte.
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