Christ is Among Us!
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I have read a lot of the early Christian writings and have always wondered about Origen and Tertullian. I know one had some prettyÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š unorthodox doctrines while the other ended up as a Montanist outside of the Church- yet they have the greatest body of preserved writings among the pre-Nicene writers. Any ideas as to why that might be? They must have continued to be admired in spite of their errors if their works were copied and preserved through the centuries but, given the later judgement of the Church concerning these men it still seems disproportionate.....
Sure, they were read a lot. Even though they did fall into heresy, they nonetheless provided a lot of Orthodox material. Just as Orthodox saints don't always get it right, so the non-Orthodox don't always get it wrong