"The Father of Latin Theology" was born in Carthage around A.D. 150. After his conversion to Christianity, he began writing books to promote the Christian faith. The large number he wrote in Greek are now lost, but 31 surviving in Latin are highly significant. His Apology underlined the legal and moral absurdity of the persecution directed against Christians. He was the first person to use the Latin word "trinitas". His intellectual brilliance and literary versatility made him one of the most powerful writers of the time.
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