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Tertullian (160 - 225 A.D.) grew up as a pagan in Carthage, North Africa until converting to Christianity. Little is known of his life, but many of his writings are known to us today and are rich in information into early Christian thought and history. He condemned the heretic Marcion and wrote an Apologetic trying to persuade secular authorities to be tolerant of Christianity. (I.E. -- Allow it to exist under the law)

He famously proclaimed that "Jerusalem" - i.e., Christianity and Judaism - should be separate from "Athens," or classical Greek philosophy.