Originally Posted by Paulos
Tertullian "did not care for philosophy: the philosophers are the "patriarchs of the heretics". His notion that all things, pure spirits and even God, must be bodies, is accounted for by his ignorance of philosophical terminology" (source
He didn't express much love for it, yet the fact is that there is much pagan philosophy influencing his works. Partly because he studied earlier Church Fathers who were impressed by Greek Philosophy. In truth, none of the Church Fathers could completely avoid it even if they wanted to - it was too much a part of their society.
I'll pass on the Catholic articles. There's a reason I've given up trying to debate Cruciform. Namely, he does nothing but post tons of articles to make his arguments for him.