Tertullian (Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus), anglicised as Tertullian, (ca. 155–230)

Tertullian was the first great writer of Latin Christianity, thus sometimes known as the "Father of the Latin Church". He introduced the term Trinity as the Latin trinitas, to the Christian vocabulary and also probably the formula "three Persons, one Substance" as the Latin "tres Personae, una Substantia" (itself from the Koine Greek "treis Hypostases, Homoousios"), and also the terms vetus testamentum ("old testament") and novum testamentum ("new testament"). In his Apologeticus, he was the first Latin author who qualified Christianity as the 'vera religio' (true religion), and symmetrically relegated the classical Empire religion and other accepted cults to the position of mere 'superstitions'. (wikipedia Wikipedia 5/5/07)

Unlike many Church fathers, Tertullian was never recognized as a saint by the Eastern or Western catholic tradition churches. Several of his teachings on issues such as the clear subordination of the Son and Spirit to the Father, and his condemnation of remarriage for widows and of fleeing from persecution, contradicted the doctrines of these traditions. (wikipedia)

Tertullian left the Church of Rome late in his life and joined the Montanists. The Montanists were considered controversial at least and later heretical. They believed in new prophecy which the Church had not experienced for some time. Tertullian tells us (in the quote by 'Praedestinatus' and in De Ieiunio) that the Spirit proclaimed no innovation in doctrine, but only gave directions about matters of church discipline, which were coming to be the prerogative of the bishop. It would seem that the Montanists were orthodox in all matters of doctrine.

Some modern Pentecostals see the Montanists as the last flicker of the apostolic gifts of the spirit, although it seems that the apostolic age was already over before the Montanists began. Whether they were or not, thereafter no-one claiming to have the gift of prophecy was likely to be well-received in the church, and any genuine move of the spirit was certainly quenched. 

http://www.Tertullian.org  5/5/07