Clement of Alexandria by Eric OsbornClement of Alexandria by Eric Osborn

Clement of Alexandria

byEric Osborn

Paperback | November 27, 2008

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Clement of Alexandria (150SH215) lived and taught in the most vibrant intellectual centre of his day. This book offers a comprehensive account of how he joined the ideas of the New Testament to those of the classical world, as represented by Plato. Clement taught that God was active from the beginning to the end of human history and that a Christian life should move on from simple faith to knowledge and love. Clement perceived a sequence of relationships flowing from the transcendent deity: first, God and his word, the Son, secondly, God and the world, and finally, human beings and their neighbors.
Title:Clement of AlexandriaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521090814

ISBN - 13:9780521090810


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Life and works; Part I. Economy and Mobility: 2. Divine plan/economy and mobility; 3. Scripture; 4. Philo and Clement: from divine oracle to true philosophy; Part II. Divine Reciprocity: 5. God beyond God and God within God: the known centre of the unknown God; 6. God beside God: the ellipse; Part III. Faith and Salvation: 7. The spark and ferment of faith (exc 1.1.3); 8. Arguments for faith; 9. Knowledge, sciences and philosophy; 10. Church and heresy; 11. Twofold hope; 12. Love and reciprocity; Conclusion; Appendix.

Editorial Reviews

"...for anyone who wants to see a prime example of how Greek philosophy was appropriated and transformed by early Christianity, the study of Clement of Alexandria will be rewarding."
Ancient Philosophy, Lynne Spellman, University of Arkansas