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Clement of Alexandra

Eric Osborn

Clement of Alexandra

Eric Osborn

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Clement of Alexandria (150-215) lived and taught in the most lively intellectual centre of his day. This book offers a comprehensive account of how he joined the ideas of the New Testament to those of Plato and other classical thinkers. 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. He argued that a sequence of three elliptical relations governed the universe: Father and Son, God and humanity, humans and their neighbours. Faith as a fixed conviction which is also a growing mustard seed was joined to Plato's unwavering search for the best reason. The open heaven of prophecy became intelligible through Plato's ascending dialectic. This book will be invaluable in making this outstanding thinker of the early Church accessible to the students of today.

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About "Clement of Alexandra"

Clement of Alexandria (150-215) lived and taught in the most lively intellectual centre of his day. This book offers a comprehensive account of how he joined the ideas of the New Testament to those of Plato and other classical thinkers. 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. He argued that a sequence of three elliptical relations governed the universe: Father and Son, God and humanity, humans and their neighbours. Faith as a fixed conviction which is also a growing mustard seed was joined to Plato's unwavering search for the best reason. The open heaven of prophecy became intelligible through Plato's ascending dialectic. This book will be invaluable in making this outstanding thinker of the early Church accessible to the students of today.
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Meet the Author

Eric Osborn

Eric Osborn is honorary Professor in History, La Trobe University and Professor Fellow in Classics, University of Melbourne. His most recent publications include Irenaeus of Lyons (2001).

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.

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  • Catalogue Code 250334
  • Product Code 0521837537
  • EAN 9780521837538
  • Pages 344
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Dec 2005
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.680kg

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