Clement of Alexandria: The Exhortation to the Greeks. The by Clement of Alexandria, G. W. Butterworth

By Clement of Alexandria, G. W. Butterworth

Clement of Alexandria, well-known Father of the Church, is understood mainly from his personal works. He used to be born, might be at Athens, approximately a hundred and fifty CE, son of non-Christian mom and dad; he switched over to Christianity most likely in early manhood. He turned a presbyter within the Church at Alexandria and there succeeded Pantaenus within the catechetical college; his scholars integrated Origen and Bishop Alexander. He can have left Alexandria in 202, used to be recognized at Antioch, was once alive in 211, and was once lifeless sooner than 220. This quantity comprises Clement's Exhortation to the Greeks to renounce gods for God and Christ; "Who Is the guy who's Saved?" (an exposition of Mark 10:17–31, in regards to the wealthy man's salvation); and an exhortation To the Newly Baptized. Clement was once an eclectic thinker of a neo-Platonic style who later came across a brand new philosophy in Christianity, and studied not just the Bible however the ideals of Christian heretics.

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