Clement of Alexandria
By (author) Eric Osborn
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Clement of Alexandria by Eric Osborn
Book DescriptionClement 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521090810
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The problems which Christians faced in the second-century world, with its variety of religious beliefs, have a close relation to those which confront them today.
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Clement of Alexandria, Hardback (December 2005)
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This book casts light on the growth of the European intellectual tradition.
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Author Biography - 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).
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