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Stromateis, Books 1–3 (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 85)

Clement of Alexandria

Publication Year: 2010

Books One to Three of the Stromateis establish Clement's fundamental theology--a harmony of faith and knowledge that places Greek philosophy at the service of faith, which is, to Clement, more important than knowledge.

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Series: The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. v

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pp. vii

I am grateful for the opportunity of returning to Clement, a richly human and attractive writer, and making one of his outstanding works more accessible to English readers....


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pp. ix-x


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pp. xi-xiv

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pp. 3-19

We know little of Clement's youth. His name, Titus Flavius Clemens, is Latin not Greek, and suggests that an ancestor was a freedman of T. Flavius Clemens, a relative of emperors and himself perhaps a Christian convert. Clement must have been...

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Book One

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pp. 23-156

1(1) ... 2 "for you to read them readily and to be able to keep them."3 Ought the writings not to be generally available, or only to some people? If the former, what is the point of the writings? If the latter, are they for the worthy or the unworthy?...

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Book Two

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pp. 157-255

1 (1) The next point would be, since Scripture affirms the Greeks to be "thieves" of foreign1 philosophy, to grasp how this is to be briefly demonstrated. We shall begin by establishing that in their writings they have copied the miracle stories of...

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Book Three

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pp. 256-326

1(1) The sect of Valentinus justify physical union from heaven from divine emanations, and approve of marriage. The followers of Basilides say that when the apostles enquired whether it was not better to refrain from marriage, the Lord...


General Index

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pp. 329-346

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 347-354

E-ISBN-13: 9780813211855
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813214337

Page Count: 368
Publication Year: 2010

Series Title: The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation

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