Publisher description for Clement of Alexandria / Eric Osborn.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Clement, -- of Alexandria, Saint, -- ca. 150-ca. 215.
Philosophy and religion -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Alexandrian school, Christian.