Clement of Alexandria

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  • Can Education be Classical and Christian? Essay

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    whatever is useful from mathematics, the fine arts, literary studies, and, of course, philosophy, and protects the faith from all attacks” (171 ). For Clement, the study of the liberal arts prepared the individual to possess a solid faith and to share that hope with others. Origen (c. 185-250) became head of the catechetical school in Alexandria at the age of seventeen or eighteen. Educated in both the Scriptures and Greek literature himself, Origen urged others to continue this practice. He

  • The Four Senses Of Scripture In Origen Homily 1 Summary

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    he came into contact with Gnostics of the Valentinian school, Neoplatonist worshipers, and teachings from Philo of Alexandria. Overall Origen’s formative years and early life were a rough time period for him, and the time period in which he was raised was difficult for Christians everywhere. When Origen turned 18-years-old he became the principle of a catechetical school in Alexandria. This is when Origen started working on First Principles, his attempt to make a presentation of what Christians believe

  • Celibacy: Acts Of Peter And The Letter To Theodore By Clement Of Alexandria

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    Jesus’ Christ hostility and demise against Satan coincides with the Acts of Peter and the letter to Theodore by Clement of Alexandria; plainly, demonstrating an ongoing battle of evil within early Christian development and its teachings. Although, outwardly the church condemned Peter’s teaching of ‘celibacy for everyone;’ nevertheless, the sanctified reality of celibacy for a quantity of Jesus’ followers (also known as the elect), generates a solid state of dedication and loyalty regarding this believed

  • Paul Bestolarides Research Paper

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    were Christians, the Gnostics based their knowledge on the goodness of thought, as a primary source for the belief of God, [p. 167] Through the use of Hellenic thought, Gnostics used language as a forefront of knowledge to convey the truth. Clement of Alexandria noted” Jesus is the first efficient cause of motion - a power incapable of being apprehended by sensation," [p. 8] Jesus arrived to show man obedience to the commandments. This quote enabled Clement's initial belief for godliness of this obedience

  • Essay on Faith and Reason

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    Faith and reason were two modes of belief that dominated the history of Western Civilization. Both faith and reason were popularized as tools to understand the universe in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian eras. By conflicting with each other, these two modes of belief sparked a lot of controversy. Reason or rationality is belief based on concrete evidence and logic. The development of one’s reason relies heavily on observation and questioning. Greco-Roman philosophers believed in the power of the

  • Western Heritage Paper

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    This quote has become somewhat of a Christian idiom which comes from the book of Exodus, when the children of Israel left Egypt, took the gold relics of the Egyptians, and used them to build God’s temple. Augustine uses this to say that neither Clement nor Tertullian are completely correct. Christians should not completely accept the culture around us, nor should they completely ignore it. A Christian should have balance and nuance, taking ideas from the culture which are excellent and profitable

  • Early Church Fathers

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    the early church fathers during the Patristic Period made a significant impact on the actions, practices and beliefs of the Christian community during the past as well as today. The Apostolic Fathers such as Papias, Polycarp, Hermas, Ignatius and Clement of Rome focused on matters such as church organization, righteous living and faith (“Church Fathers” 2). With their writings, these fathers fought to keep the faith within the old church in the face of persecution. As the attention turned to defending

  • The View Of Private Property

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    The scholarly works of thinker Clement of Alexandria focus on the issue of private property through text analysis of the New Testament, claiming that a rich man is as likely to be corrupt as a poor man is. A section from the New Testament focuses on the conditions for man to enter heaven in which it is stated “A camel shall more easily enter through the eye of the needle than a rich man into the kingdom of God” (Mark 10.17-27). The text suggests that simply because a man has a large amount of money

  • Analysis Of The Book Of Hebrews Is More Of A Sermon Than An Epistle Essay

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    faith. Clement of Rome used Hebrews adapting its words like he did the other epistles of the New Testament. He did not use the term Scripture because he reserved it for the Old Testament. As early as Patristic period, Clement of Alexandria who approximately lived around 150-215 AD acknowledged that there was different opinions on the authorship of Hebrews. In the early days apostle Paul the candidate name most frequented but there was a suggestion also on Barnabas, Luke Apollo and even Clement of Rome

  • The Infancy Gospel Of James

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    manuscripts that seem to refer to the Protoevangelium of James. Origen and Clement of Alexandria both wrote in their personal commentaries on the synoptic gospels, of aspects and storylines found in the Infancy Gospel. From this, one can reason that the Gospel would have to be written some time before the two writers’ deaths. Origen died in 254 AD, while Clement of Alexandria died in 215 AD. So the death of Clement of Alexandria and his explicit references to the Infancy Gospel has helped scholars

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