Clement o Alexandria

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Clement o Alexandria
Clement alexandrin.jpg
Clement frae Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres grecz, latins et payens (1584) bi André Thévet
Kirk Faither, Theologian
Bornc. 150
Athens
Dee'dc. 215
Jerusalem
Veneratit inOriental Orthodox Kirk
Eastren Catholic Kirks
Anglican Communion
CanonisedPre-congregation
Feast23 November (Oriental Orthodoxy)
4 December (Eastern Catholicism, Anglicanism)
5 December (Episcopal Kirk, Anglicanism)
ControversyRegairdit as a heretic bi Photius.
Catholic cult suppressed
1586 by Pape Sixtus V

Titus Flavius Clemens (Greek: Κλήμης ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς; c. 150 – c. 215), kent as Clement o Alexandria tae distinguish him frae the earlier Clement o Roum, wis a Christian theologian wha taucht at the Catechetical Schuil o Alexandria. A convert tae Christianity, he wis an eddicatit man wha wis familiar wi clessical Greek filosofie an leeteratur. As his three major wirks demonstrate, Clement wis influenced bi Hellenistic filosofie tae a greater extent nor ony ither Christian thinker o his time, an in pairteecular bi Plato an the Stoics.[1] His secret wirks, which exist anly in fragments, suggest that he wis an aa familiar wi pre-Christian Jewish esotericism an Gnosticism. In ane o his wirks he argued that Greek filosofie had its origin among non-Greeks, claimin that baith Plato an Pythagoras war taucht bi Egyptian scholars.[2] Amang his pupils war Origen an Alexander o Jerusalem.

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  1. Outler (1940), p. 217
  2. Gerald A. Press (2003). Development of the Idea of History in Antiquity. p. 83.