Clement Of Alexandria Hardback

A Project of Christian Perfection

by Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski;

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Clement Of Alexandria

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This book provides an examination of the patristic idea of 'perfection' in relation to Clement's project on the ethical, intellectual and spiritual development of a Christian.The book examines Clement's project which brings together ethical, intellectual and spiritual development of a Christian while highlighting the need to search for integrity in the life of faith and reason. Achievement of maturity/perfection as one of the central themes of Clement's philosophy and theology, has two main approaches. Lilla's (1971) position pointed to a philosophical context which marked Clement's thought, while Osborn studied adaptation of the Greek legacy into new Christian context. This study challenges Osborn's view (1957), while modifying Lilla's position. In addition it deals with elements of Clement's theology not dealt with by Lilla i.e. the role of Christian community in progress towards Christian perfection. This patristic idea of 'perfection' still has much to offer to a modern reader or student of theology, as it promotes a positive, holistic and optimistic vision of human being and his/her relationship with God.

Clement Of Alexandria by Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski was published by Continuum in April 2008. The ISBN for Clement Of Alexandria is 9780567032874.

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Details for Clement Of Alexandria

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (April 2008)
Number of Pages272
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1122338
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