Clement of Alexandria
and Origen (both ca 200) also hold James in high regard.
Its distinct strength is that it combines a thorough survey of Plato and the Platonic tradition on text and image with surveys of Old and New Testaments and various Christian authors (Gnostics, Justin Martyr, Tatian, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria
, Origen, Augustine, Dionysius the Areopagite).
Ancient saints such as Justin Martyr and Clement of Alexandria
, and the historian Eusebius of Caesarea, established broad horizons for the Church's symbols, believing that "Since their God is the Lord of all history .
Among his topics are Pythagorean and Platonist number systems in the first century, the apogee of Valentinian number symbolism with Marcus "Magnus," the orthodox possibilities of the theology of arithmetic with Clement of Alexandria
, and how the early Christian theology of arithmetic shaped neo-Platonism and late antique Christianity.
One of the best examples is the view of private property endorsed not only by popes and bishops but also by scholars without episcopal office, such as Clement of Alexandria
and Thomas Aquinas.
Other "gnosticizing" thinkers like Valentinus on the one hand and Clement of Alexandria
on the other emerge as importantly different--the difference residing chiefly in their commenting on Jewish and Christian scriptures rather than inventing scriptures of their own, and in working to a degree within existing social groups identified by an open celebration of the Eucharist and respect for the pedigree and status of bishops and priests.
St Clement of Alexandria
Church, in Castle Bromwich, had the pounds 13,000 repairs done just in time to beat the worsening weather.
The book also offers a concise exposition of the notion of deification in the early church fathers, Irenaeus of Lyon, Clement of Alexandria
, Hippolyms of Rome (2nd-3rd cc.
Clement of Alexandria
in Egypt was clean of the world's foremost Christian educational institution from AD 192 to 202.
For Clement of Alexandria
, "philosophy was given to the Greeks directly and primarily till the Lord should call the Greeks, for this was a schoolmaster to bring the Hellenic mind, as the Law the Hebrews, to Christ.
After a chapter on the references to music in the New Testament and an overview chapter of the fate of the church in the pagan milieu of the Late Roman Empire, chapters 4-8 open with an exposition of the sociopolitical and religious climate of the times of Clement of Alexandria
, Tertullian, St.
Buell examines the writings of Clement of Alexandria
, Origen, Justin Martyr, and more, uncovering how they identified Christianity as in continuity with the past.