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5 - The Order of Education and Knowledge in Clement of Alexandria

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 October 2023

Lewis Ayres
Affiliation:
University of Durham and Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
Michael W. Champion
Affiliation:
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
Matthew R. Crawford
Affiliation:
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
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The tripartite division of Mosaic philosophy into ethics, physics, and epoptics, mentioned in Stromateis 1.28.176, corresponds to Clement’s project of Christian philosophy, as outlined and partly pursued in that treatise. Clement integrates this division, obviously inspired by a Platonist model, into a larger programme of Christian education, adumbrated in the Paedagogus, whose first, pre-doctrinal part is practical. By doing so, he creates, within the context of the church and—arguably—its catechetic school in Alexandria, a coherent and powerful alternative to other similar programmes on the religio-intellectual market of his time.

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The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity
Reshaping Classical Traditions
, pp. 89 - 99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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