Charles Bigg (essay date 1886)
SOURCE: “Lecture III” in The Christian Platonists of Alexandria, Clarendon Press, 1886, pp. 76-114.
[In the following excerpt, Bigg provides an overview of many of Clement's beliefs, including those concerning evil, fear, knowledge, and faith.]
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.—I Cor. xiii. 13.
Clement did not admit the pre-existence of the soul or the eternity of Matter,1 but in other respects followed closely the Philonic view of Creation. God of His goodness and love created the world of Ideas, the invisible heaven and earth, and in...
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