Clement Of Alexandria On Trial
Author: Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski
Release Date: March 08, 2010
Clement of Alexandria (c.150 215 CE) is one of the most significant theologians of the second-century, and his work is still the subject of intense academic debate. This book provides a new perspective on Clement s thought, through a critical examination of the work of one of his critics, Photios (c.820 893 CE). Photios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, based his critique on Clement s (now lost) treatise Hypotyposeis, claiming the work contained eight heresies . The book examines each error listed in the 109th codex of Photios Bibliotheca in depth, using evidence from Clement s existing work to consider the likely accuracy of Photios critique. Focusing on these eight heresies offers a unique opportunity to illuminate what in terms of post-Nicene orthodoxy are Clement s most problematic opinions, setting them in the context of their original philosophical and theological frame."