Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition: Studies in Justin, Clement, and Origen


This enlightening study examines the relationship of the early Christians to the classical tradition. Based on the work of the Christian thinkers, Justine, Clement of Alexandria, and Origen, and existing pagan criticism of the Church, the book illustrates how rejection of the classical tradition combined with profound acceptance of its humanism were synthesized by the early Church.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1984