The Philosophy of Clement of Alexandria

The Philosophy of Clement of Alexandria

The Philosophy of Clement of Alexandria

The Philosophy of Clement of Alexandria

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Clement came to Alexandria in his quest for knowledge. After his conversion he had studied under various Christian teachers.

The Sicilian bee was Pantaenus. Clement quotes words of Pantaenus in the Prophetic Eclogues, and Eusebius says that Clement refers to Pantaenus as his teacher in the lost 'Hypotyposeis'.

His journeys ended when he found Pantaenus. He stayed in Alexandria for more than twenty years, probably from A.D. 175 to 202. During this time he taught in the catechetical school, first under Pantaenus and later as master himself. This is the period of his life in which he wrote most of his works. Alexandria was the environment in which he lived . . .

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