n Acta Patristica et Byzantina - Early orthodoxy : the Scripture in Clement of Alexandria : general article on early Christian, Jewish and Byzantine studies

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1022-6486


This article establishes the role and view of Scripture in Clement of Alexandria's literary legacy. It argues that his writings reflect a belief in the verbal divine inspiration of Holy Writ that extended to words and even syllables. In Clement's view the Scriptures served as an educational tool in the hand of God to teach people his ways. The Holy Spirit is considered the author of Scripture, who wrote the Bible for this purpose and continues to apply its truths to the hearts and minds of men and women. Clement refers to most of the books of the later canon of the Bible as authoritative or specifically as Scripture.

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