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Marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important we have made it available as part of our commitment fo. A splendid way to start my seven year journey through the early church fathers

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The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians

This scarce antiuarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations. This letter is an amazing church document It is dated anywhere from about 70 AD to 96 AD Even though there is no author mentioned it is fairly certain among scholars Clement of Rome 4th Bishop of Rome penned the letter It is structured very much like any Church document todayThe background is sedition at the church in Corinth presbyters priests have been deposed Two aspects of this letter shed light on the life in the early Church which I consider remarkable 1 The Bishop of Rome felt it necessary to intervene so the primacy of Rome is already established The assertive tone in which the letter is written leaves no doubt that Clement saw it as his responsibility to act 2 By uoting Scripture and the precedence of Christ and his Apostles he states without going into detail that there are clear instructions pertaining to the appointing of ministers not just for the present but also

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R protecting preserving and promoting the world's literature in affordable high uality modern editions that are true to the original wo. Clement s letter is perhaps the earliest piece of Christian literature outside of the New Testament It s flow of thought is easy to follow and Clement is clear in what he is seeking to say There was sedition in Corinth stirred up by some ambitious members of the congregation against the elders and Clement calls the troublemakers to repentance The entire letter is an exhortation to humility peace and unity Many examples from the Old Testament are pointed to by Clement to encourage the Christians to repentanceAs I analyse this letter my opinion is that the soteriology of the letter is confusing Any person reading the letter would not arrive at a clear understanding of the work of Christ and the way of eternal salvation There is one passage in the letter that seems to agree very well with the New Testament teaching of justification through faith It is thisAnd we too being called by


10 thoughts on “The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians

  1. says:

    Fascinating It reads like a modern day Papal encyclical and yet it was written in 96 AD I probably have uestions than answers Was this epistle meant only for the Corinthian church or was it intended to be circulate

  2. says:

    Interesting church history document Filled with Scripture so it's also an interesting example of how early Chris

  3. says:

    This letter is an amazing church document It is dated anywhere from about 70 AD to 96 AD Even though there is no author mentioned it is fairly certain among scholars Clement of Rome 4th Bishop of Rome penned the letter It is structured very much like any Church document todayThe background is sedition at the church in Corinth presbyters prie

  4. says:

    A splendid way to start my seven year journey through the early church fathers

  5. says:

    Read this for literature It was interesting It reads a lot like the Bible but at the same time there were things that I was not so sure about I appreciated the many mentions of necessity of humility; the highlights of love and God's glory

  6. says:

    This letter had very little that was original or gave much insight into the early church I found it tedious and repetitive The author borrowed

  7. says:

    Clement's letter is perhaps the earliest piece of Christian literature outside of the New Testament It's flow of thought is easy to follow and Clement is clear in what he is seeking to say There was sedition in Corinth stirred up by some ambitious members of the congregation against the elders and Clement calls the troublemakers to repentance The entire letter is an exhortation to humility peace and unity Many examples

  8. says:

    Very good This is the earliest piece of Christian writing we have outside the New Testament and it would have been written at a similar time to 2 John and Revelation It is a letter from the church in Rome to the church in Corinth with the occasion being the usurpation of the church leadership there by a group of young men The purpose of this letter then is to encourage order in the church through a variety of strategies moral ex

  9. says:

    Clement’s epistle to the church at Corinth will be fascinating reading to anyone interested in Christian history It dates from before the closing of the biblical canon probably about the time Revelation was composed tho

  10. says:

    After the rightful persons who were in charge of the church in Corinth were disposed for ungodly reasons Clement wrote this epistle to correct the wrongI like how he begins the epistle speaking of envy Envy was at the base of every evil act in the OT Then he proceeds to repentance then humility All the while showing them examples from the OTWhen he speaks of us as members of the army of Christ things start to