By Lecturer in New Testament and Early Christianity Andrew McGowan, Brian Daley, Timothy Gaden
Those essays use specific matters, thinkers and texts to interact the query of God in early Christianity. They comprise reviews of doctrine, and of understandings drawn from liturgy, paintings, and asceticism, and in regards to the social order and nature.
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3. παρ’ ο κμαν νειν στιν τ π κεινα α τιον, . . Cf. Plato, Rep. 509b. For further bibliography, see Alain Le Boulluec, Stromates VII, SC 428:43, n. 6. ”6 These passages not only show that Clement was indebted to Greek philosophy but also that he flourished in an environment in which philosophy must have been appreciated. Clement not only showed the ability to use the philosophical language of his time, but he also was able to link this philosophical vocabulary to the bible. 7 The ascent of Moses functions as a biblical parallel to the Platonic citations.
4 In a later passage, in Strom. 5 In a passage of the Paedagogue in which he broaches the subject of the transcendence and 2 Strom. 3. 4: να μ ν δυσμεταχειριστ τατος περ εο λ γος ο τ ς στιν. πε γ ρ ρχ παντ ς πρ γματος δυσε ρετος, π ντως που πρ τη κα πρεσβυτ τη ρχ δ σδεικτος, τις κα το ς λλοις πασιν α τ α το γεν σ αι κα γενομ νους ε ναι. 5. π ς γ ρ ν ε η ητ ν μ τε γ νος στ μ τε διαφορ μ τε ε δος μ τε τομον μ τε συμβ βηκ ν τι. ο κ ν δ λον ε ποι τις ρι μ ς, λλ μηδ συμβεβηκ ς τι μηδ α τ ν ρ ς π μεγ ει γ ρ τ ττεται τ λον κα στι τ ν λων πατ ρ.
No, the first cause is not in a place but beyond place, time, name, and understanding.