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The barbarian Sophist: Clement of Alexandria’s Stromateis and the Second Sophistic

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Clement of Alexandria, active in the second half of the second century AD, is one of the first Christian authors to explain and defend the nascent religion in the terms of Greek philosophy and in relation to Greek paideia. His major work, the Stromateis, is a lengthy commentary on the true gnosis of the Christian faith, with no apparent overarching structure or organisational principle, replete with quotations from biblical, Jewish, Greek 'gnostic' and Christian ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Languages and Literature
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Stuart Rowley Thomson
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:98aca742-1277-4635-9d33-73ca18cf9071
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ora:11859

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