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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 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 exhortations Scriptural expositions and rhetorical devicesThe author whom tradition holds to be Clement the bishop of Rome controversial if he was or wasn t a bishop has an excellent grasp of the Old Testament of which there must be hundreds of references in this letter A similarly striking features of the letter is the very high view of Scripture contained in it See 452 3 for example where the author states You have searched the holy scriptures which are true which were given by the Holy Spirit 3 you know that nothing unrighteous or counterfeit is written in them A second important element of this letter is its various allusions and uotations to New Testament documents Regarding this even the impassioned critic of Christianity Bart Ehrman has stated we can see here the very beginnings of the process in which Christian authorities Jesus and his apostles are assigned authority comparable to that of the Jewish Scriptures the beginnings in other words of the formation of the Christian canon From p26 of his book The Apostolic Fathers Two final things that struck me were the huge emphases on i hospitality and ii humility With regard to the former Clement puts hospitality basically on a par with faith No wonder a brand new book has come out entitled Salvation by hospitality and faith by Joshua Jipp The second striking emphasis on humility which comes up almost endlessly This would have been in stark contrast to the Greco Roman view of character of the time and would have had particular relevance to the men in the church in Corinth who proudly snatched at power for themselves

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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 Interesting church history document Filled with Scripture so it s also an interesting example of how early Christian authors made a case from Scripture

Review The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians

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


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 circulated Are modern encyclicals based on this letter or are the similarities coincidental or is this just the natural way Popes write What exactly was the reason the church at Corinth rebelled against the

  2. says:

    Interesting church history document Filled with Scripture so it's also an interesting example of how early Christian authors made a case from Scripture

  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 priests have been deposed Two aspects of this letter shed light on the l

  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 heavily from OldTestament scriptures and gave a paraphrased retelling of most of the famous stories of the Bible The main message of the letter did not come till the lat

  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 s

  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 co

  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 come toge

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