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The Exhortation to the Greeks. The Rich Man’s Salvation. To the Newly Baptized

The Exhortation to the Greeks. The Rich Man’s Salvation. To the Newly Baptized

Clement of Alexandria

Translated by G. W. Butterworth

ISBN 9780674991033

Publication date: 01/01/1919

A scholarly evangelist.

Clement of Alexandria, famous Father of the Church, is known chiefly from his own works. He was born, perhaps at Athens, about AD 150, son of non-Christian parents; he converted to Christianity probably in early manhood. He became a presbyter in the Church at Alexandria and there succeeded Pantaenus in the catechetical school; his students included Origen and Bishop Alexander. He may have left Alexandria in 202, was known at Antioch, was alive in 211, and was dead before 220.

We have Clement’s Exhortation to the Greeks to give up gods for God and Christ; Tutor (3 books), wherein Clement instructs Christians on how to act in keeping with Christ’s teachings; Stromateis (Patchwork, 8 books), intending to stress the true nature of the Christian Gnostic; and Who Is the Man Who Is Saved? (an exposition of Mark 10:17–31). This volume contains the Exhortation to the Greeks, the treatise on the rich man, and an exhortation To the Newly Baptized. Clement was an eclectic philosopher of a neo-Platonic kind who later found a new philosophy in Christianity, and studied not only the Bible but the beliefs of Christian heretics.


  • George William Butterworth (1879–1963) was Bodington Memorial Fellow at the University of Leeds.

Book Details

  • 432 pages
  • 4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches
  • Harvard University Press