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Bibil Identifier bibil:138029
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Revisiting Christian Oeyen: "The Other Clement" on Father, Son, and the Angelomorphic Spirit
Author Bucur, Bogdan G.
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 61, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 381-413 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article contributes to research on Clement of Alexandria's pneumatology by revisiting and expanding upon Christian Oeyen's oft-neglected study Eine frühchristliche Engelpneumatologie bei Klemens von Alexandrien, published in 1966. It argues, first, that a study of Clement's Pneumatology cannot ignore the surviving portions of Clement's Hypotyposes (especially the Excerpta ex Theodoro, Eclogae Propheticae, and Adumbrationes), because these appear to have included treatises "On Prophecy" and "On the Soul." Secondly, it reaffirms Oeyen's thesis that Clement of Alexandria's Pneumatology is best understood within the framework of early Jewish and Christian speculation on the "first created" angelic spirits (πρωτóκτiστoι). The article advances the discussion by providing a context for Clement's "angelomorphic Pneumatology": this phenomenon is part of a larger theological articulation, occurring in tandem with Spirit Christology and a marked binitarian orientation.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Clement of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Pneumatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Angel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Trinity
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