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Bibil Identifier bibil:213116
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Grace and Free Will According to Clement of Alexandria
Author Havrda, Matyáš
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 19, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 21-48 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Clement of Alexandria distinguishes two modes of divine activity in the history of salvation: God exhorts all human beings to reach perfection and to receive immortality, while strengthening those who, by their choice and effort, become worthy of divine help. By following the demands of divine education, humanity cooperates with God's will to create humankind "according to God's image and likeness." The project of human effort, however, may only be fulfilled by grace. This paper reconstructs Clement's model of cooperation between God and humanity towards salvation and the concept of grace and free will it implies.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2011.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Clement of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Grace
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Freedom
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