THE SECRETS, LIKE GOD HIMSELF, ARE ENTRUSTED TO THE WORD, NOT TO WRITING THE CANON OF NEW TESTAMENT AND APOCRYPHA ACCORDING TO THE TESTIMONY OF CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA
The article in its first part summarizes the up-to-date research about the topic of Clement of Alexandria and New Testament canon and points out the importance of the testimony of fragments of Clement's lost writing Hypotyposeis. In the second part, it investigates the concepts of canon and apocryphal in Clement's work and assures that none of these concepts is used in their current meanings. On the example of Clement's reception of the Gospel of the Egyptians, it shows the author's specific approach toward this writing as a writing of 'divergent gospel tradition' and indicates Clements's emphasis on the text interpretation. At the end, it brings a review of all apocryphal writings cited by Clement and points out that his approach is more tolerant than Origene's one.
Jana Platova, Studia theologica, redakce, Univerzitni 22, 771 11 Olomouc, Czech Republic, http://www.studiatheologica.eu/
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