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By Henry Chadwick, J. E. L. Oulton

This quantity within the Library of Christian Classics sequence bargains clean translations of chosen works of Clement and Origen of Alexandria.

Long well-known for the standard of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics offers students and scholars with sleek English translations of a few of the main major Christian theological texts in historical past. via those works--each written sooner than the top of the 16th century--contemporary readers may be able to have interaction the tips that experience formed Christian theology and the church in the course of the centuries.

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He establishes his righteousness to both good and bad by seeing that none is able to get more than his share and to deprive his neighbour, so that he has twice the light his neighbour has. The sun causes food to grow for all living beings alike; the universal righteousness is given to all equally. In this respect there is no difference between the entire species of oxen and any individual oxen, between the species of pigs and particular pigs, between the species of sheep and particular sheep, and so on with all the rest.

7 Mai. 3:15. 5 Deut. 6:5. 8 Jer. 12:1. ^ Deut. 27:15. 9 Rom. 3:8. 58 CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA the sense to their own desires by their tone of voice, and by changing certain accents and marks of punctuation 10 twist words that are wise and useful to conform to their own lusts. "You who provoke God with your words," says Malachi, "have even said Wherein have we provoked him? "11 CHAPTER V 40. It is not our aim to pursue this subject in further detail and to mention further senseless heresies. To put them to shame we should be forced td deal with each one, and to state our objections to each point, which would extend these notes to an unconscionable length.

Similarly again, you who oppose the command "Thou shalt love the Lord" 5 ought not to love the God of the universe at all. And if he says, "Thou shalt not make any graven or molten image," 6 it follows that you ought to bow down to graven images. Are you not blasphemous, therefore, when you oppose, as you say, the Creator, and endeavour to do the same as fornicators and adulterers? Do you not perceive that you make him all the greater whom you regard as weak if what is taking place is what he wishes and not what the good God wills?

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