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Clement, Letters of
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I. First Letter of Clement – II. Second Letter of Clement

I. First Letter of Clement

Counted among the Apostolic Fathers, 1 Clement is an elaborate, Greek written letter from the Roman to the Corinthian church. Despite the constant use of “we,” it seems to have been authored by a single person; the attribution to Clement I (Romanus) is first attested in Dionysius of Corinth (c. 170, cited in Eus. Hist. eccl. IV 23.11). The earliest textual witness (with a few lacunae) is the b…

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Lindemann, Andreas, “Clement, Letters of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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