Chapter

<b>Concluding Remarks</b>

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780199288083
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604164 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199288089.003.0009

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Concluding Remarks

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Clement’s solution to the problem of the relationship between the knowable and the unknowable aspects of God is seen in a wider perspective. How and why, for centuries, Clement was seen as doctrinally suspect is discussed. It is also claimed that his importance in the development of theology lies in his coupling of apophaticism with a distinction between essence and energies, anticipating the later dogma of the Orthodox Church.

Keywords: knowable; unknowable; essence; energies; Orthodox Church

Chapter.  4683 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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