Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Clement of Alexandria: Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? (Part 2 of 8)
I have added Part 2 of 8 (covering chapters 6-10) of Clement of Alexandria's "Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?" (Mark 10:17-31).
A few points to be clear:
I am not necessarily suggesting that everything Clement says about this text is accurate, nor am I commending all aspects of his interpretation. It should be taken with some caution (especially his views on soteriology).
I am more interested in how a second century Christian would approach interpretation of a Gospel text from a pre-critical perspective.
So, I am interested in things like:
How he harmonizes this account with the other Synoptic Gospels.
How he makes use of allegorical/spiritual interpretations alongside literal ones.
How his views may or may not be shaped by Socratic thought.