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St. Clement of Alexandria

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Feastday: December 4
Birth: 150
Death: 215
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I am Titus Flavius Clemens. I lived from 150 A.D. to 215 A.D. In my episcopate (administration of the church), I used Platonian philosophy and Christian theology to exegetically show the meanings of Christ crucified.
From around 199 A.D. to about 202 A.D. I was headmaster of the famed Catechetical School of Alexandria.
I wrote of Protrepticus, Paedagogus, and Stromateis. The latter I did not complete. I taught that we Christians must find out, know, and then practice a moral Christian life, to reach perfection, and thus God.
I said that knowledge and faith were necessary to discover, learn, live, understand and thus follow God's will.

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