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Flashcards in St. Clement of Rome Deck (10):
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Titles

Pope, Martyr, Apostolic Father

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Work

restore unity in the Church and mend divisions in Corinth

3

Writings

Letter to the Corinthians

4

Which Pope? How long after Peter?

4th Pope

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Which other saints influenced him?

St. Peter, St. Paul

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What things can be deduced from the style of writing in St. Clement's Letter to the Corinthians?

-knew a bit about Roman military life
-accustomed to the entire Old Testament
-very learned man

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What did the tone reveal in St. Clement's Letter to the Corinthians about his character?

-he was aware of and took full advantage of his "paternal authority" over Corinth
-he expected the Corinthians to submit to his orders

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What were some of the key points that St. Clement made in his letter?

-the Church's design was "sacramental, not political"
-praises order of creation b/c he saw it as a model for unity in the Church
-first use of the term "laity" (common ppl of the Church)
-encouraged prayer for civil leaders (pray for enemies)

9

Additional Letter information after it was written

-it was read in liturgies in Corinth for a while
-it nearly became part of the canon

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Geography

-Born in Rome
-Pope of Rome