Flashcards in St. Clement of Rome Deck (10):
Pope, Martyr, Apostolic Father
restore unity in the Church and mend divisions in Corinth
Letter to the Corinthians
Which Pope? How long after Peter?
Which other saints influenced him?
St. Peter, St. Paul
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
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
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)
Additional Letter information after it was written
-it was read in liturgies in Corinth for a while
-it nearly became part of the canon