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Clement of Rome
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Clement of Rome
Clement of Rome (Κλήμης, Klēmēs). Early church father and second, third, or fourth bishop of Rome (Jerome, Lives of Illustrious Men, 15). The letter of 1 Clement is attributed to him. He could potentially be identified with Clement, a Philippian Christian and associate of Paul (e.g., Eusebius, Ecclesiastical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Clement of Rome
CLEMENT OF ROME* A presbyter and bishop in Rome who wrote a letter to the church at Corinth (ad 96), probably the earliest Christian writing outside the NT. Dionysius of Corinth (ad 170) was the first to name Clement as the author of that letter. Origen, an Alexandrian theologian, and Eusebius, the first
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Clement of Rome
Clement of RomeA late first-century Roman Christian leader, likely responsible for the document known as 1 Clement, to whom also are (wrongly) attributed several other documents. 1. Clement of Rome 2. 1 Clement 3. 2 Clement 4. Other Clementine Writings
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Clement of Rome, St
Clement of Rome, St (fl. c. 96), Bp. of *Rome. He appears in early succession lists as the second or third bishop after St *Peter; as, however, there is no evidence for monarchical episcopacy in Rome at so early a date, the meaning of this evidence is not clear. In primitive times he was often held
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Clement of Rome
Clement of Rome (?–101?). According to the episcopal lists of ⇒Eusebius of Caesarea and ⇒Irenaeus of Lyon, C. was the third bishop of Rome. Apparently this C. was very well known, but, as happens with most of the initial names on these lists, we know little about his life and deeds. ⇒Origen mistakenly
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Clement of Rome
Clement of RomeClement of Rome (fl. c. 96) was almost certainly the author of 1 Clement. Clement addressed his epistle on behalf of the church of Rome to the church in Corinth. Presbyters at Corinth had been duly appointed, but some younger members of the church sought to depose them. Clement’s aim
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Clement of Rome, St.
Clement of Rome, St. (late first cent.). Clement, one of the earliest of the *apostolic fathers, served as the second or third bishop of Rome and was almost certainly not the Clement mentioned in Philippians 4:3. Little is known about Clement, but there are two letters written to the church in Corinth
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Clemens Romanus
CLEMENS ROMANUS. According to common tradition, one of the first, if not the first, bishop of Rome after the apostles, and certainly a leading member of that church towards the end of the 1st century. So much that is legendary has been connected with the name of Clement that it is necessary carefully
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Clement of Rome
CLEMENT OF ROMEClement of Rome (c. 30–100) was a bishop in the church at Rome and was probably a disciple of both Peter and Paul. He may have been the person referred to in Philippians 4:3:I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Clement of Rome, Letters Of
CLEMENT of Rome, Letters of. Composed probably ca. AD 96–98, just after *Domitian’s persecution, the letter of the *Roman community to that of Corinth, unanimously ascribed to Clement of Rome, was well known in the ancient church. *Hegesippus (Eusebius, HE III,16; IV,22,1) and *Irenaeus (A.H. III,3,3)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CLEMENT OF ROME
CLEMENT OF ROME. A leader of the Roman church, probably during the 90s ce. Irenaeus’s claim (Haer. 3.3.3) that he was the third bishop of Rome after Peter may be correct regarding sequence (others place him first or second), but misleading regarding the office (the position of monarchical bishop did
Who’s Who in Christian History
Clement of Rome
Clement of Rome (died c. 100)Earliest of the apostolic fathersClement was a presbyter (priest) and bishop in Rome who wrote a letter to the church at Corinth (96), probably the earliest Christian writing outside the New Testament. Dionysius of Corinth (170) was the first to name Clement as the author