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Pseudo-Clementines
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A series of noncanonical writings incorrectly attributed to the church father Clement of Rome. The term Pseudo-Clementines is usually applied to two sets of texts: Recognitions and Homilies (including two letters that act as a preface to Homilies). The Pseudo-Clementines were never widely authoritative during the early church period.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pseudo-Clementines
Pseudo-Clementines A series of noncanonical writings incorrectly attributed to the church father Clement of Rome. The term Pseudo-Clementines is usually applied to two sets of texts: Recognitions and Homilies (including two letters that act as a preface to Homilies). The Pseudo-Clementines were never
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Clementines, Pseudo-
CLEMENTINES, PSEUDO-. “Pseudo-Clementines” is not primarily a generic designation used in all inauthentic writings attached to the name of Clement of Rome. It refers rather to a specific group of pseudonymous compositions that relate a fictitious tale of Clement’s conversion to Christianity, of his travels
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Clementine Literature
Clementine Literature. The many apocryphal writings which circulated in the early Church under the name of St *Clement of Rome include, besides the so-called ‘Second Ep. of Clement’ (q.v.), (1) the ‘*Apostolic Constitutions’, (2) two ‘Epp. to Virgins’, (3) and (4) the ‘Clementine Homilies’ and ‘Recognitions’,
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Clementine Literature
CLEMENTINE LITERATURE. Among the spurious writings attributed to Clement of Rome, the chief is one which purported to contain a record made by Clement of discourses of the apostle Peter, together with an account of the circumstances under which Clement came to be Peter’s travelling companion, and of
The Clementine Writings
The Clementine Writings.—The arguments which have been adduced in support of the Eastern origin of the document to which the Clementine writings owe their existence entitle these works to a short notice in the present article. At the same time the uncertainty which exists as to their authorship, and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Clementine Literature
Clementine Literature. Also referred to as the Pseudo-Clementines. Although various documents in ancient times were falsely attributed to Clement of Rome (including 2 Clement; see Clement, Epistles of), the term Pseudo-Clementines refers primarily to three works. (1) The Homilies, consisting of twenty
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CLEMENTINES, PSEUDO
CLEMENTINES, PSEUDO. The Pseudo-Clementines are novelistic writings about Clement of Rome (an early church leader, to whom is attributed the First Epistle of Clement), his quest for truth, conversion to Christianity, journeys with Peter, encounters with Simon Magus, and the final recovery of Clement’s