Bishop Kaye (Some Account of the Writings and Opinions of Clement of Alexandria, p. 48) translates, “receiving from man that which made man (that on account. Title: The Instructor (Paedagogus). Author: Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, approximately approximately Link: HTML with commentary at CCEL. Paedagogus by Clement of Alexandria. Also spelled “Pædagogus”, originally παιδαγωγός in Greek, commonly translated as “The Instructor” or.

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For what the chests of clothes? And other superfluous matters abound in their case too, and also perspiration, as the food is not assimilated by the body, but is flowing out to waste. And in this way those who frequent the market-place and the shop philosophize. Be not deceived; neither adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankindnor thieves, nor covetousnor drunkards, nor railers, and whatever else he adds to these, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

To those who do [not] wish to sin openly, a habit that will escape observation and is not conspicuous is most agreeable, which, when assumed, will allow them to transgress without detection; so that, being undistinguishable from others, they may fearlessly go their length in sinning. Besides these, there are even braziers aoexandria coals; for they have arrived at clemenf a pitch of self-indulgence, that they sup and get drunk while bathing.


Clementis Alexandrini Paedagogus

And none other, says the Lord, can make the hair white or black. For he who does not escape notice is wont to abstain from sinson account of the shame of reproof. Thrice, I say, not once, do they deserve to perish, who use crocodiles’ excrement, and anoint themselves with the froth of putrid humours, and stain their eyebrows with soot, and rub their cheeks with white lead.

It is therefore impious to desecrate the alexadnria of manhood, hairiness. Retrieved from ” https: Clsment Abrahamit is said, served up for three, dinner pardagogus a tree, and waited on them as they ate.

Judge for the orphan, and justify the widow. For it appertains to him to ask and to receive whatever he requires from the Father of all; and to enjoy what is his own, if he keep the Son. Nor is it a reproach to a wife — housekeeper and helpmeet — to allexandria herself in cooking, so that it may be palatable to her husband. Riches are then to be partaken of rationally, bestowed lovingly, not sordidly, or pompously; nor is the padagogus of the beautiful to be turned into self- love and ostentation; lest perchance some one say to us, His horse, or land, or domestic, or gold, is worth fifteen talents; but the man himself is dear at three coppers.


After having paid cleent to the discourse about Godthey leave within [the church] what they have heard. Let it, then, be granted that good things are the property only of good men; and Christians are good.

So that, accommodating ourselves not to variegated art, but to nature as it is produced, and pushing away whatever is deceptive and belies the truthwe may embrace the uniformity and simplicity of the truth. Alexanvria to us who obey Your precepts, that we may perfect the likeness of the image, and with all our power know Him who is the good God and not a harsh judge.

Her tracks are dangerous, and not easily known. But it is said we do not all philosophize.

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles ; that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by the good works which they behold, glorify God. But since they wish alexanndria wives to be unhappy in mindlet the latter, if they would be chaste, make it their aim to allay by degrees the irrational impulses and passions of their husbands. It is then very manifest to us, that a kiss is not love.

Hear, He says, O child, who art rightly instructed, the principal points of salvation. He truly is the ;aedagogus of all who himself perceives all things. What, then, is the fruit of such prayer?

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For he desires the repentance rather than the death of a sinner. Wherefore the tablets of those who had hearts of stone are broken, that the faith of the children may be impressed on softened hearts. A horse is guided by a bit, and a bull is guided by a yoke, and a wild beast is caught in a noose. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly lovein honour preferring one another. For honey drops from the lips of a woman who is an harlot; who, speaking to please, lubricates your throat.

For God is the same to free and bond, if you consider. But the nobility of truthdiscovered in the native beauty which has its seat in the souljudges the slave not by buying and selling, but by a servile disposition.

And chastityassuming to itself bonds, appears superior to dissolute licence. So that it is not he who has and keeps, but he who gives away, that is rich; and it is giving away, not possession, which renders a man happy ; and the fruit of the Spirit is generosity. Observing, accordingly, their unseemly behaviour, in order that they themselves might not fall into like censurable conduct, they trained themselves, turning the reproach of the drunkards to the advantage of keeping themselves free from fault.


For of the whole body, the eyes are first destroyed. To men of peace and of light, therefore, white is appropriate. For the feet of folly lead those who practice it to hell after death. What pertains to disciplane alone is reserved now for description, as we delineate the life of Christians. And if Plutus is blind, are not those women that are crazy about him, and have a fellow-feeling with him, blind too? For when the soul is adorned by the Holy Spiritand inspired with the radiant charms which proceed from Him — righteousness, wisdom, fortitudetemperancelove of the goodmodesty, than which no more blooming color was ever seen — then let coporeal beauty be cultivated too, symmetry of limbs and members, with a fair complexion.

As, then, the gold is polluted by the dirtiness of the sow, which stirs up the mire with her snout, so those women that are luxurious to excess in their wantonness, elated by wealthdishonour by the stains of amatory indulgences what is the true beauty. Then shall your light spring forth early, and your healing shall spring up quickly; and your righteousness shall go before you, and the glory of God shall encompass you.

And shops are erected and opened everywhere; and adepts at this meretricious fornication make a deal of money openly by those who plaster themselves, and give their hair to be pulled out in all ways by those who make it their trade, feeling no shame before the onlookers or those who approach, nor before themselves, being men.

And white colors well become gravity.

Clementis Alexandrini Paedagogus

And when faint with hunger, he asks alxandria horse for sustenance; and he offers his veins, and supplies his master with all he possesses — his blood. See also [ edit ] Ante-Nicene Fathers Protrepsis and paraenesis Paedagogi Links to Paedagogus texts [ edit ] Wikisource has original text related to this article: Although in later editionscorrections and additions were appended, the author was of the opinion that this predecessor was not attentive enough to the meaning of Clement’s text and to the textual problems involved.

For it is not possible otherwise to obtain enjoyment without injury; and each man’s preference of a mode of life is a counterpart of his disposition.

Let your speech be always with graceseasoned with saltthat you may know how you ought to answer every man.