Clement of Alexandria on money

In Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church and there are some absolute gems which you’d do well to read for your reflection, edification and application. Clement of Alexandria wrote a ‘special discourse on to help Christians puzzled about the right use of their money and troubled by the absolute command of the Lord to the rich young ruler, ‘if you would be perfect, sell all you have…’. Here’s what Chadwick says about this, On a rapid reading it might seem as if Clement were merely a compromiser trying to wriggle out of…

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