Ideał kapłaństwa w pismach Klemensa Aleksandryjskiego

Franciszek Drączkowski


In analyzing the writings of Clement of Alexandria, the author of the article states that the priestly ideal is in them in essence close to the ideal of holiness and perfection, typical of Christians called Gnostics. That is why in the formation and priestly work, Cłement treats with priority the perfect knowledge of Sacred Scripture and Apostolic and Church Tradition, life in accord with the Gospel and the teaching ministry in the Church of Christ - typical traits for the Christian-Gnostic. Taking into consideration the w hole ecclesiology of the Alexandrian, one can say that he distinguished two parallel hierarchies in the Church: the hierarchy of perfection and the hierarchy of office. The scope of both these hierarchies could, but did not have to link together. In the Church, Clement gave a greater place to the hierarchy of perfection (related with Gnosticism) because its scope was much broader thail the other. From the group of Gnostics, only some received offices for service in the Church.


Klemens Aleksandryjski, kapłaństwo, gnostycyzm, hierarchia


Drączkowski, F. (2007). Ideał kapłaństwa w pismach Klemensa Aleksandryjskiego. Verbum Vitae, 12, 141–146.

Franciszek Drączkowski


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