clement of Alexandria remarks that 'not only the Platonists, but the Stoics, say that assent is in our power.' 1 In the opening chapters of Clement's Miscellanies, the voluntariness of faith is of crucial importance, for he maintains that if we have faith, God will then grant us knowledge of himself, and that it is only by faith that we can acquire this knowledge. He takes as literally true the words of the Prophet 'Except ye believe, neither shall ye understand.' Clement unfolds this cryptic...[Show more]
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