Circe de clásicos y modernos
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DRUILLE, Paola. Clemente of Alexandria: the three types of death and its moral scope. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp. 139-153. ISSN 1851-1724.
Clement of Alexandria is the first Christian philosopher who organizes a systematic presentation of the concept of the death, a privileged place for anthropology and moral doctrine. In his three major works, Protrepticus, Paedagogus and Stromata, Clement exposes the moral character that involves the concept of θάνατος (death) and its dependence on a key concept of Christian theology, ἁµαρτία (sin). Based on this relation, Clement divides death in three typologies: physical death, death of the soul and gnostic death. In all cases the congregation of Greek and Jewish philosophy favors the understanding of a thanatologic logic already systematized by the time of the Alexandrian writer.
Palabras clave : Clement; Alexandria; Death; Sin; Moral.