The Clementine Homilies

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The Clementine Homilies.


Homily I.

Chapter I.--Boyish Questionings.

Chapter II.--Good Out of Evil.

Chapter III.--Perplexity.

Chapter IV.--More Perplexity.

Chapter V.--A Resolution.

Chapter VI.--Tidings from Judæa.

Chapter VII.--The Gospel in Rome.

Chapter VIII.--Departure from Rome.

Chapter IX.--Preaching of Barnabas.

Chapter X.--Cavils of the Philosophers.

Chapter XI.--Clement's Zeal.

Chapter XII.--Clement's Rebuke of the People.

Chapter XIII.--Clement Instructed by Barnabas.

Chapter XIV.--Departure of Barnabas.

Chapter XV.--Introduction to Peter.

Chapter XVI.--Peter's Salutation.

Chapter XVII.--Questions Propounded.

Chapter XVIII.--Causes of Ignorance.

Chapter XIX.--The True Prophet.

Chapter XX.--Peter's Satisfaction with Clement.

Chapter XXI.--Unalterable Conviction.

Chapter XXII.--Thanksgiving.

Homily II.

Chapter I.--Peter's Attendants.

Chapter II.--A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.

Chapter III.--Forewarned is Forearmed.

Chapter IV.--A Request.

Chapter V.--Excellence of the Knowledge of the True Prophet.

Chapter VI.--The True Prophet.

Chapter VII.--Unaided Quest of Truth Profitless.

Chapter VIII.--Test of Truth.

Chapter IX.--"The Weak Things of the World."

Chapter X.--Test of the Prophet.

Chapter XI.--Ignorance, Knowledge, Foreknowledge.

Chapter XII.--Doctrine of the True Prophet.

Chapter XIII.--Future Rewards and Punishments.

Chapter XIV.--Righteousness and Unrighteousness.

Chapter XV.--Pairs.

Chapter XVI.--Man's Ways Opposite to God's.

Chapter XVII.--First the Worse, Then the Better.

Chapter XVIII.--Mistake About Simon Magus.

Chapter XIX.--Justa, a Proselyte.

Chapter XX.--Divorced for the Faith.

Chapter XXI.--Justa's Adopted Sons, Associates with Simon.

Chapter XXII.--Doctrines of Simon.

Chapter XXIII.--Simon a Disciple of the Baptist.

Chapter XXIV.--Electioneering Stratagems.

Chapter XXV.--Simon's Deceit.

Chapter XXVI.--His Wickedness.

Chapter XXVII.--His Promises.

Chapter XXVIII.--Fruitless Counsel.

Chapter XXIX.--Immortality of the Soul.

Chapter XXX.--An Argument.

Chapter XXXI.--A Dilemma.

Chapter XXXII.--Simon's Prodigies.

Chapter XXXIII.--Doctrine of Pairs.

Chapter XXXIV.--Useless and Philanthropic Miracles.

Chapter XXXV.--Discussion Postponed.

Chapter XXXVI.--All for the Best.

Chapter XXXVII.--Spies in the Enemy's Camp.

Chapter XXXVIII.--Corruption of the Law.

Chapter XXXIX.--Tactics.

Chapter XL.--Preliminary Instruction.

Chapter XLI.--Asking for Information, Not Contradiction.

Chapter XLII.--Right Notions of God Essential to Holiness.

Chapter XLIII.--A Priori Argument on the Divine Attributes.

Chapter XLIV.--The Same Continued.

Chapter XLV.--How God is to Be Thought of.

Chapter XLVI.--Judgment to Come.

Chapter XLVII.--A Pertinent Question.

Chapter XLVIII.--A Particular Case.

Chapter XLIX.--Reductio a.d. Absurdum.

Chapter L.--A Satisfactory Answer.

Chapter LI.--Weigh in the Balance.

Chapter LII.--Sins of the Saints Denied.

Chapter LIII.--Close of the Conference.

Homily III.

Chapter I.--The Morning of the Discussion.

Chapter II.--Simon's Design.

Chapter III.--His Object.

Chapter IV.--Snares Laid for the Gentiles.

Chapter V.--Use of Errors.

Chapter VI.--Purgatory and Hell.

Chapter VII.--What is Impiety?

Chapter VIII.--Wiles of the Devil.

Chapter IX.--Uncertainty of the Scriptures.

Chapter X.--Simon's Intention.

Chapter XI.--Distinction Between Prediction and Prophecy.

Chapter XII.--The Same.

Chapter XIII.--Prophetic Knowledge Constant.

Chapter XIV.--Prophetic Spirit Constant.

Chapter XV.--Christ's Prophecies.

Chapter XVI.--Doctrine of Conjunction.

Chapter XVII.--Whether Adam Had the Spirit.

Chapter XVIII.--Adam Not Ignorant.

Chapter XIX.--Reign of Christ.

Chapter XX.--Christ the Only Prophet Has Appeared in Different Ages.

Chapter XXI.--The Eating of the Forbidden Fruit Denied.

Chapter XXII.--Male and Female.

Chapter XXIII.--Two Kinds of Prophecy.

Chapter XXIV.--The Prophetess a Misleader.

Chapter XXV.--Cain's Name and Nature.

Chapter XXVI.--Abel's Name and Nature.

Chapter XXVII.--The Prophet and the Prophetess.

Chapter XXVIII.--Spiritual Adultery.

Chapter XXIX.--The Signal Given.

Chapter XXX.--Apostolic Salutation.

Chapter XXXI.--Faith in God.

Chapter XXXII.--Invitation.

Chapter XXXIII.--Works of Creation.

Chapter XXXIV.--Extent of Creation.

Chapter XXXV.--"These are a Part of His Ways."

Chapter XXXVI.--Dominion Over the Creatures.

Chapter XXXVII.--"Whom to Know is Life Eternal."

Chapter XXXVIII.--Simon's Challenge.

Chapter XXXIX.--Defects Ascribed to God.

Chapter XL.--Peter's Answer.

Chapter XLI.--"Status Quæstionis."

Chapter XLII.--Was Adam Blind?

Chapter XLIII.--God's Foreknowledge.

Chapter XLIV.--God's Decrees.

Chapter XLV.--Sacrifices.

Chapter XLVI.--Disparagements of God.

Chapter XLVII.--Foreknowledge of Moses.

Chapter XLVIII.--Test of Truth.

Chapter XLIX.--The True Prophet.

Chapter L.--His Teaching Concerning the Scriptures.

Chapter LI.--His Teaching Concerning the Law.

Chapter LII.--Other Sayings of Christ.

Chapter LIII.--Other Sayings of Christ.

Chapter LIV.--Other Sayings.

Chapter LV.--Teaching of Christ.

Chapter LVI.--Teaching of Christ.

Chapter LVII.--Teaching of Christ.

Chapter LVIII.--Flight of Simon.

Chapter LIX.--Peter's Resolution to Follow.

Chapter LX.--Successor to Be Appointed.

Chapter LXI.--Monarchy.

Chapter LXII.--Obedience Leads to Peace.

Chapter LXIII.--Zacchæus Appointed.

Chapter LXIV.--The Bishopric.

Chapter LXV.--Nolo Episcopari

Chapter LXVI.--Danger of Disobedience.

Chapter LXVII.--Duties of Church Office-Bearers.

Chapter LXVIII.--"Marriage Always Honourable."

Chapter LXIX.--"Not Forsaking the Assembling of Yourselves Together."

Chapter LXX.--"Hear the Bishop."

Chapter LXXI.--Various Duties of Christians.

Chapter LXXII.--Ordination.

Chapter LXXIII.--Baptisms.

Homily IV.

Chapter I.--Bernice's Hospitality.

Chapter II.--Simon's Practices.

Chapter III.--Object of the Mission.

Chapter IV.--Simon's Doings.

Chapter V.--Discretion the Better Part of Valour.

Chapter VI.--Simon's Departure.

Chapter VII.--Appion's Salutation.

Chapter VIII.--A Challenge.

Chapter IX.--Unworthy Ends of Philosophers.

Chapter X.--A Cool Retreat.

Chapter XI.--Truth and Custom.

Chapter XII.--Genesis.

Chapter XIII.--Destiny.

Chapter XIV.--"Doctrine According to Godliness."

Chapter XV.--Wickedness of the Gods.

Chapter XVI.--Wickedness of Jupiter.

Chapter XVII.--"Their Makers are Like Unto Them."

Chapter XVIII.--Second Nature.

Chapter XIX.--"Where Ignorance is Bliss."

Chapter XX.--False Theories of Philosophers.

Chapter XXI.--Evils of Adultery.

Chapter XXII.--A More Excellent Way.

Chapter XXIII.--"Whither Shall I Go from Thy Presence?"

Chapter XXIV.--Allegory.

Chapter XXV.--An Engagement for To-Morrow.

Homily V.

Chapter I.--Appion Does Not Appear.

Chapter II.--Clement's Previous Knowledge of Appion.

Chapter III.--Clement's Trick.

Chapter IV.--Appion's Undertaking.

Chapter V.--Theory of Magic.

Chapter VI.--Scruples.

Chapter VII.--A Distinction with a Difference.

Chapter VIII.--Flattery or Magic.

Chapter IX.--A Love-Letter.

Chapter X.--The Lover to the Beloved One.

Chapter XI.--"All Uncleanness with Greediness."

Chapter XII.--Jupiter's Amours.

Chapter XIII.--Jupiter's Amours Continued.

Chapter XIV.--Jupiter's Undisguised Amours.

Chapter XV.--Unnatural Lusts.

Chapter XVI.--Praise of Unchastity.

Chapter XVII.--The Constellations.

Chapter XVIII.--The Philosophers Advocates of Adultery.

Chapter XIX.--Close of the Love-Letter.

Chapter XX.--The Use Made of It.

Chapter XXI.--Answer to Appion's Letter.

Chapter XXII.--Lying Fables.

Chapter XXIII.--The Gods No Gods.

Chapter XXIV.--If a Principle Be Good, Carry It Out.

Chapter XXV.--Better to Marry Than to Burn.

Chapter XXVI.--Close of the Answer.

Chapter XXVII.--A Reason for Hatred.

Chapter XXVIII.--The Hoax Confessed.

Chapter XXIX.--Appion's Resentment.

Chapter XXX.--A Discussion Promised.

Homily VI.

Chapter I.--Clement Meets Appion.

Chapter II.--The Myths are Not to Be Taken Literally.

Chapter III.--Appion Proceeds to Interpret the Myths.

Chapter IV.--Origin of Chaos.

Chapter V.--Kronos and Rhea Explained.

Chapter VI.--Phanes and Pluto.

Chapter VII.--Poseidon, Zeus, and Metis.

Chapter VIII.--Pallas and Hera.

Chapter IX.--Artemis.

Chapter X.--All Such Stories are Allegorical.

Chapter XI.--Clement Has Heard All This Before.

Chapter XII.--Epitome of Appion's Explanation.

Chapter XIII.--Kronos and Aphrodite.

Chapter XIV.--Peleus and Thetis, Prometheus, Achilles, and Polyxena.

Chapter XV.--The Judgment of Paris.

Chapter XVI.--Hercules.

Chapter XVII.--They are Blameworthy Who Invented Such Stories.

Chapter XVIII.--The Same.

Chapter XIX.--None of These Allegories are Consistent.

Chapter XX.--These Gods Were Really Wicked Magicians.

Chapter XXI.--Their Graves are Still to Be Seen.

Chapter XXII.--Their Contemporaries, Therefore, Did Not Look on Them as Gods.

Chapter XXIII.--The Egyptians Pay Divine Honours to a Man.

Chapter XXIV.--What is Not God.

Chapter XXV.--The Universe is the Product of Mind.

Chapter XXVI.--Peter Arrives from Cæsarea.

Homily VII.

Chapter I.--Peter Addresses the People.

Chapter II.--Reason of Simon's Power.

Chapter III.--The Remedy.

Chapter IV.--The Golden Rule.

Chapter V.--Peter Departs for Sidon.

Chapter VI.--Peter in Sidon.

Chapter VII.--The Two Paths.

Chapter VIII.--The Service of God's Appointment.

Chapter IX.--Simon Attacks Peter.

Chapter X.--Simon is Driven Away.

Chapter XI.--The Way of Salvation.

Chapter XII.--Peter Goes to Byblus and Tripolis.

Homily VIII.

Chapter I.--Peter's Arrival at Tripolis.

Chapter II.--Peter's Thoughtfulness.

Chapter III.--A Conversation Interrupted.

Chapter IV.--Many Called.

Chapter V.--Faith the Gift of God.

Chapter VI.--Concealment and Revelation.

Chapter VII.--Moses and Christ.

Chapter VIII.--A Large Congregation.

Chapter IX.--"Vindicate the Ways of God to Men."

Chapter X.--The Original Law.

Chapter XI.--Cause of the Fall of Man.

Chapter XII.--Metamorphoses of the Angels.

Chapter XIII.--The Fall of the Angels.

Chapter XIV.--Their Discoveries.

Chapter XV.--The Giants.

Chapter XVI.--Cannibalism.

Chapter XVII.--The Flood.

Chapter XVIII.--The Law to the Survivors.

Chapter XIX.--The Law to the Giants or Demons.

Chapter XX.--Willing Captives.

Chapter XXI.--Temptation of Christ.

Chapter XXII.--The Marriage Supper.

Chapter XXIII.--The Assembly Dismissed.

Chapter XXIV.--The Sick Healed.

cHomily IX.

Chapter II.--Monarchy and Polyarchy.

Chapter III.--Family of Noe.

Chapter IV.--Zoroaster.

Chapter V.--Hero-Worship.

Chapter VI.--Fire-Worship.

Chapter VII.--Sacrificial Orgies.

Chapter VIII.--The Best Merchandise.

Chapter IX.--How Demons Get Power Over Men.

Chapter X.--How They are to Be Expelled.

Chapter XI.--Unbelief the Demon's Stronghold.

Chapter XII.--Theory of Disease.

Chapter XIII.--Deceits of the Demons.

Chapter XIV.--More Tricks.

Chapter XV.--Test of Idols.

Chapter XVI.--Powers of the Demons.

Chapter XVII.--Reasons Why Their Deceits are Not Detected.


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