• "Seeking as Suckling: The Milk of the Father in Clement of Alexandria's Paedagogus I.6"

    Author(s):
    Matt Chalmers (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Subject(s):
    Ancient Mediterranean religions, Early Christianity, Religions of late Antiquity
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69Z43
    Abstract:
    This article argues that Clement's gender-reversal language in this passage may also fulfil a broader set of purposes. In addition to the gendered connotations Buell focuses on, Clement's argument draws on contemporary medical connotations and terminology to fulfil the strategy he employs in this chapter, so as to counter charges that Christian education was rudimentary. This article provides a contextual reading of the passage in question both with reference to this section of the Paedagogus and in relation to relevant contemporaneous texts, taking special note of medical terminology.
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