Getting Back to Basics

Getting Back to Basics

Returning to the Mystical Path of the Masters

with Samir Al-Hamed

Sundays at 2:45 pm

getting back to basics

 

What was Christianity before being politicized by Rome? Have the original teachings of Islam experienced something similar? Join Sam as he explores the parallel hijacking of these two powerful forces.

 

This month’s teachings: Clement of Alexandria and the period up to the reign of Emperor Constantine with an emphasis in Greek philosophy and Early Christian Thought.

Clement of Alexandria was a convert to Christianity, he was an educated man who was familiar with classical Greek philosophy and literature. As his three major works demonstrate, Clement was influenced by Hellenistic philosophy to a greater extent than any other Christian thinker of his time, and in particular by Plato and the Stoics.[1] His secret works, which exist only in fragments, suggest that he was also familiar with pre-Christian Jewish esotericism and Gnosticism. In one of his works he argued that Greek philosophy had its origin among non-Greeks, claiming that both Plato and Pythagoras were taught by Egyptian scholars. Among his pupils were Origen and Alexander of Jerusalem.

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