Clement of Rome writings "spurious"?


#1

I was going to look into the writings of Clement but when I looked here on NewAdvent’s Church Father’s directory it says most of the writings are “spurious”. So what does that mean? Fakes? Are they good to read still?


#2

[quote=Catholic Dude]I was going to look into the writings of Clement but when I looked here on NewAdvent’s Church Father’s directory it says most of the writings are “spurious”. So what does that mean? Fakes? Are they good to read still?
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Many writings have been falsely attributed to Pope St. Clement I:

For more information check Here Scroll down the page to the heading: II. PSEUDO-CLEMENTINE WRITINGS


#3

[quote=Marie]Many writings have been falsely attributed to Pope St. Clement I:

For more information check Here Scroll down the page to the heading: II. PSEUDO-CLEMENTINE WRITINGS
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So it just means he didnt author them but he gets the credit?
So there are no false teachings or anything like that in them I assume.


#4

As I understand it, the 1st Letter of Clement to Corinth is authentic. The Second Letter of Clement to the Corinthians was attributed to him, but is more likely a second century homily written by an anonymous author, and is not likely to be written by Clement.

I believe this Epistle is the only one held by scholars to be authentically from Clement of Rome (ca. AD 80): First Epistle


#5

Some of the epistles of St Ignatius are also said to be spurious. The second letter of Clement is indeed spurious. But the first is the real McCoy.


#6

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