Justification, Good Works, and Creation in Clement of Rome's Appropriation of Romans 5–6*

@article{Downs2013JustificationGW,
  title={Justification, Good Works, and Creation in Clement of Rome's Appropriation of Romans 5–6*},
  author={David J. Downs},
  journal={New Testament Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={415 - 432}
}
In 1 Clement 32–33, Romans 5–6 is alluded to in a summary statement concerning justification by faith (32.4), followed by two rhetorical questions that stress the ethical implications of this confession (33.1). These allusions to Romans are punctuated by an appeal for readers to imitate the pattern of good works established by God during creation (33.2-8). This article contends that the difference between Romans 5–6 and one of the earliest Christian readings of these chapters is not accidental… 

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