Clement of Rome on the Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

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Tom Hart

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"Let us come to the heroes nearest to our times… Let us set before our eyes the good apostles; Peter, who by reason of unrighteous jealousy endured not one or two but many labours, and having thus borne his witness went to his due place of glory. Paul, by reason of jealousy and strife, pointed out the prize of endurance… When he had preached in the East and in the West he received the noble renown of his faith. Having taught righteousness to the whole world, even reaching the bounds of the West, and having borne witness before rulers, he thus left the world and went to the holy place, becoming the greatest pattern of endurance."

Clement of Rome, Ep. to Corinthians (c. A.D. 95)


In Bettenson, Henry, ed. Documents of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961.
 
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