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I think the clearest statement to explicitly deal with atonement would be this one from the Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians: Through charity did the Lord join us unto himself; whilst, for the love that he bore towards us, our Lord Jesus Christ gave his own blood for us, by the will of God: his flesh for our flesh, his soul for our souls. [1 Clement, ...


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On the basis of the patristic sources in our possession, I would say that a big difference between Ebionites and Nazarenes was their respective opinion towards Paul of Tarsus: while in fact all the ancient writers affirm that the Ebionites despised him, calling him "apostate of the Law", according to what Jerome reports in his commentary on Isaiah, the ...


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I actually have more than one potential answer to my initial question now, although I'm not sure that they are exactly the original quote I’m looking for. These are the best answers so far: The first lead comes from @DJClayworth in his comment to my original question who suggested: At the end of one character who has been good but a worshiper of Tash ...


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