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Pseudo-Clementine Literature.: Chapter XX
Chapter XX.—Clements Obedience.
Whence I, my lord James, having promised as I was ordered, have not failed to write in books by chapters the greater part of his discourses in every city, which have been already written to you, and sent by himself, as for a token; and thus I despatched them to you, 899 inscribing them “Clements Epitome of the Popular Sermons of Peter.” However, I shall begin to set them forth, as I was ordered.
[Compare with this the remarkable chapter, Recognitions, iii. 75, where a summary is given of previous writings sent to James. The design of this letter, evidently known to Rufinus, was to authenticate the work which follows. The language of Rufinus may fairly imply that this letter, known to be of later origin, was sometimes prefixed to the Recognitions also. This is an evidence of Jewish-Christian origin.—R.]
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