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Making Christians:
Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy
Denise Kimber Buell

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Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Origin Stories as Authorizing Discourse3
Ch. 1Tracing Procreation: The Origins of Origin Stories21
Ch. 2The Social Force of Metaphors for Procreation32
Ch. 3Sowing Knowledge: Procreation and Pedagogy50
Ch. 4Defending Teaching Methods with Procreative Language69
Ch. 5"Few Are Like Their Fathers": The Rhetoric of Genealogy and Intra-Christian Polemic79
Ch. 6Allegiance to the "True Father": Kinship Metaphors as Border Discourse95
Ch. 7A Rhetoric of Christian Unity: Christians as Children of the Father of All107
Ch. 8Paideia and the Paidagogos119
Ch. 9Perfect Children: Drinking the Logos-Milk of Christ131
Ch. 10"The Milk of the Father": "Only Those Who Suckle This Breast Are Truly Blessed"149
Conclusion: Reflections on the Future of Origin Stories180
Select Bibliography185
Index of Ancient Passages Cited205
General Index215

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