The article discusses the concept of pistis as used by Clement of Alexandria. According to this author, human pistis (faith and faithfulness) has two stages: 1) voluntary hearing of God's 'voice' and assent with it, and 2) intellectual grasp and practical realization of the believed message. This human pistis is at the same time fully dependent on the divine pistis: on trustworthiness and plausibility that attracts human belief, and on faithfulness that enables recognizing love as the peak and aim of human pistis.
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