Origen

Origen

by Joseph W. Trigg
     
 

This volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into Origen's life and writings. An introduction analyzes the principal influences that formed him as a Christian and as a thinker, his emergence as a mature theologian at Alexandria, his work in Caesarea and his controversial legacy. Fresh translations of a representative selection of Origen's writings,… See more details below

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This volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into Origen's life and writings. An introduction analyzes the principal influences that formed him as a Christian and as a thinker, his emergence as a mature theologian at Alexandria, his work in Caesarea and his controversial legacy. Fresh translations of a representative selection of Origen's writings, including some never previously available in print, show how Origen provided a lasting framework for Christian theology by finding through study of the Bible a coherent understanding of God's saving plan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415118354
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/27/1998
Series:
Early Church Fathers Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1810L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Joseph W. Trigg is Rector of Christ Church (Episcopal), Port Tobacco Parish, La Plata, Maryland. His books include Origen: the Bible and Philosophy in the Third-century Church (Atlanta 1983) and Biblical Interpretation in the series Message of the Fathers of the Church (Delaware 1988).

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Table of Contents

A note on translations
Abbreviations
1The making of a scholar and theologian3
2The mature years at Alexandria15
3Man of the church at Caesarea36
4A controversial legacy62
Commentary on Psalms 1-25, fragment from preface69
Commentary on Lamentations, selected fragments73
Commentary on Genesis, fragment from Book 386
Commentary on John, Book 1103
Commentary on John, Book 13.3-192150
Homily 12 on Jeremiah179
Homilies 19 and 20 on Luke193
Homily 5 on 1 Samuel199
Letter to Gregory210
Commentary on John, Book 32.1-140214
Commentary on John, Book 32.318-67233
Notes241
Bibliographical note274
Index of Scriptural citations275
Subject index287

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