Overview

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 ...
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Origen

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134815258
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Series: Early Church Fathers
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 2 MB

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
1 The making of a scholar and theologian 3
2 The mature years at Alexandria 15
3 Man of the church at Caesarea 36
4 A controversial legacy 62
Commentary on Psalms 1-25, fragment from preface 69
Commentary on Lamentations, selected fragments 73
Commentary on Genesis, fragment from Book 3 86
Commentary on John, Book 1 103
Commentary on John, Book 13.3-192 150
Homily 12 on Jeremiah 179
Homilies 19 and 20 on Luke 193
Homily 5 on 1 Samuel 199
Letter to Gregory 210
Commentary on John, Book 32.1-140 214
Commentary on John, Book 32.318-67 233
Notes 241
Bibliographical note 274
Index of Scriptural citations 275
Subject index 287
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