Spirit and Fire: Origen - A Thematic Anthology of His Writings

Spirit and Fire: Origen - A Thematic Anthology of His Writings

by Origen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813210224

ISBN-13: 9780813210223

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Catholic Univ.of America Press

Originally published in German in 1938, this highly acclaimed volume presents more than one thousand selections from the various extant writings of Origen, the great Alexandrian theologian. Robert J. Daly has retranslated the majority of these texts from the original Greek and Latin, added the scriptural references in the translated texts and an index, and included

Overview

Originally published in German in 1938, this highly acclaimed volume presents more than one thousand selections from the various extant writings of Origen, the great Alexandrian theologian. Robert J. Daly has retranslated the majority of these texts from the original Greek and Latin, added the scriptural references in the translated texts and an index, and included updated bibliographical information. Hans Urs von Balthasar said of this anthology that it gave him the greatest joy of all his many books. "In Origen I discovered that brilliant sense of what is Catholic, which I myself would like to attain."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813210223
Publisher:
Catholic Univ.of America Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Sales rank:
536,963
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's ForewordXI
Introduction1
Prologue25
I.Soul
The World and the Soul37
Self-Knowledge37
Between Matter and Spirit42
Sliding Middle46
The Image of God51
Participation in God51
Image of God54
Image of the WORD57
Fall and Return60
Spiritual Death60
The Sin of the Race61
Wandering through the Desert64
II.Word
Word with God77
The Word of Revelation77
The Knowledge of God82
Word as Scripture86
The Scripture as Body86
The WORD Which Comes88
Mystery89
Image Upwardly Open91
From WORD-Scripture to WORD-Spirit94
On Interpreting the Scripture100
Water and Wine108
Word as Flesh113
Christ113
Old Covenant and New Covenant113
Demolition of What Was Preliminary113
The Definitive in What Was Preliminary117
The Life of Jesus as Parable120
Incarnation120
Childhood124
Humility126
Suffering128
The Eternal Christ133
Consumption of the Earthly133
Mystery of the Transitus138
Body and Super-Body141
Human Being and Super-Human Being144
Universal Salvation146
Church148
The Church in the Old Covenant148
The Church in the New Covenant152
Harlot and Holy156
Heresy169
The Law of Sublation175
III.Spirit
Life in the Spirit183
The Spiritual God183
Awakening186
Voice188
Initiation189
Grace192
Faith as Grace192
Work from Nature and Work from God198
Human Wisdom and Divine Wisdom203
The Inner Human Being208
Doubly Human208
Fall of the Idols209
Law of Love213
The Inner Senses218
Spiritual Sense and Spirit-Discernment218
Senses for God218
The Spiritual Battle223
The Nature and Discernment of Spirits225
Hearing232
Sight235
Inner Sight235
Faith, Deed and Vision239
Faith as Seeing244
Touch249
Smell254
Taste257
Food258
Spiritual Nourishment258
WORD as Flesh and Blood261
Transformation of the Nourishing WORD265
Generation268
Generation by God268
Fidelity271
The Great Canticle273
Divine Birth278
Mystical Body280
One Body280
One Sacrifice287
Christ the Priest287
Royal Priesthood290
Co-Redemption297
One Meal302
One Life305
IV.God
The Mystery of God317
God-Fire320
Spiritual End of the World320
Fire325
The Salvific Significance of Punishment330
Unjudgeable Guilt334
The Salvific Significance of Guilt336
The Cunning of Love342
Fear and Love349
God, All in All351
The Sacraments of Truth351
Super-World356
Union in and with God360
Epilogue367
AppendixThe Paschal Mystery368
Translator's Epilogue371
I.Recent Origen Studies371
II.This Translation373
Index of Abbreviations377
Index of Passages Translated379
Index of Biblical References401

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