by Joseph W. Trigg
Pub. Date:
Taylor & Francis


View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $41.95. You
Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options
    $35.45 $41.95 Save 15% Current price is $35.45, Original price is $41.95. You Save 15%.
  • purchase options



Origen was the most influential Christian theologian before Augustine, the founder of Biblical study as a serious discipline in the Christian tradition, and a figure with immense influence on the development of Christian spirituality.
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: 9780415118361
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/14/1998
Series: Early Church Fathers Series
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 826,989
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About 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).

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews