Author: Joseph W. Trigg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134815255

Category: History

Page: 312

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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.

Origen and Scripture

The Contours of the Exegetical Life


Author: Peter W. Martens,Peter William Martens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199639558

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This book examines Origen of Alexandria's approach to the Bible through a biographical lens, focusing on his account of the scriptural interpreter. Martens explores the many ways in which Origen thought ideal scriptural interpreters (himself included) embarked upon a way of salvation, culminating in the everlasting contemplation of God.

The Westminster Handbook to Origen


Author: John Anthony McGuckin

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664224721

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 6387

This book provides ready access into and sure guidance through the marvelous, often convoluted, invariably rich world of Origen: the man, the ecclesiastical dynamics of his day, his extant works, the range of his theological explorations, his influence, and the controversies associated with him in life and in death. Included are recommendations for use and clear presentation of topics which enable the reader, whether novice or specialist, to engage Origen in ways that address the reader's interest. The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.

Origen: Texts. Commentary on Psalms 1-25, fragment from preface. Commentary on Lamentations, selected fragments. Commentary on Genesis, fragment from Book 3. Commentary on John, Book 1. Commentary on John, Book 13.3-192. Homily 12 on Jeremiah. Homilies 19 and 20 on Luke. Homily 5 on 1 Samuel. Letter to Gregory. Commentary on John, Book 32.1-140. Commentary on John, Book 32.318-67


Author: Joseph Wilson Trigg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415118354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 8427

This volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into Origen's life and writings. Fresh translations of a selection of writings, including some never previously available in print, present the development of Origen's theological thought.

Getting to Know the Church Fathers

An Evangelical Introduction


Author: Bryan M. Litfin

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493404784

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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A Trusted Introduction to the Church Fathers This concise introduction to the church fathers connects evangelical students and readers to twelve key figures from the early church. Bryan Litfin engages readers with actual people, not just abstract doctrines or impersonal events, to help them understand the fathers as spiritual ancestors in the faith. The first edition has been well received and widely used. This updated and revised edition adds chapters on Ephrem of Syria and Patrick of Ireland. The book requires no previous knowledge of the patristic period and includes original, easy-to-read translations that give a brief taste of each writer's thought.

From Clement to Origen

The Social and Historical Context of the Church Fathers


Author: Revd Dr David Ivan Rankin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409477037

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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From Clement to Origen addresses the engagement of a number of pre-Nicene Church Fathers with the surrounding culture. David Rankin considers the historical and social context of the Fathers, grouped in cities and regions, their writings and theological reflections, and discusses how the particular engagement of each with major aspects of the surrounding culture influences, informs and shapes their thought and the articulation of that thought. The social and historical context of the Church Fathers is explored with respect to the Roman state, the imperial office and imperial cult, Greco-Roman class structures and the patron-client system, issues of wealth production and other commercial activity, the major philosophical thinkers in antiquity, and to rhetorical theory and practice and the higher learning of the day.

On First Principles


Author: Origen

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 0870612808

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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Origen’s On First Principles is a foundational work in the development of Christian thought and doctrine: it is the first attempt in history at a systematic Christian theology. For over a decade it has been out of print with only expensive used copies available; now it is available at an affordable price and in a more accessible format. On First Principles is the most important surviving text written by third-century Church father, Origen. Origen wrote in a time when fundamental doctrines had not yet been fully articulated by the Church, and contributed to the very formation of Christianity. Readers see Origen grappling with the mysteries of salvation and brainstorming how they can be understood. This edition presents G. W. Butterworth’s trusted translation in a new, more readable format, retains the introduction by Henri de Lubac, and includes a new foreword by John C. Cavadini. As St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor of the Church, wrote: “Origen is the stone on which all of us were sharpened.”

Early Christian Writings

The Apostolic Fathers


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915307

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. A selection of letters and small-scale theological treatises from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, several of whom were probably disciples of the Apostles, they provide a first-hand account of the early Church and outline a form of early Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism. Included here are the first Epistle of Bishop Clement of Rome, an impassioned plea for harmony; The Epistle of Polycarp; The Epistle of Barnabas; The Didache; and the Seven Epistles written by Ignatius of Antioch - among them his moving appeal to the Romans that they grant him a martyr's death.

Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church (Evangelical Ressourcement)

Exploring the Formation of Early Christian Thought


Author: Ronald E. Heine

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441201539

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 5292

The contemporary church dismisses Christianity's foundational Scriptures at its own peril. However, the teachings of the Old Testament are less and less at the center of congregational preaching and conversation. The early church fathers--visionaries such as Augustine, Origen, and Tertullian--embraced the Hebrew Scriptures, allowing the Old Testament to play a central role in the formation of their beliefs. As today's Christians struggle to relate to concepts such as the Jewish law and the prophets, pastors and laypersons benefit from looking through the lenses of these thoughtful pioneers. This latest volume in the Evangelical Ressourcement series helps the Old Covenant to come alive.

Rediscovering the Church Fathers

Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church


Author: Michael A. G. Haykin

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433523571

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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While the church today looks quite different than it did two thousand years ago, Christians share the same faith with the church fathers. Although separated by time and culture, we have much to learn from their lives and teaching. This book is an organized and convenient introduction to how to read the church fathers from AD 100 to 500. Michael Haykin surveys the lives and teachings of seven of the Fathers, looking at their role in such issues as baptism, martyrdom, and the relationship between church and state. Ignatius, Cyprian, Basil of Caesarea, and Ambrose and others were foundational in the growth and purity of early Christianity, and their impact continues to shape the church today. Evangelical readers interested in the historical roots of Christianity will find this to be a helpful introductory volume.


Homilies 1-14 on Ezekiel


Author: Origen,Thomas P. Scheck

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809105670

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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This is the first English translation of Origen's 14 Homilies on Ezekiel, made from the Latin translation of St. Jerome.

The Early Christians in Their Own Words


Author: Eberhard Arnold

Publisher: The Plough Publishing House

ISBN: 0874860954

Category: Religion

Page: 367

View: 7629

In these firsthand accounts of the early church, the spirit of Pentecost burns with prophetic force through the fog enveloping the modern church. A clear and vibrant faith lives on in these writings, providing a guide for Christians today. Its stark simplicity and revolutionary fervor will stun those lulled by conventional Christianity. The Early Christians is a topically arranged collection of primary sources. It includes extra-biblical sayings of Jesus and excerpts from Origen, Tertullian, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, Justin, Irenaeus, Hermas, Ignatius, and others. Equally revealing material from pagan contemporaries critics, detractors, and persecutors is included as well."

Homilies on Luke


Author: Origen

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813211948

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 6080

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On the Lord's Prayer


Author: Alistair Stewart-Sykes

Publisher: RSM Press

ISBN: 9780881412611

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 3498

"These are the only three existing ante-Nicene treatises on the Lord's Prayer, and they became the starting point for many other commentaries. Of the three, however, only the discourse of Cyprian is an address to catechumens. Tertullian's treatise contains additional material on the conduct of worship and on prayer in the assembly, and Origen's commentary is a vast work on the whole subject of prayer, as much suited to advanced learners in the school of Christ as to those preparing for baptism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Scholarship in the Service of the Church


Author: Ronald E. Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199209073

Category: History

Page: 275

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A detailed survey of the life and thought of Origen (c.185-254 A.D.), the most important Greek-speaking Christian theologian and Biblical scholar in antiquity. Heine considers how the two urban centers of Alexandria in Egypt and Caesarea in Palestine, and their communities of faith, had a discernable impact on Origen's intellectual work.

The Writings of Origen

Origen de Principiis. Origen Against Celsius


Author: Alexander Roberts,James Donaldson

Publisher: Elibron Classics

ISBN: 9781402168680


Page: 516

View: 8224

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by T. & T. Clark, 1869, Edinburgh



Author: Boniface Ramsey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134815042

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 8954

St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397, was one of the most important figures of the fourth century Roman empire. This volume explores the enormous impact of Ambrose on Western civilization, and examines the complexity of his ideas and influence; as a poet, ascetic, mystic and politician. Ambrose combines an up-to-date account of his life and work, with translations of key writings. Ramsey's volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into a relatively unexplored persona and argues that Ambrose has influenced the Western world in ways as yet unrealized.