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Homilies on Genesis and Exodus by Origen( )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translation made from the surviving Latin translation of Rufinus of Aquileia. Bibliography: p. vii-x. Includes indexes
Homilies on Leviticus : 1-16 by Origen( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homilies on Luke ; Fragments on Luke by Origen( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origen assumed that each word had a meaning that is both profound and relevant to the reader - for the Holy Spirit is never trite and what the Holy Spirit says must always touch the hearer. This volume, the first English translation of the extant homilies and of fragments from the commentary on Luke, is an important addition to the growing body of Origen's work now available in English
Homilies on Jeremiah : Homily on 1 Kings 28 by Origenes( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, Origen seeks understanding of the significance of the hostility of the Chosen People towards the Prophet Jeremiah before their captivity in Babylon. Origen in many ways identified with the great prophet and thought of Jeremiah as a type for Christ in the Hebrew Scriptures. Origen realized that Jeremiah came at a crucial time in the history of Israel, the time of captivity, and he views this event and the events around it as pregnant with meaning for the people of his own time
Commentary on the Gospel according to John by Origenes( )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains what remains of Books 13-32 of Origen's Commentary on the Gospel according to John, and thus completes the publication of the first full English translation of this work that stands as the beginning of Christian scriptural exegesis. Ronald Heine introduces his translation with a discussion of the times and circumstances within which the commentary was composed. He also provides a survey of the major theological questions with which the commentary is concerned. These include Origen's thought on the nature of God, the person and work of Christ, his relation to the Father and to the created order, his teaching on the Holy Spirit, the Resurrection, and eschatology, and his ideas on the devil. Beginning with the conversation between Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well and ending with Christ's discourse to his disciples at the Last Supper, the commentary displays Origen's attention to the literal meaning of the passages but moves beyond them to try to grasp their spiritual significance, providing us with the opportunity to examine Origen's mystical thought. Origen also refutes the Gnostic reading of the Gospel presented by Heracleon, but this polemic is subordinate to his own investigation of the theological, philosophical, historical, and etymological questions raised by the Gospel. Because it treats many of the same passages of the Gospel of St. John for which St. Augustine provides a commentary in The Fathers of the Church, volume 88, this volume provides a worthy companion to it and invites a comparison of the thoughts of these two great exegetes upon what both regarded as the greatest of the Gospels. -- Provided by publisher
Homilies on Judges by Origen( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his General Audience of May 2, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI praised Origen for his "primordial role" in the history of lectio divina, the prayerful reading of Scripture. He explained that Origen approaches Scripture reading not as mere study but as the pathway to knowing Christ and "falling in love with him." Origen's nine extant homilies on Judges exemplify this approach." "In them, Origen calls his audience to participate in a loving relationship with Christ through interaction with Scripture. Delivered sometime between 238 and 248, these homilies expound on themes extracted from Judges 2-7. Some of the homilies focus generally on God's redemption of Israel through judges after each cycle of sin, enslavement, and repentance, while others stress that victory belongs to God alone through events such as the defeat of the Midianites by Gideon's meager army of 300 men, Gideon's test with the fleece, and the murder of the Philistine general Sisera by the woman Jael. The homilies brim with hope in Christ's ultimate victory over sin and death, a hope that is specific to the individual believer but accessible only within the Church." "Origen applies his allegorical method or Scriptural interpretation to these passages, sometimes drawing faith-enriching meaning' from the literal (somatic) sense as well as from one or both of the two figurative (psychic and pneumatic) senses. Using both allegory and typology, Origen shows his audience God's abundant mercy and grace, the power of Scripture to assist in the battle against sin and in the promotion of virtue, and the church leader's duty to walk his flock through the transforming terrain of Scripture toward likeness to and union with Christ." "Largely because of early controversies over Origen's legacy, these homilies are extant only in Rufinus's fourth-century Latin translation, but his ability to capture Origen's meaning and spirit is well documented. This is the first-ever English translation of Origen's homilies on Judges."--Jacket
Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans by Orígenes( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Origen of Alexandria's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans is the oldest extant commentary on Romans (ca. 246). This volume presents the first English translation of the Commentary, covering his exegesis of Rom 1:1 to 6:11. One of his longest and most mature works, it is the only commentary of Origen available in a coherent form from beginning to end. The work was originally composed in Greek in Caesarea, but only fragments of the archetype have survived. Fortunately, Origen's admirer Rufinus of Aquileia translated the work into Latin (ca. 406)." "Origen's exegesis predates the controversy between Augustine and Pelagius by 170 years; thus it offers a striking perspective on Romans. Opposition to Gnostic interpretations of Paul is an important characteristic of the Commentary. Above all Origen defends the Church against the "doctrine of natures" - the belief that all human beings are born with unalterable natures, either good or evil, and thus bound for either salvation or damnation, and that their conduct during this life cannot alter their destiny. Origen successfully refutes this teaching, showing that freedom of will always abides in rational beings."--BOOK JACKET
Homilies on Joshua by Origen( )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this publication, English readers now have available to them the complete homilies of Origen of Alexandria on the book of Joshua. These homilies were among the last Origen gave before his torture and death during the Decian persecution, around 254"--Jacket
Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans by Origen( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume completes the first English translation of Rufinus's Latin version of Origen of Alexandria's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans and contains Origen's detailed exegesis of Romans 6:12-16:27." "In Books 6-10 Origen carries through to completion his program, begun in Books 1-5, of defending human freedom and of opposing the natural predestinarian doctrine of the sects founded by the Gnostic heretics Marcion, Valentinus, and Basilides. These schools relied heavily on texts from Paul, interpreted in isolation from the rest of Scripture, not only to deny free will but to support the doctrine that salvation is determined by the nature one receives at birth, whether good or evil. In contrast Origen clarifies passages in Romans by citations from Paul's other letters, from the Gospels, and from the Old Testament. He attempts to construct a coherent and unified "biblical theology." Origen views human beings as chosen or rejected by God deservedly; everyone has it within his own power whether he becomes a servant of God or of sin, a vessel of wrath or of mercy." "Readers will find interesting and thought-provoking discussions of all the important theological themes and terms of Romans: faith, hope, love, works, justification, election, law, Israel, Gentiles, Church, sin, death, flesh, body, glory, etc."--Jacket
Contra Celsum by Origen( )

27 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few works of the early Church are as interesting to the modern reader or as important to the historian as Origen's reply to the attack on Christianity made by the pagan Celsus. The Contra Celsum is the culmination of the great apologetic movement of the second and third centuries AD, and is for the Greek Church what St Augustine's City of God is for Western Christendom. It is also one of the chief monuments of the coming together of ancient Greek culture and the new faith of the expanding Christian society. Thus Origen's work is of interest not only to the historian and theologian, but also to the hellenist. Professor Chadwick's English translation is preceded by a substantial introduction which includes discussion on Celsus' date, identity and theological outlook, as well as an account of Origen's philosophical background and method. The notes elucidate the many obscure allusions of a difficult text
Origen, An Exhortation to martyrdom : Prayer, First principles: book IV, Prologue to the Commentary on the Song of Songs, Homily XXVII on numbers by Origen( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origen's life spanned the turbulent years during the collapse of the Roman Empire. He sought to rescue and transform what was best of the Roman world and to translate the Christian spiritual quest into a language intelligible to the thoughtful and educated non-believer of his day. The collected works in this volume represent the heart of Origen's spiritual vision
The Song of songs : Commentary and Homilies by Origen( Book )

11 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Litteraturhenvisninger og noter s. 306-371
Prayer : Exhortation to martyrdom by Origen( Book )

12 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Litteraturhenvisninger og noter s. 199-240
Die Homilien und Fragmente zum Hohelied by Origen( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit seiner Auslegung des Hoheliedes habe Origenes sich selbst übertroffen. Mit diesem Lob machte Hieronymus Werbung für das christliche Genie aus Alexandria und übersetzte zu diesem Zweck zwei Predigten des Origenes über das biblische
Homilien zum Hexateuch in Rufins Übersetzung by Origen( )

3 editions published in 2012 in Latin and German and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōrigenēs Kata Kelsou : en tomois 8 ; tou autou Philokalia = Origenis Contra Celsum : libri octo ; ejusdem Philocalia by Origenes( )

32 editions published between 1658 and 1977 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufforderung zum Martyrium by Origène( )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in German and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the persecution of the Christians under Emperor Maximinus Thrax in 235, Origen directed an urgent call to his friends Ambrosius and Protoctetus to hold fast to the Christian faith. The work provides an example of the literary genre of appeals directed to a wider audience beyond the direct addressees; in the text, Origen takes statements from the Old and New Testaments relating to martyrdom as authorities for his call to remain true to the Christian faith and beware of relapsing into heathenism
On first principles by Origen( Book )

15 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On First Principles by Origen of Alexandria, written around 220-230 AD, is one of the most important and contentious works of early Christianity. It provoked controversy when written, provoked further debate when translated into Latin by Rufinus in the fourth century, and was the subject, together with its author, of condemnation in the sixth century. As a result, the work no longer survives intact in the original Greek. We only have the complete work in the Latin translation of Rufinus, and a few extensive passages preserved in Greek by being excerpted into the Philokalia of Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus. John Behr provides a new edition and translation of one of the most important texts from early Christianity. He includes an invaluable introduction, which provides a clear structure of the work with significant implications for how the text is to be read and for understanding the character of theology in the early Christian tradition
Die Homilien zum Buch Genesis by Origenes( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in German and Latin and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main focus of Origen|#x00B4;s work was exegesis of the Bible - in large commentaries, but also in sermons, which explore in particular the Old Testament allegorically and typologically. Origen distinguishes between a literal and a figurative, moral-spiritual interpretation of the Holy Scripture. Especially in the case of his sermons on the Book of Genesis it is fascinating to follow how Origen as teacher and pastor attempts to convey to the congregation the many different aspects of holy insights, from cosmology to the allegorical interpretation of Lot|#x00B4;s wife being turned into a pillar of salt
Treatise on the Passover ; and, Dialogue of Origen with Heraclides and his fellow bishops on the Father, the Son, and the soul by Origen( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Homilies on Luke ; Fragments on Luke
Homilies on Leviticus : 1-16Homilies on Luke ; Fragments on LukeHomilies on Jeremiah : Homily on 1 Kings 28Commentary on the Gospel according to JohnHomilies on JudgesCommentary on the Epistle to the RomansHomilies on JoshuaCommentary on the Epistle to the Romans
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Adamantios, ok. 185-ok. 254


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Adamantius ca. 184-ca. 253

Adamantius ca. 185-ca. 254

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Adamantius, ok. 185-ok. 254

Adamantius теолог ок.185-ок.254

Oregenes Adamantius

Oregenes Adamantius a. 184-ca. 253

Oregenes Adamantius approximately 184-approximately 253

Oregenes Adamantius ca. 184-ca. 253

Oregenes Adamantius ca. 185-ca. 254

Oregenes Adamantius, environ 185-environ 254

Oregenes Adamatius.


Origen 0185?-0254?

Origen (185-254)

Origen 185-254 Admantius

Origen 185-254 of Alexandria

Origen 185-254 von Alexandreia

Origen 3rd-century Christian scholar, ascetic and theologian from Alexandria

Origen Aleksandrijski

Origen, aproximadament 183-aproximadament 253

Origen ca. 183-ca. 253

Origen ca.185-ca.254

Origen Christian scholar in Alexandria

Origen, environ 185-environ 254

Origen of Alexandria 185-254

Origen of Alexandria теолог ок.185-ок.254

Origen, ok. 185-ok. 254

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Origène 185-254

Origène 185-254 d'Alexandrie

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Origène 185-254 Docteur de l'Eglise

Origene, aproximadament 183-aproximadament 253

Origene ca. 183-ca. 253

Origène ca.185-ca.254

Origène d'Alexandrie 185-254

Origene di Alessandria 185-254

Origène Docteur de l'Eglise 185-254

Origène, ok. 185-ok. 254

Origene teologo e filosofo greco antico

Origène Théologien

Origène théologien, exégète et prêtre du christianisme antique


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Orígenes, 183/186-aproximadament 253

Orígenes 183/186-ca. 253

Orígenes, 183 o 6-aproximadament 253

Orígenes 183 o 6-ca. 253

Ōrigenēs 185-254

Origenes 185-254 Adamantios

Origenes 185-254 Adamantius

Origenes 185-254 Alexandrinus

Origenes 185-254 Caesariensis

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Origenes 185-254 Presbyter

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Origenes 185-254 Theologe

Origenes 185-254 Theologus

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Origenes Adamantius.

Origenes Adamantius 185-254

Origenes Adamantius approximately 184-approximately 253

Origenes Adamantius ca. 184-ca. 253

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Origenes Kirchenschriftsteller, christlicher Gelehrter und Theologe

Origenes Kirchenschriftsteller, christlicher Gelehrter und Theologe im 3. Jahrhundert

Origenes kristillinen kirkkoisä

Orígenes Padre de la Iglesia del siglo III

Origenes Presbyter 185-254

Origenes Scriptor Ecclesiasticus 185-254

Origenes Theologe 185-254

Origenes Theologus 185-254

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Origenes von Alexandreia 185-254

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Origenis 185-254

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Origenis ca. 183-ca. 253

Origenis ca 185-ca 254

Origenis, environ 185-environ 254


Origēns 185-251 vai 254

Origens agrīns kristiešu teologs Aleksandrijā

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Origenus 185-254


Origines 185-254

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Orijan 185-254


Orogines 185-254


Orygenes 185-254

Orygenes, aproximadament 183-aproximadament 253

Orygenes ca. 183-ca. 253

Orygenes ca 185-ca 254

Orygenes egzegeta i teolog czasów patrystycznych

Orygenes, environ 185-environ 254

Pseudo-Origenes 185-254



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Ὠριγένης Ōrigénēs



Ориген Александрийский

Ориген теолог ок.185-ок.254



الإسكندري، أوريجينوس، 185-254


أوريجانوس، الإسكندري، 185-254


أوريجين، الإسكندري، 185-254

أوريجينيس، الإسكندري، 185-254




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오리게네스 ca. 185-ca. 254

오리겐 ca. 185-ca. 254