Definition of Origen

1. Noun. Greek philosopher and theologian who reinterpreted Christian doctrine through the philosophy of Neoplatonism; his work was later condemned as unorthodox (185-254).

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Literary usage of Origen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst (1897)
"GREAT as Origen was in life, his influence after death ... The mystical views of Origen were adopted by his supporters, while a crude anthropomorphism was ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The Origenistic controversies were a series of controversies in the Greek Church concerning the doctrines of Origen (qv), extending from the fourth to the ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"On. his arrival there he composed a commentary on the " Benedictions of the Patriarchs", and began his labours as a translator of Origen with a Latin ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"On arrival in that town they learned that the celebrated scholar Origen, ... In his panegyric on Origen, Gregory describes the method employed by that ..."

5. Journal of Theological Studies (1902)
"DOCUMENTS THE COMMENTARY OF Origen UPON THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS. IN 1844 Dr. JA Cramer published his transcript of the MS known cciv in the Coislin ..."

6. History of Ancient Philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband (1899)
"Anticipated thus by Clement, Christian theology was founded by Origen. ... Origen has the significance that in trying to transform Trio-rt? into 71/0)0-1? ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Origen thus solved, after his own fashion, a problem which his predecessor ... The ten books of Stromata (in which Origen compared the teaching of the ..."

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