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Title Origen : On first principles / A Reader edition translated by John Behr. Based on the edition of "Origen On first principles," IN the Oxford Early Christian Text Series.
Author Origen, author.
Publication Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Edition A Reader edition.
Description lxxxvii, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 242 O
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]- 327) and indexes.
Contents Introduction --1. Origen and his "On First principle" -- 2. The Structure of "On First principle" -- 3. Theology -- 4. Economy -- 5. "In my End is My Beginning -- Rufinus's Preface; Origen's Preface ; Part One -- Theology : the Apostolic preaching and the Church preaching -- Part two -- Economy : the Apostolic preaching and the Church preaching. -- Part Three: The Inspired Scriptures -- Recapitulation -- Appendix Koetschau's Fragments -- Bibliography and Index.
Summary "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."-- Publisher's website.-- The central logic of Origen's De Principiis rests upon the axiom that states "the end must be like the beginning." Despite the importance of this principle, Origen never elaborates upon it, but simply asserts it as the incontrovertible ground of his philosophical and theological system. God is both the archē and the telos of the created cosmos. He creates the world and leads it to perfection; the realization of eternal wellbeing.
Subject Biblical cosmology -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Rufinus, of Aquileia, 345-410. De adulteratione librorum Origenis.
Theology -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Christian literature, Early -- Greek authors -- Translations into English.
Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Metaphysics -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Theology, Doctrinal -- Early works to 1800.
Principle (Philosophy) -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Origen. De principiis.
Persuasion (Rhetoric)
Apologetics -- Early works to 1800.
Addl. Author Behr, John, editor, translator.
Container of (expression): Origen. De principiis. Latin (Rufinus : Behr)
Container of (expression): Origen. De principiis. Greek (Behr)
Container of (expression): Origen. De principiis. English (Behr)
Addl. Title De principiis. English
Alt Title On first principles
ISBN 9780198845317 (paperback) :
0198845316 (paperback)

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