Book Review: Letters

Edge Induced Cohesion

Letters, by Origen Adamantius

To put it somewhat mildly, Origen was an interesting fellow who had a complex role in Early Christianity as an intellectual whose hostility to the Jews led him on the one hand to promote a Hellenistic Christianity I am deeply critical of, but whose obvious brilliance led him to advocate some positions I am fond of that were contrary to later developments in Hellenistic Christianity [1].  Although he is certainly an obscure figure to contemporary readers of the Bible as well as books about the Bible, anytime I can read a short but important book by or about him I will generally take full advantage of, and such is the case here.  Readers of this book should likely do so with the idea of finding out more about what Origen thought from his own writings, as this book contains some important ideas that later became of…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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