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Category Archives: Origen
Matthew E. Ferris. Evangelicals Adrift: Supplanting Scripture with Sacramentalism. Great Writing, 2015. See here to buy the book. A number of evangelicals are converting to Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy, seeking in these faith traditions what they believe is lacking … Continue reading
I recently read the church father Origen’s “Treatise on the Passover”, as it is translated and annotated by Robert J. Daly, S.J. In this post, I’ll be drawing from Daly’s comments and some of what Origen says in his treatise … Continue reading
I finished Elaine Pagels’ The Origin of Satan. This will be somewhat of a rambling post. It will have a degree of structure, but it will also take tangents. Pagels refers to a statement by Tertullian that Christians asking questions … Continue reading
I finished The Cambridge History of Christianity: Constantine to c. 600. On pages 671-672, Marilyn Dunn refers to Origen’s view that differences in gender “were temporary and insignificant in the vast cycle of regeneration and renewal”. There were consequences as … Continue reading
I finished Robert Grant’s Miracle and Natural Law in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Thought. In this post, I’ll focus on the interpretation of I Corinthians 15:50 by Irenaeus and Tertullian, and also the interpretation of Luke 24:39 by Marcion and … Continue reading
I finished Howard Clark Kee’s Miracle in the Early Christian World. I have three items. 1. On page 292, Kee states that the Bultmann school liked the Gnostic Gospels (including the Gospel of Thomas) and upheld them as the oldest … Continue reading
I finished Frank Schaeffer’s Patience with God last night. Basically, his argument was that we find God in people’s love for each other, or something like that. I was intrigued by pages 216-217, in which Frank quotes Evagrius’ Commentary on … Continue reading
I read my friend’s notes on Origen today. He said that Origen, in his interpretation of Scripture, followed the techniques of pagan exegesis in six ways: text-criticism, explanation of words, explanation of points or facts, metrical and stylistic criticism, identification of … Continue reading