publication . Thesis . 2006

Christology in context and conflict: the nature and purpose of Christ in Origen's polemical theology.

Ruskin, M. L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In this thesis, I highlight the crucial importance of placing Origen's theology within the correct polemical context. It has been common scholarly practice to interpret the works of Origen within the context of the Nicene Controversy. This leads to distortion and confusion. The correct interpretation of Origen depends upon a detailed understanding of the intellectual milieu in which he wrote. Origen's Christology, indeed his entire theology, is primarily apologetic. He has a specific set of doctrinal opponents, whose attitudes and beliefs shape and dictate his own theology. In the first chapter of this thesis, we discuss how Origen's engagement with pagan oppone...
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