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Ep. 19 - Origen: The Most Controversial Christian Ever?

CatholicCulture Origen of Alexandria was one of the most important figures in Christian antiquity—most brilliant and most productive—yet also one of the most complicated. He was widely influential …More
CatholicCulture Origen of Alexandria was one of the most important figures in Christian antiquity—most brilliant and most productive—yet also one of the most complicated. He was widely influential and widely despised. He was praised for his accomplishments and blamed for disasters. He wrote thousands of books and invented several academic disciplines, including scientific biblical studies, fundamental theology, and spiritual theology. Toward the end of life he endured tortures rather than deny the faith; and he died a hero’s death. This is the first of two episodes on his life and work. Links Gregory of Pontus, The Oration and Panegyric Addressed to Origen www.catholicculture.org/…/view.cfm Eusebius of Caesarea, Church History: Book VI www.catholicculture.org/…/view.cfm A Letter from Origen to Africanus www.catholicculture.org/…/view.cfm Origen, On Prayer www.tertullian.org/fathers/origen_on_praye… More works by the Fathers www.catholicculture.org/…/index.cfm Mike Aquilina's website fathersofthechurch.com