Item description for Treatise on the Passover and Dialogue of Origen With Heraclides and His Fellow Bishops on the Father, the Son, and the Soul (Ancient Christian Writer Vol. 54) by Origen & Robert J. Daly...
Overview The Treatise on the Passover dates from around 245. Its central insight is that the passover is not a figure or type of the passion of Christ, but a figure of Christ himself, or Christ's passing over to the Father. The dialogue with Heraclides probably comes from between the years 244 and 249. It seems to be the record of a synod-like meeting of bishops, in the presence of lay people, called to discuss matters of belief and worship. Both pieces seem to come from the last decade of Origen's activity, when he was at the height of his powers.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1992
Publisher Paulist Press
Series Ancient Christian Writers
Series Number 54
ISBN 0809104520 ISBN13 9780809104529
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More About Origen & Robert J. Daly
Origen (ca. 184 ca. 253) is considered the most important biblical scholar and theologian of the early Greek Church, and some have even called him the finest scholar of the first millennium of Christianity. He fits into a legacy of prominent figures from the Alexandrian Church, which was under persecution during his time. His father was martyred when he was seventeen, and several of the students whom he converted to Christianity also went on to martyrdom. On First Principles was one of Origen s earliest and most significant writings. Another was his Hexapla, an enormous edition of the Old Testament arranged in six columns of Hebrew and Greek text. It is known as a colossal landmark in the study of Scripture. Many of his homilies were also recorded, and are widely read today. Near the end of his life, Origen was tortured by civil authorities in an effort to make him apostatize. While they did not succeed, Origen died a confessor from related causes a few years later.
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