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  1. origen biography
    • 185 - alexandria - into prosperous christian family 
    • 202 - his father was martyred in perseuction of severus 
    • 203 - appointed head of christian school after clement had gone to jerusalem 
    • 214 well known outside of alexandria 
    • 215 expounded scripture before eastern bishops 
    • 219 origen returns to alexandria writes on first principles and commentary 
    • 229 - origen debates gnostic Candidus - valentinuous "devil can be saved" 
    • 231 - ordained presbyter 
    • 249 - imprisoned and tortured 
    • 253 - died at tyre at age 69 
  2. origen's marks on christianity
    • 1) first systematic theology
    • 2) defended christianity successfully 
    • 3) optimistic view of salvation 
    • 4) developed exegetical method 
    • 5) development of mysticism 
    • *understood self as writing orthodoxy 
    • ** refused to give philosophers place of honor - detachment 
  3. origen in relation to clement
    • clement: passive to authorities 
    • O: outspoe and fearless (also, no philosophy) 
  4. On first principles: first systematic theology, structure
    • book 1 God (in Godself, falling away from God, rational creatures in relation to God) 
    • book 2 world: mixture of spirtiual and amterial 
    • book 3: free will and conflict between good and evil
    • book 4: scripture 
  5. origen exegesis in book 4 levels
    • 1. literal 
    • 2. moral
    • 3. spiritual 
  6. origen exegesis necessity of figurative language
    • 1. occasions to seek soul and spirit 
    • 2. aim of power is to go against literal
  7. origen exegesis principles determining imposisbility of literal interpretation 
    • 1. whatever is unwrothy of God
    • 2. whatever is clearly irrational or impossible 
  8. exegesis method
    • 1. look for story of soul and its progress
    • 2. scripture interpreting scripture 
  9. exegesis reasons of concealment
    • educative 
    • secretive 
  10. theological system of exitus and reditus
    • 1. authority of church teaching
    • 2. basic principles of journey 
    • 3. christology - anti-docetic
    • 4. triad - subordination 
    • 5. anthropology - created worthy, bodily nature as gracious forethought of God; sin; freedom of will 
  11. reception in history of christian thought
    • 1. anathema against souls of men pre-existed 
    • 2. anathema against soul of Lord pre-existed 
    • 3. anathema against those who hold punishment of demons and impious men is temporary 

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