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  1. Origen Biography
    • 185 - born in alexandria 
    • 202 - father was martyred in perseuction by severus 
    • 203 - appointed head of christian school in alexandria 
    • 214 - well known outside 
    • 215 - expounded scripture before eastern bishops 
    • 219 - writes on first principles and begins commentary on john 
    • 229 - debates gnostic Candidus 
    • 231-2 ordained presbyter 
    • 253 - dies at Tyre 
  2. relationship to clement
    • cl: passive to authorities (and philosophy)
    • o: outspoken and fearless 
  3. origen's contribution to christianity (5)
    • 1) first systematic theology
    • 2) defended christianity successfully 
    • 3) optimistic view of salvation 
    • 4) developed exegetical method
    • 5) development of mysticism 
  4. On first Principle (point and outline) 
    • point: systematic theology!
    • outline: 
    • book 1 - God (Godself; falling away; rational creatures in relation to God) 
    • book 2 - World: mixture of spiritual and material 
    • book 3: free will and conflict between good and evil 
    • book 4: scripture
  5. 6 points on scripture exegesis 
    • 1) levels (3) 
    • 2) necessity of figurative language
    • 3) principles determining imposisibility of literal interpretation (unworthy of God/irrational, impossible)
    • 4) method (look for story of soul, scripture interprets scripture) 
    • 5) reasons for concealment/revelation  (educative/secretive)
    • 6) limits of piety 
  6. theological system of exitus and reditus (5)
    • 1. authority of church teaching (need reason) 
    • 2. basic principles of journey (end is beginning) 
    • 3. christology (anti-docetic, one nature)
    • 4. triad (equality, subordination) 
    • 5. anthropology (worth of receiving God, bodily nature is foethought of God, Sin, freedom of will) 
  7. Christian Life - origen
    • 1. prayer - contemplation of God 
    • 2. resurreciton
    • 3. ecclesiology 
    • 4. saraments (baptism, eucharist)
  8. reception in history of christian thought
    • 1. anathema - souls of men pre-existed
    • 2. anathema - soul of Lord pre-existed
    • 3. anathema - punishement of demons and impious men is temporary 

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