Origen

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Paulist Press, 1979 - Religion - 293 pages
Origen's life spanned the turbulent years during the collapse of the Roman Empire. He sought to rescue and transform what was best of the Roman world and to translate the Christian spiritual quest into a language intelligible to the thoughtful and educated non-believer of his day. The collected works in this volume represent the heart of Origen's spiritual vision.
 

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What a wonderful picture of Origen and his thought. I hope to find a more complete hard copy that I can hold in my hand, snuggle up in a chair and enter into his universe more completely.

Contents

An Exhortation to Martyrdom
41
On Prayer
81
Book IV
171
The Prologue to the Commentary on The Song of Songs
217
Homily XXVII on Numbers
245
Indexes
271
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Page 55 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword? As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

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