Greek philosopher and theologian who reinterpreted Christian doctrine through Neo-Platonist philosophy. His influential work was later condemned as unorthodox.
(person) (L. name Origenes Adamantius) A.d. 185?-254?; Christian theologian & scholar, born in Alexandria.
Origen Sentence Examples
Next come the great Alexandrians, Clement, Origen, Dionysius; the Carthaginians, Tertullian and Cyprian; the Romans, Minucius Felix and Novatian; the last four laid the foundations of a Latin Christian literature.
In his own lifetime Origen had to complain of falsifications of his works and forgeries under his name.
The pope in his reply expressly condemned Origen, but left the question of Rufinus's orthodoxy to his own conscience.
By proclaiming the reconciliation of science with the Christian faith, of the highest culture with the Gospel, Origen did more than any other man to win the Old World to the Christian religion.
Origen was born, perhaps at Alexandria, of Christian parents in the year 185 or 186.