Homilies on Numbers: Ancient Christian Texts [ACT]   -     Edited By: Thomas P. Scheck, Christopher A. Hall
    By: Origen
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Homilies on Numbers: Ancient Christian Texts [ACT]

By: Origen
IVP Academic / 2009 / Hardcover

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Origen of Alexandria (185-254), one of the most prolific authors of antiquity and arguably the most important and influential pre-Nicene Christian theologian, was a man of deep learning and holiness of life. Regrettably, many of his works are no longer extant, in part due to the condemnation of his ideas by the Fifth Ecumenical Council in 553. The condemnation, however, took little account of his historical circumstances and the tentative nature of his speculations. The anathemas were more likely directed toward sixth-century Origenist views than to the views of Origen himself, though clearly he expounded some views that would be judged unacceptable today.

Origen's numerous homilies provide the oldest surviving corpus of Christian sermons and shaped exegesis for succeeding centuries. With Jerome he was one of the early church's great critical and literal exegetes. Devoutly he sought to develop a spiritual exegesis of the Old Testament grounded in the revelation of Jesus Christ. His Homilies on Numbers presented here offer a splendid example of his spiritual interpretation of Old Testament texts. He asks, What foreshadowing, what warning, what instruction, what encouragement, reproof, correction or exhortation, do we find in the narratives of Numbers for our benefit as Christians?

Here, based on Baehren's critical Latin text, is the first English edition of these homilies, ably translated with explanatory notes by Thomas P. Scheck.

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  • Offers introductory biography of Origen as well as a survey of his surviving works and exegetical method
  • Provides clear, contemporary English translation of Origen's homilies on Numbers
  • Notes difficulties in the original Greek text by the Latin translator Rufinus of Aquileia
  • Makes an important work available to English speakers from a key pre-Nicene exegete
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    Format: Hardcover
    Number of Pages: 240
    Vendor: IVP Academic
    Publication Date: 2009
    Dimensions: 10.00 X 7.00 (inches)
    ISBN: 0830829059
    ISBN-13: 9780830829057
    Availability: In Stock
    Series: Ancient Christian Texts

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    Publisher's Description

    Origen of Alexandria (185-254), one of the most prolific authors of antiquity and arguably the most important and influential pre-Nicene Christian theologian, was a man of deep learning and holiness of life. Regrettably, many of his works are no longer extant, in part due to the condemnation of his ideas by the Fifth Ecumenical Council in 553. The condemnation, however, took little account of his historical circumstances and the tentative nature of his speculations. The anathemas were more likely directed toward sixth-century Origenist views than to the views of Origen himself, though clearly he expounded some views that would be judged unacceptable today. Origen's numerous homilies provide the oldest surviving corpus of Christian sermons and shaped exegesis for succeeding centuries. With Jerome he was one of the early church's great critical and literal exegetes. Devoutly he sought to develop a spiritual exegesis of the Old Testament grounded in the revelation of Jesus Christ. The Homilies on Numbers presented here offer a splendid example of his spiritual interpretation of Old Testament texts. He asks, What foreshadowing, what warning, what instruction, what encouragement, reproof, correction or exhortation, do we find in the narratives of Numbers for our benefit as Christians? Here, based on Baehren's critical Latin text, is the first English edition of these homilies, ably translated with explanatory notes by Thomas P. Scheck.

    Author Bio

    Origen was an early Christian scholar, theologian, and one of the most distinguished of the early fathers of the Christian Church. Thomas P. Scheck (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is assistant professor of classics and theology at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. He is the author of and the translator (in the Fathers of the Church series) of 2 volumes and Christopher A. Hall is chancellor of Eastern University and dean of the Templeton Honors College. He is also associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.

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