Origen was the greatest and most influential Christian theologian before Ausustine, the founder of Biblical study as a serious discipline in the Christian tradition, and a figure with immense influence on the development of Christian spirituality. This book presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into Origen's life and writings. It analyzes the principal influences that formed Origen as a Christian and as a thinker, his emergence as a mature theologian at Alexandria, his work in Caesarea and his controversial legacy.
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