Origen

[New Entry by Mark J. Edwards on March 10, 2014.] Origen (c. 185 - c. 253) was a Christian exegete and theologian, who made copious use of the allegorical method in his commentaries, and (though
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[New Entry by Mark J. Edwards on March 10, 2014.] Origen (c. 185 - c. 253) was a Christian exegete and theologian, who made copious use of the allegorical method in his commentaries, and (though later considered a heretic) laid the foundations of philosophical theology for the church. He was taught by a certain Ammonius, whom the majority of scholars identify as Ammonius Saccas, the teacher of Plotinus; many believe, however, that the external...

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