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 (ôr′ĭ-jĕn′, -jən, ŏr′-) ad185?-254?
Greek philosopher and theologian who reinterpreted Christian doctrine through Neoplatonist philosophy. His influential work was later condemned as unorthodox.


(Biography) ?185–?254 ad, Christian theologian, born in Alexandria. His writings include Hexapla, a synopsis of the Old Testament, Contra Celsum, a defence of Christianity, and De principiis, a statement of Christian theology


(ˈɔr ɪˌdʒɛn, -dʒən, ˈɒr-)

n. (Origenes Admantius)
A.D. 185?–254?, Alexandrian writer and Christian theologian.
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