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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.
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(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
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(ˈɔr ɪˌdʒɛn, -dʒən, ˈɒr-)

n. (Origenes Admantius)
A.D. 185?–254?, Alexandrian writer and Christian theologian.
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Greek theologians Origen of Alexandria (185-254) and Basil of Caesarea (329-379) both received a secular education, and studied the writings of the Greek philosophers and scholars, says Rasmussen, but eventually dedicated themselves to theological controversy and preaching.
The choice of topic, the Old Testament exegesis of Origen of Alexandria, was no accident.
Such a figure may, in part, have reflected early Egyptian stories Hippolytus may have heard in Rome from the great Egyptian theologian Origen of Alexandria.
(2.) Origen of Alexandria as Philosopher and Theologian: A Chapter in the History of Platonism.
And if Origen of Alexandria or Theodore of Mopsuestia or Eleanor of Aquitaine or Shakespeare or Shakespeare's tailor walked into the church, they would know what I was and what I was doing.
Columbanus syntactically becomes a contemporary of Origen of Alexandria (43).
The great Origen of Alexandria was to the East what Augustine was to the West.
"Origen, the Rabbis, and the Bible: Toward a Picture of Judaism and Christianity in Third-Century Caesarea," in Origen of Alexandria: His World and His Legacy, ed.
In this interesting and learned book, two historians join hands to look with fresh eyes on the remarkable scholarly advances that took place in Caesarea in the third and fourth centuries during the lifetimes of Origen of Alexandria and Eusebius of Caesarea.
The selected Christian commentators range from Irenaeus, Origen of Alexandria, and Augustine of Hippo, to Soren Kierkegaard, Thomas Merton, and Madeleine L'Engle.