Origenism


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Origenism

1. the doctrines and precepts of Origen of Alexandria, 3rd-century Christian theologian and teacher.
2. adherence to his doctrines. — Origenist, n.Origenian, Origenistic, adj.
See also: Theology
the doctrines developed or ascribed to the 3rd-century Christian theologian Origen, especially an attempt to develop a Christian philosophy combining Platonism and the Scriptures. — Origenist, n.Origenistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
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Crouzel preoccupied himself not only with Origen but also with later Origenism, and published a book on the Renaissance debate centered on Pico della Mirandola and his argument for Origen's salvation.
The real Cassian revisited; monastic life, Greek Paideia, and Origenism in the sixth century.
Edwards continues his argument with Origen and Origenism, Nicaea and the homoousious debates, and the Christological debates culminating in the symbol of Chalcedon.
(In fairness it should be said that Origenism gets similarly short shrift.)
When Jerome foreswore Origenism, it led to a violent rupture with Rufinus, despite the attempted conciliations by Augustine and Paulinus of Nola.
In the first centuries in the East a "refutation of Origenism" took place through the monastic tradition, so that the later Eastern Christian tradition preserved the Origenist heritage selectively.
Lokaj, "Origen between Dante and Petrarch," Adamantius 7, 2001, 132-53), however, I strove to demonstrate, for example, that Pietro di Dante openly defended his father's supposed implicit use of Origen as an auctoritas, whereas official culture (especially the Dominicans) still strongly held Origenism as heterodox.
In the fourth and fifth centuries however, there was always tension, between the monks, mainly those in monasteries near Alexandria who leaned towards Origenism and those further afield who were anti-Origenist, and in the author's view accepted the Syrian and Asiatic literal understanding of Scripture.
Tarred by Adolf yon Harnack's Hellenism brush for Protestants and the condemnation of Origenism for Catholics, the figure of Origen has had both the stigma and attraction of being outside the mainstream.