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Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Books 1-5

Origen

Publication Year: 2010

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Title Page, Copyright

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Abbreviations

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pp. vii-viii

Select Bibliography

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pp. ix-xiii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-48

The history of detailed exegesis on Paul’s Letter to the Romans begins with the Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans by Origen of Alexandria, written around 246 and presented here for the first time in English translation. The work is Origen’s only biblical commentary to survive in a coherent form from ...

Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans

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Preface of Rufinus

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pp. 51-52

ALTHOUGH I WANTED to touch along the coastline of a tranquil shore in my small boat and draw out tiny fish from the pools of the Greeks, you compel me, brother Heraclius,1 to unfurl the sails for the high seas and, once I had set aside the task I had to translate the homilies2 ...

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Preface of Origen

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pp. 53-59

IT SEEMS TO ME that there are two reasons why the letter that was written to the Romans is considered to be harder to understand than the Apostle Paul’s other letters. First, because he makes use of expressions which sometimes are confused and insufficiently explicit.1 ...

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Book 1

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pp. 60-101

PAUL, A SLAVE OF JESUS CHRIST.1 We have already spoken about Paul. Now let us try to find out why he is called a slave here, seeing that elsewhere he writes, “For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back again into fear, but the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’”2 ...

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Book 2

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pp. 102-177

BUT WE KNOW THAT GOD'S JUDGMENT on those who do such things is in accordance with truth.1 We must expect and believe that God’s judgment in accordance with truth is not only on those who do the things which have been enumerated above,2 but also on all who do anything good or ...

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Book 3

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pp. 178-236

BUT IF OUR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS CONFIRMS the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict wrath? I am speaking according to man. By no means! For then how shall God judge the world? For if in my falsehood God’s truth has abounded to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a ...

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Book 4

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pp. 237-302

WHAT THEN ARE WE TO SAY Abraham found, our father according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” Now to one who works, wages are not imputed as ...

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Book 5

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pp. 303-378

THEREFORE, JUST A SIN came into this world through one man, and death through sin, and so death passed through to all men in that1 all have sinned. For sin was in the world until the law. But sin is not imputed when there is no law. Yet death exercised dominion from Adam to Moses, in those ...

Indices

General Index

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pp. 381-393

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 394-406

Index of Origen’s Works

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pp. 407-411


E-ISBN-13: 9780813212036
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813217369

Page Count: 427
Publication Year: 2010

Series Title: The fathers of the church ;