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Apology for Origen; On the Falsification of the Books of Origen

Pamphilus

Publication Year: 2012

Presented here for the first time in English translation (from Rufinus's Latin version) is the Apology for Origen, the sole surviving work of St. Pamphilus of Caesarea (d. 310 AD), who was one of the most celebrated priest-martyrs of the ancient Church

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Front Cover

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Series Page

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Title Page

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Copyright

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgment

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pp. ix-x

The opportunity to translate this work of Pamphilus was given by Ralph McInerny, who awarded me a post-doctoral research fellowship in the University of Notre Dame’s Jacques Maritain Center. I am most grateful to him for those two years of research and teaching from 2004 to 2006.

Abbreviations

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pp. xi-xii

Select Bibliography

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pp. xiii-xvi

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Introduction

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pp. 3-32

Pamphilus of Caesarea (240?–310) was one of the most celebrated priest-martyrs of the early Church and the author of a single surviving work: the Apology for Origen. Pamphilus’s Vita was originally composed in three books by Eusebius (d. 339), the church historian and bishop of Caesarea, but it is no longer extant. ...

St. Pamphilus, Apology for Origen

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pp. 33-34

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Preface of Rufinus

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pp. 35-38

Macarius.1 O “man of desires,” 2 moved by your zeal to know the truth, 3 you charge me with a task that will confer upon you to such an extent—as you will see—the benefit4 of truth apprehended. 5 But I do not doubt that it will procure for me the extreme displeasure of those who consider themselves injured by anyone who does not think some evil of Origen. ...

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Apology for Origen

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pp. 39-120

Damphilus. What you have experienced does not seem to me in the least surprising, brothers: the understanding of Origen has so eluded your grasp that you too share the opinions about him that many others hold as well.22 These, either through their own inexperience (because of which they cannot behold the depth of his thought) ...

Rufinus, On the Falsification of the Books of Origen

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pp. 121-122

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On the Falsification of the Books of Origen

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pp. 123-140

In the foregoing book we translated into the Latin language, as we were able, or as the matter required, the Apology of the holy martyr Pamphilus. He published this book in the Greek language on Origen’s behalf. The admonition that I want you to receive from it, O Macarius, “man of desires,”1 is this: that you know that this is the rule of faith that we have set forth above from his works. ...

General Index

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pp. 141-143

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 144-147

Index of Origen’s Works

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pp. 148-149


E-ISBN-13: 9780813212203
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813201207

Page Count: 166
Publication Year: 2012

Series Title: The fathers of the church ;