Apology for Origen; On the Falsification of the Books of Origen
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
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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.
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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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Preface of Rufinus
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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. ...
Apology for Origen
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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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On the Falsification of the Books of Origen
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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. ...
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Index of Holy Scripture
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Index of Origen’s Works
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Page Count: 166
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: The fathers of the church ;