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I. Life – II. Works – III. Theology

(c. 185/186 Alexandria – c. 253/254)

I. Life

In reconstructing the life of Origen, we must rely on information given by his grandson and pupil Eusebius of Caesarea (Hist. eccl. VI 1–39). The relevant portions of the Apology for Origen of Pamphilus of Caesarea (CPG 1, 1715) were not translated into Latin by Tyrannius Rufinus and have been lost with the Greek original, but certain statements by Jerome, Rufinus, and Photius of Constantinople (Bibl. Codex 118) may derive from that s…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Origen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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