Origen‟s of Alexandria personality on the evidences of Eusebius of Caesarea and other historians

Author(s):  A.D. Strzhalkovskaya, candidate of Sciences, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, Strzhalkovskaya@bsu.edu.ru

Issue:  Volume 45, №2

Rubric:  Topical issues of world history

Annotation:  The author notes that according to the sources Origen is an important personality for philosophy, theology and history. Many scientists count his theological views as a very ambiguous and interesting for study. His biography written by Eusebius of Caesarea is valuable source of information about Origen itself and his heritage. Origen - a contradictory personality, he is a Greek Christian theologian as well as philoso-pher, scientist, and also the founder of biblical philology. He was posthumously condemned as a heretic and anathematized in the local council of Constantinople in 543 AD. Despite this, Origen's authority among Christian thinkers was not completely disappeared, and traces of his influence can be seen in later theology. Many authors, both ecclesiastical and secular, in the West and in the East were interested in the person and works of Origen

Keywords:  Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea, teaching, personality

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