Origen





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A scholar and early Christian theologian.

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On First Principles

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An Exhortation to Martyrdom...

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Contra Celsum

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Spirit and Fire: A Thematic...

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The Works of Origen: De Pri...

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Origen: the Song of Songs; ...

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On Prayer

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Commentary on the Gospel Ac...

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The Philocalia of Origen

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Homilies on Numbers

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“He makes Himself known to those who, after doing all that their powers will allow, confess that they need help from Him.”
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“One who prays ceaselessly is one who combines prayer with work and work with prayer.”
Origen, On Prayer
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“For as medical men sometimes,   although they could quickly cover over the scars of wounds, keep back   and delay the cure for the present, in the expectation of a better and   more perfect recovery, knowing that it is more salutary to retard the   treatment in the cases of swellings caused by wounds, and to allow the   malignant humours to flow off for a while, rather than to hasten a   superficial cure, by shutting up in the veins the poison of a morbid   humour, which, excluded from its customary outlets, will undoubtedly   creep into the inner parts of the limbs, and penetrate to the very   vitals of the viscera, producing no longer mere disease in the body,   but causing destruction to life; so, in like manner, God also, who   knows the secret things of the heart, and foreknows the future, in much   forbearance allows certain events to happen, which, coming from without   upon men, cause to come forth into the light the passions and vices   which are concealed within, that by their means those may be cleansed   and cured who, through great negligence and carelessness, have admitted   within themselves the roots and seeds of sins, so that, when driven   outwards and brought to the surface, they may in a certain degree be   cast forth and dispersed. [2342]   And thus, although a man may appear   to be afflicted with evils of a serious kind, suffering convulsions in   all his limbs, he may nevertheless, at some future time, obtain relief   and a cessation from his trouble; and, after enduring his afflictions   to satiety, may, after many sufferings, be restored again to his   (proper) condition.  For God deals with souls not merely with a view to   the short space of our present life, included within sixty years [2343]   or more, but with reference to a perpetual and never-ending period,   exercising His providential care over souls that are immortal, even as   He Himself is eternal and immortal. ”
Origen, The Works of Origen: De Principiis/Letters/Against Celsus

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