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Homilies on Joshua
This is a translation of the complete homilies of Origen of Alexandria on the the book of Joshua. With the saga of the Israelites entering and possessing their promised land, Origen unfolds the story of the Christian life from baptism to resurection. He exhorts his hearers to persevere in their own struggles to overcome the enemies of their souls and obtain their own inher ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 31st 2002 by Catholic University of America Press
(first published October 2002)
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I read this book as partial requirements of a Regent College Patristic Exegesis course with Dr. Hans Boersma. No time for a proper review right now. Suffice it to say that Origen has a bad reputation for fanciful allegorical interpretation of Scripture, arbitrarily imposing his own meaning upon texts rather than reading the meaning within the text. Admittedly there are times when I found his interpretation strained and difficult to agree with. However, this happened far less than I expected. Ori ...more