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By Pamphilus, Thomas Scheck

ISBN-10: 0813201209

ISBN-13: 9780813201207

Presented right here for the 1st time in English translation (from Rufinus's Latin model) is the Apology for Origen, the only real surviving paintings of St. Pamphilus of Caesarea (d. 310 AD), who used to be essentially the most celebrated priest-martyrs of the traditional Church. Written from criminal with the collaboration of Eusebius (later to develop into the bishop of Caesarea), the Apology makes an attempt to refute accusations made opposed to Origen, protecting his perspectives with passages quoted from his personal works. Pamphilus goals to teach Origen's constancy to the apostolic proclamation, bringing up excerpts that show Origen's orthodoxy and his vehement repudiation of heresy. He then takes up a chain of particular accusations raised opposed to Origen's doctrine, quoting passages from Origen's writings that confute fees raised opposed to his Christology. a few excerpts reveal that Origen didn't deny the background of the biblical narratives; others make clear Origen's doctrine of souls and facets of his eschatology. Pamphilus was once beheaded on February sixteen, 310, less than the emperor Maximinus Daia.

In 397 advert, on the pressing invitation of his good friend Macarius, Rufinus of Aquileia translated Pamphilus's Apology into Latin, the 1st of his large translations of Origen's writings. Rufinus most likely didn't suspect the incomparable significance of his venture, yet through translating Origen he kept from drawing close break essentially the most useful monuments of Christian antiquity, destined to shape Latin minds for a few years to come.

Also awarded during this quantity is a brand new English translation of Rufinus's paintings, On the Falsification of the Books of Origen within which Rufinus units forth arguments for his concept that Origen's writings had suffered interpolations through heretics. Rufinus demonstrates that literary frauds and forgeries performed through heretics have been frequent and affected many writers. He could have been misled by way of his severe appreciate for Origen's genius, and he definitely exaggerated while he claimed that every one the doctrinal blunders to be met with in Origen's works have been because of interpolations.


Thomas P. Scheck is assistant professor of classics and theology at Ave Maria collage. he's the translator of numerous works of the Church Fathers: Origen's Commentary at the Epistle to the Romans, Homilies on Numbers, and Homilies on Ezekiel, St. Jerome's Commentary on Matthew, and Commentaries on Galatians, Titus, and Philemon. His learn pursuits contain the reception of the Church Fathers within the West and the theology of Erasmus of Rotterdam.

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412). Junod dates this work to the end of the fourth or beginning of the fifth century. In the Latin tradition, Rufinus’s translation had a very significant legacy in the Western Church. 96 It seems ironic that in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries Pamphilus’s Apology was a thoroughly familiar work to all theologians who were interested in Origen’s legacy, and yet modern scholarship continues to neglect Pamphilus’s discussions of Origen’s orthodoxy. Text and Translation The present translations have been made from the Latin critical text edited by R.

12. Probably directed against St. Jerome, who accused not only Rufinus but also his own bishop, John of Jerusalem, of heresy respecting the resurrection of the body. See Jerome’s Ep. 430–32. 13. Cf. 44. 14 For it is a foolish fabrication of slander to suppose that the human body is different from the flesh. 15 5. Therefore, with the characteristics of the future body, or flesh, intact, one must believe in the resurrection of a flesh that is perfect and intact, so that the same nature of the flesh is preserved and the dignity and glory of the incorruptible and spiritual body is not impaired.

Cf. 14. 59. Cf. 18. 60. Cf. 26–35. 61. Cf. 2–3. 50 ST.  . 24. PA MPHILUS. 62 25.  . or if he himself should also be considered to be a Son of God or not. But these are points that we need to examine to the best of our ability with reference to Holy Scripture and investigate by means of a wise and careful inquiry; and, of course, that this Holy Spirit inspired each one of the saints, both the prophets and the apostles; and that there was not one Spirit among the men of antiquity, and another among those who were inspired at the advent of Christ.

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