Origen Contra Celsum

ISBN-10: 0521295769
ISBN-13: 9780521295765
Edition: 1980
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Description: Few works of the early Church are as interesting to the modern reader or as important to the historian as Origen's reply to the attack on Christianity made by the pagan Celsus. The Contra Celsum is the culmination of the great apologetic movement of  More...

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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 572
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892

Few works of the early Church are as interesting to the modern reader or as important to the historian as Origen's reply to the attack on Christianity made by the pagan Celsus. The Contra Celsum is the culmination of the great apologetic movement of the second and third centuries A.D., and is for the Greek Church what St Augustine's City of God is for Western Christendom. It is also one of the chief monuments of the coming together of ancient Greek culture and the new faith of the expanding Christian society. Thus Origen's work is of interest not only to the historian and theologian, but also to the hellenist. Professor Chadwick's English translation is preceeded by a substantial introduction which includes discussion on Celsus' date, identity and theological outlook, as well as an account of Origen's philosophical background and method. The notes elucidate the many obscure allusions of a difficult text.

Introduction
Philosophical background
Date of the contra Celsum
Celsus' theology
The reconstruction of Celsus' text
The identity and date of Celsus
Manuscripts, editions and translations
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Appendix
General index
Index of classical authors
Index of biblical passages

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