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By Panayiotis Tzamalikos

Origen has been continuously studied as a theologian and an excessive amount of credits has been given to Eusebius’ improbable hagiography of him. This publication explores who Origen fairly was once, via brooding about into his philosophical heritage, which determines his theological exposition implicitly, but decisively. For this historical past to come back to gentle, it took a ground-breaking exposition of Anaxagoras’ philosophy and its legacy to Classical and overdue Antiquity (Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, Origen, Neoplatonism), assessing significantly Aristotle’s distorted illustration of Anaxagoras. Origen, previously a Greek thinker of word, whom Proclus styled an anti-Platonist, is positioned within the heritage of philosophy for the 1st time. through drawing on his Anaxagorean historical past, and being the 1st to restore the Anaxagorean thought of Logoi, he cleared the path to Nicaea. He was once an anti-Platonist simply because he used to be an Anaxagorean thinker with far-reaching impression, additionally on Neoplatonists equivalent to Porphyry. His theology made an effect not just at the Cappadocians, but additionally on later Christian authors. His thought of the soul, now expounded within the mild of his philosophical historical past, seems extra orthodox than that of a few Christian stars of the Byzantine imperial orthodoxy.

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