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Regarded by some as the greatest genius of the early Christian church, Origen of Alexandria was a third century scholar, ascetic and theologian. He was a prolific writer of approximately 2,000 treatises in multiple branches of theology, including textual criticism, biblical exegesis and hermeneutics and spirituality. His treatise ‘On the First Principles’ systematically lays out the principles of Christian theology and became the foundation for later theological writings; while the treatise ‘Against Celsus’ is regarded as the most influential work of early Christian apologetics, in which Origen defends Christianity against the pagan philosopher Celsus, one of its foremost critics. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Origen’s collected works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Origen’s life and works
* Features the collected works of Origen in English translation
* Includes the original Greek texts of Origen’s two major treatises: ‘On the First Principles’ and ‘Against Celsus’
* Concise introductions to the major works
* Includes translations previously appearing in ‘Ante-Nicene Fathers’, 1885
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features two bonus biographies, including Eusebius’ fourth century account — discover Origen’s ancient world


The Translations
On the First Principles (c. 225) [Tr. Frederick Crombie]
Commentary on the Gospel of John (c. 227) [Tr. Allan Menzies]
On Prayer (c. 235) [Tr. William A. Curtis]
Commentary on Matthew (c. 247) [Tr. John Patrick]
Against Celsus (248) [Tr. Frederick Crombie]
Philocalia (360) [Tr. George Lewis]
Letters [Tr. Frederick Crombie]

The Greek Texts
De Principiis
Contra Celsum

The Biographies
Extract from Book VI of ‘Ecclesiastical History’ by Eusebius (313)
Introduction to Origen by Frederick Crombie (1885)

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