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Contra Celsum. by Origen

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Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Celsus, Platonic philosopher, fl. 180

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTranslated with an introd. & notes by Henry Chadwick.
ContributionsChadwick, Henry, 1920- ed. and tr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBT1116.O7 E5 1965
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 530 p.
Number of Pages530
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5974917M
LC Control Number66000199
OCLC/WorldCa345312

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The Contra Celsum is the culmination of the great apologetic movement of the second and third centuries AD and a chief monument to Greek Orthodoxy. Professor Chadwick's English translation explores this text through detailed notes and discussion on both Celsus and by: Origen: Contra Celsum - Book 6. From: Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 4. Edited by Alexander Robert, BOOK VI. CHAP. I. IN beginning this our sixth book, we desire, my reverend Ambrosius, to answer in it those accusations which Celsus brings against the Christians, not, as might be supposed, those objections which he has adduced from writers on. Origen. Contra Celsus. BOOK II. CHAP. I. THE first book of our answer to the treatise of Celsus, entitled A True Discourse, which con-eluded with the representation of the Jew addressing Jesus, having now extended to a sufficient length, we intend the present part as a reply to the charges brought by him against those who have been converted from Judaism to Christianity. Against Celsus (Contra Celsum) is a lengthy defense of the Christian faith, written by Origen in 8 separate "books" or sections, in answer to another book, "The True Doctrine" written in On a side note, it was weirdly odd that the Kindle edition had pages.4/5.

Origen. Contra Celsus BOOK I. PREFACE. 1. WHEN false witnesses testified against our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He remained silent; and when unfounded charges were brought against Him, He returned no answer, believing that His whole life and conductFile Size: 1MB. The Contra Celsum is the culmination of the great apologetic movement of the second and third centuries AD, 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. The Contra Celsum is the culmination of the great apologetic movement of the second and third centuries AD and a chief monument to Greek Orthodoxy. Professor Chadwick's English translation explores this text through detailed notes and discussion on both Celsus and Origen.5/5(5). The giant treatise "Contra Celsum" is Origen's main and longest work. It is of significance for both Greek Patristics and Ancient Philosophy. However, the extant text of the treatise is lacunose and corrupt. Two outstanding editions - by Paul Koetschau () and Marcel Borret () - are not critical enough. The editor tried to restore Origen's original text and presents the reader 3/5(1).

Other articles where Contra Celsum is discussed: Origen: Writings: of Christianity against pagan attack, Contra Celsum, written (probably in ) at Ambrose’s request, survives in its entirety in one Vatican manuscript, with fragments in the Philocalia and on papyruses. Paragraph by paragraph it answers the Alēthēs logos (“The True Doctrine” or “Discourse”) of the 2nd . Book 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 the second and third centuries AD, and is for the Greek Church what St Cited by: Celsus (/ ˈ k ɛ l s ə s /; Greek: Κέλσος. Kélsos) was a 2nd-century Greek philosopher and opponent of early Christianity. He is known for his literary work, On The True Doctrine (or Discourse, Account, Word; Greek: Λόγος Ἀληθής, Logos Alēthēs), which survives exclusively in quotations from it in Contra Celsum, a refutation written in by Origen of Alexandria.   This huge volume of text includes eight full-length books, all in one eBook! Against Celsus, Greek Kata Kelsou, Latin Contra Celsum, is the title of a major work by the Church Father Origen of Alexandria, countering the writings of Celsus the Platonist. It was written in CE.4/5.