In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy by Satran, DavidIn the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy by Satran, David

In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

bySatran, David

Hardcover | May 11, 2018

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The most prominent Christian theologian and exegete of the third century, Origen was also an influential teacher. In the famedThanksgiving Address, one of his students—traditionally thought to be Gregory Thaumaturgus, later bishop of Cappadocia—delivered an emotionally charged account of his tutelage under Origen in Roman Palestine. Although it is one of the few personal narratives by a Christian author to have survived from the period, theAddressis more often cited than read closely. But as David Satran demonstrates, this short work has much to teach us today. At its center stands the question of moral formation, anchored by the image of Origen himself, and Satran's careful analysis of the text sheds new light on higher education in the early church as well as the intimate relationship between master and disciple.
David Satranis the Leeds Senior Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Title:In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian AcademyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:May 11, 2018Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520291239

ISBN - 13:9780520291232

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