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Religion (c. 185 AD — c. 254 AD)


René Cadiou. Translated by John A. Southwell. Origen: His Life at Alexandria. B. Herder Book Company. 1944. 338pp.

Henri de Lubac. Translated by Anne Englund Nash. History and Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture According to Origen. Ignatius Press. 2007. 507pp.

Mark J. Edwards. Origen Against Plato. Ashgate Publishing. 2002. 191pp. Theorizing Origen was not a Platonist.

Anthony Grafton; Megan Williams. Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea. Harvard University Press. 2006. 367pp.

Nancy R. Heisey. Origen, the Egyptian: A Literary and Historical Consideration of the Egyptian Background in Origen's Writings on Martyrdom. Paulines Publications Africa. 2000. 240pp.

Charles Kannengiesser; William Lawrence Petersen (editors). Origen of Alexandria: His World and His Legacy. University of Notre Dame Press. 1988. 373pp. Conference papers, University of Notre Dame, April 1986.

J. Christopher King. Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture: The Bridegroom's Perfect Marriage-Song. Oxford University Press. 2005. 292pp.

J. A. Lyons. The Cosmic Christ in Origen and Teilhard De Chardin. Oxford University Press. 1982. 236pp.

John Anthony McGuckin (editor). The Westminster Handbook to Origen. Westminster John Knox Press. 2004. 228pp.

Alan B. Scott. Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea. Oxford University Press. 1991. 189pp.

John Clark Smith. The Ancient Wisdom of Origen. Associated University Presses. 1992. 372pp.

Joseph W. Trigg. Origen. Routledge. 1998. 292pp.

P. Tzamalikos. Origen: Cosmology and Ontology of Time. E. J. Brill. 2006. 417pp.

P. Tzamalikos. Origen: Philosophy of History & Eschatology. E. J. Brill. 2007. 544pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1107)

  7. Greek and Latin Authors 800BC-1000AD (pp.297-99)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.760)

  9. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.11, pp.306-12)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.379)

  11. Who's Who in the Roman World (p.215)

  12. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.389)

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