1677 Origen Against Celsus Early Christian Apology Greek Philokalia Spencer

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Origen was a 3rd-century Greek scholar and early Christian theologian. He was a prolific writer known for his biblical exegeses, philosophy, and sermons, and was one of the most influential figures in early Christian asceticism. (Finn, 100).

 

Origen’s final treatise, ‘Philokalia : Contra Celsum’ or ‘Against Celsus,’ was a response to a literary attack on Christianity by an unknown pagan philosopher named Celsus. Saint Ambrose requested Origen write this book, a book that referenced Greek philosophers, poetry, and the Bible as a rational basis for holding steadfast to the Christian faith. (Heine, 127). Origen’s response is considered to be the ultimate apology of Christianity. ‘Philokalia’ is a collection of the original experts from Origen’s work.

 

This 1677 edition was produced by Cambridge fellow William Spencer. Spencer made vast and significant improvements to the Latin translation originally made by Czech writer Sigismund Gelenius in 1557. Subsequent editions would continue to use the William Spencer translation and notes, even though not all editions are nearly as desirable or accurate.

 

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1677 Origen Against Celsus Early Christian Apology Greek Philokalia Spencer

 

Origen was a 3rd-century Greek scholar and early Christian theologian. He was a prolific writer known for his biblical exegeses, philosophy, and sermons, and was one of the most influential figures in early Christian asceticism. (Finn, 100).

 

Origen’s final treatise, ‘Philokalia : Contra Celsum’ or ‘Against Celsus,’ was a response to a literary attack on Christianity by an unknown pagan philosopher named Celsus. Saint Ambrose requested Origen write this book, a book that referenced Greek philosophers, poetry, and the Bible as a rational basis for holding steadfast to the Christian faith. (Heine, 127). Origen’s response is considered to be the ultimate apology of Christianity. ‘Philokalia’ is a collection of the original experts from Origen’s work.

 

This 1677 edition was produced by Cambridge fellow William Spencer. Spencer made vast and significant improvements to the Latin translation originally made by Czech writer Sigismund Gelenius in 1557. Subsequent editions would continue to use the William Spencer translation and notes, even though not all editions are nearly as desirable or accurate.

 

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ORIGEN;

 

Ὠριγενης κατα Κελσου ἐν τομοις ή. Του αὐτου Φιλοκαλια. Origenis contra Celsum libri octo. Ejusdem Philocalia, G. Spencerus utriusque operis versionem recognovit, & annotationes adjecit

 

Cantabrigiae : Excudebat Joan. Hayes … : Impensis Guli. Morden bibliopolae, 1677, 1676.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [8], 428, [6], 110, [2], 98, [38]
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • References: Graesse 5,46; Wing O425; Lowndes 1730; Finn, Origen and His Ascetic Legacy; Heine, Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature;
  • Language: Latin & Greek
  • Size: ~9in X 7.5in (23cm x 19cm)

 

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1453

Category

Religion

Authors

ORIGEN;

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Greek

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete