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Origen, Patristic Philosophy, and Christian Platonism

Re-Thinking the Christianisation of Hellenism

The presupposition of the incompatibility between Christianity and philosophy (especially Platonism), which provoked charges against Origen as a Christian Platonist from his lifetime onward, is still at work in modern theorizations concerning the 'Hellenisation of Christianity', which are here analysed and brought into connection with the supposed necessity of distinguishing Origen the Platonist from Origen the Christian. It is not the case that a 'pure' Christianity was subsequently Hellenised: the NT itself was already Hellenised to some extent, and the Christian keirygma, intended for all nations and cultures, was a 'skandalon' for the Jews as well as 'moria' for the Greeks.

Author: Ilaria Ramelli
Publisher: Brill, Leiden, 2009
Volume:
63
Pages:
217-263
Language:
English
Periodical:
Vigiliae Christianae
Number:
3
Format: Article
Topic: - Biography > Relations and Sources > Platonism - Neo-platonism > General studies > Neo-platonism > Christianity and Neo-platonism
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Platonism - Neo-platonism > General studies > Middle Platonism
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Platonism - Neo-platonism > Plato > Platonism of Augustine / of the Fathers
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Platonism - Neo-platonism > Plato > Platonism (Christian)
- Biography > Relations and Sources > Greek Christian writers > Origen - Origenists > Origen
Status: Active