Tag Archives: Origen

Book Review: Commentary On John

Commentary On John, by Origen Adamantius I was looking forward to reading this book in order to discuss Origen’s thoughts on subordinationism, which I plan on discussing separately, but I must admit being somewhat disappointed that this 200 page commentary … Continue reading

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Origen And The Weariness Of Many Books: Part Two

When we previously discussed the matter of Origen and his attempt to defend himself as a prolific and somewhat controversial writer of many books from the accusation that he was doing something worthy of blame, we discussed in brief that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Origen On Prayer

Origen On Prayer, by Origen Adamantius At the end of this short book of about 100 pages Origen says something that is striking and worth considering for any writer as prolific as he is:  “But if you press on to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters

Letters, by Origen Adamantius To put it somewhat mildly, Origen was an interesting fellow who had a complex role in Early Christianity as an intellectual whose hostility to the Jews led him on the one hand to promote a Hellenistic … Continue reading

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A Defense Of Origen’s Orthodox Subordinationism

Although it has been a while since I commented on the topic of subordinationism as it relates to noted and well-regarded Hellenistic Christian writers and thinkers [1], it is worth remembering that this brief series of posts was begun by … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Is The Bible?

What Is The Bible?:  The Patristic Doctrine Of Scripture, edited by Matthew Baker and Mark Mourachian [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Fortress Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone whose thinking and writing … Continue reading

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On Obedience And Subordination In Thomas A Kempis’ Imitatio Christi

It is striking and telling that when C.S. Lewis wished to speak about his belief in the subordination of Jesus Christ to the Father [1] in his book The Four Loves that he sought to ground it not in frequent … Continue reading

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Comparative Evaluations Of Essentially Different Excellencies: Subordinationism In C.S. Lewis’ Discarded Image

One of the quotes that Michael Ward utilized in his learned work Planet Narnia [1] to discuss C.S. Lewis’ view of the nature of God can be found in the second chapter of Lewis’ work The Discarded Image: An Introduction … Continue reading

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The Subordination Of Jesus Christ To God The Father In C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves

Having recently had the chance to read C.S. Lewis’ short but excellent book The Four Loves for myself [1], I was particularly curious to examine how Lewis in this little-known but deeply intriguing work discusses the subordination of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis: An Acceptable Place For Orthodox Subordinationism?

Recently, I was reading a book about C.S. Lewis [1] and came across a remarkable passage in it in the chapter on Luna, the planetary spirit that governs Lewis’ Narnia novel The Silver Chair according to scholar Michael Ward. Although … Continue reading

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