Tag: Origen

Christianity, Spiritual Life

On the power and perils of free-will

You probably have a lot of excuses. I do. Sometimes science gives evidence to support them. Especially when it allegedly contradicts free will. But you do have free-will. This means that your character is your fault and you have to deal with it. Origen, an ancient theologian, thought that since God had offered the grace …

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Origen and the Historical Jesus

I was reading the ACCS commentary on Joshua when I came across this gem from Origen. In this manner, therefore, Jesus [Joshua] with his chiefs and princes comes to those who are attacked for his name by opposing powers, and not only does he furnish assistance in war, but also he extends the length of …