Contra Celsum Paperback

by Origen;


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Contra Celsum

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Few works of the early Church are as interesting to the modern reader or as important to the historian as Origen's reply to the attack on Christianity made by the pagan Celsus. The Contra Celsum is the culmination of the great apologetic movement of the second and third centuries A.D., and is for the Greek Church what St Augustine's City of God is for Western Christendom. It is also one of the chief monuments of the coming together of ancient Greek culture and the new faith of the expanding Christian society. Thus Origen's work is of interest not only to the historian and theologian, but also to the hellenist. Professor Chadwick's English translation is preceeded by a substantial introduction which includes discussion on Celsus' date, identity and theological outlook, as well as an account of Origen's philosophical background and method. The notes elucidate the many obscure allusions of a difficult text.

Contra Celsum by Origen was published by Cambridge University Press in February 1980 and is our 53042nd best seller. The ISBN for Contra Celsum is 9780521295765.

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Page last updated 9th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (February 1980)
EditionNew ed
EditorHenry Chadwick
Weight830g
Number of Pages572
Thickness32 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521295765
ISBN-100521295769
Product Code1007514
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