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Author Origen.

Title Origen - Contra Celsum / translated with an introduction & notes by Henry Chadwick.

Published Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York [N.Y.] : Cambridge University Press, 1980.


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 UniM Store QA  26377    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Contra Celsum. English
Physical description xl, 530 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Reprint, with additions and corrections, of the 1965 ed.
Includes indexes.
Bibliography Bibliography: page xxxv-xl.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- 1. Philosophical background -- 2. Date of the contra Celsum -- 3. Celsus' theology -- 4. The reconstruction of Celsus' text -- 5. The identity and date of Celsus -- 6. Manuscripts, editions and translations -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Appendix -- General index -- Index of classical authors -- Index of biblical passages.
Summary 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.
Local note UniM Store copy donated by Dr Gertrude Spencer
Other author Chadwick, Henry, 1920-2008.
Subject Celsus (Platonic philosopher), active 180.
Apologetics -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Apologetics -- History -- Early church, approximately 30-600.
Local donor Spencer, Gertrude Donor.
ISBN 052105866X
0521295769 (paperback)