Originally published in German in 1938, this highly acclaimed volume presents more than one thousand selections from the various extant writings of Origen, the great Alexandrian theologian. Robert J. Daly, S.J., has re-translated the majority of these texts from the original Greek and Latin, added the scriptural references in the translated texts and an index, and included updated bibliographical information.
This volume comprises thoughts of one of the greatest of ancient theologians as seen through the eyes of an almost equally prolific successor in the same central Christian enterprise. The book remains a great resource for anyone interested in patristic theology, early Christian mysticism, and early interpretation of Scripture. This Cornerstones edition has a new introduction written by Robert J. Daly, S.J.
Hans Urs von Balthasar was the author of innumerable theological works, including The Glory of the Lord (T&T Clark). He was also the spiritual leader of a religious community in Basel, Switzerland. Robert J. Daly, S.J., Emeritus Professor of Theology at Boston College, USA, is the author of Christian Sacrifice and The Origins of Christian Doctrine of Sacrifice.
Translator's Foreword Introduction Prologue I. SOUL The World and the Soul The Image of God Fall and Return II. WORD Word with God Word as Scripture Word as Flesh III. SPIRIT Life in the Spirit The Inner Human Being The Inner Senses IV. GOD The Mystery of God God, All in All Translator's Epilogue I. Recent Origen Studies II. This Translation Index of Abbreviations Index of Passages Translated Index of Biblical References