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Origen Against Celsus

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And yet, against his will, Celsus is entangled into testifying that the world is comparatively modern, and not yet ten thousand years old, when he says that the Greeks consider those things as ancient, because, owing to the deluges and conflagrations, they have not beheld or received any memorials of older events.

The treatise of Origen Against Celsus is, of all his works, the most interesting to the modern reader. It is a defense of Christianity in opposition to a Greek philosopher named Celsus, who had attacked it in a work entitled, The True Word, or The True Discourse.5/5(2).

Celsus was a 2nd century Greek philosopher, best known for his book, 'On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christians, which is the earliest known comprehensive attack on Christianity, and was critiqued by Origen in this book.

Professor Chadwick notes in his very helpful Introduction, Cited by: IN the first book of our answer to the work of Celsus, who had boastfully entitled the treatise which he had composed against us A True Discourse, we have gone through, as you enjoined, my faithful Ambrosius, to the best of our ability, his preface, and the parts immediately following it, testing each one of his assertions as we went along, until we finished with the tirade of this.

A Dissertation on the Books of Origen against Celsus, with a view to illustrate the argument and point out the evidence they afford to the truth of Christianity. Published in pursuance of the will of the Rev. Hulse, as having gained the annual prize, instituted by. After these points, Celsus proceeds to bring against the Gospel narrative a charge which is not to be lightly passed over, saying that "if Jesus desired to show that his power was really divine, he ought to have appeared to those who had ill-treated him, and to him who had condemned him, and to all men universally.".

Against Celsus (Contra Celsum) is a lengthy defense of the Christian faith, written by Origen in 8 separate "books" or sections, in answer to another book, "The True Doctrine" written in This was one of my very few forays into reading the Church Fathers (Origen wrote this in about A.D.), and it was a fascinating experience -- one that I look forward to repeating on more occasions 4/5.

Origen Against Celsus. Book I Preface. When false witnesses testified against our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He remained silent; and when unfounded charges were brought against Him, He returned no answer, believing that His whole life and conduct among the Jews were a better refutation than any answer to the false testimony, or than any formal defence against.

Now it is evident by these words, that when Celsus wishes to bring a charge against Jesus, he adduces the sacred writings, as one who believed them to be writings apparently fitted to afford a handle for a charge against Him; but wherever, in the same writings, statements would appear to be made opposed to those charges which are adduced, he pretends not even to know them.

Sadly this book, like countless others, is currently lost, but a decent amount of the text survived as quotes in Origen's Contra Celsum (Origen takes Celsus's points and refutes them). I originally wanted just read Origen's book but due to its length (5x this) and cost ($60), I decided to just start with this recreation of Celsus's original work/5.

English translation of Origen AGAINST CELSUS, by Frederick Crombie. Pages. Book II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII Book I. Preface. When false witnesses testified against our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He remained silent; and when unfounded charges were brought against Him, He returned no answer, believing that His whole life and conduct among the Jews were a better.

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Home > Fathers of the Church > Contra Celsum (Origen) Contra Celsum. BOOK I BOOK II BOOK III BOOK IV BOOK V BOOK VI BOOK VII BOOK VIII. About this page. Source. Translated by Frederick Crombie.

From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. BOOK I, Chapter XLVII. I would like to say to Celsus, who represents the Jew as accepting somehow John as a Baptist, who baptized Jesus, that the existence of John the Baptist, baptizing for the remission of sins, is related by one who lived no great length of time after John and Jesus.

The verse Origen cites at the end of his response is 1 Corinthians You can read the entirety of Origen’s Against Celsus at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. The writing style makes it a moderately challenging read, but it’s fascinating to see the types of charges levelled against Christianity in its early years.

Celsus wrote at a time when Christianity was growing. Origen indicates that Celsus was an Epicurian living under the Emperor Hadrian; but Celsus’ arguments suggest rather he was an Eclectic and active during the reign of Marcus Aurelius.

Against Celsus (Greek: Κατὰ Κέλσου Kata Kelsou; Latin: Contra Celsum), preserved entirely in Greek, is a major apologetics work by the Church Father Origen of Alexandria, written in around AD, countering the writings of Celsus, a pagan philosopher and controversialist who had written a scathing attack on Christianity in his treatise The True Word.

Origen Against Celsus. Book I. Preface. When false witnesses testified against our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He remained silent; and when unfounded charges were brought against Him, He returned no answer, believing that His whole life and conduct among the Jews were a better refutation than any answer to the false testimony, or than any formal defence against.

BOOK 3. Chap. After these points Celsus quotes some objections against the doctrine of Jesus, made by a very few individuals who are considered Christians, not of the more intelligent, as he supposes, but of the more ignorant class, and asserts that "the following are the rules laid down by them.

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Let no one come to us who has been. Against Celsus (Greek: Κατὰ Κέλσου Kata Kelsou; Latin: Contra Celsum), preserved entirely in Greek, is a major apologetics work by the Church Father Origen of Alexandria, written in around AD, countering the writings of Celsus, a pagan philosopher and controversialist who had written a scathing attack on Christianity in his treatise The True : Barnes & Noble Press.

Anthologies. de Lubac, Henri. History and spirit: the understanding of scripture according to Origen, tr. Anne Englund us Press, ISBN X.

Title Page. Book I. Preface. Chapter I. The first point which Celsus brings forward, in his desire to throw discredit upon Christianity Chapter II.

Celsus next proceeds to say, that the system of doctrine Chapter III. After this, Celsus proceeding to speak of the Christians teaching and practising their favourite doctrines Chapter IV.

In the first book of our answer to the work of Celsus, who had boastfully entitled the treatise which he had composed against us A True Discourse, we have gone through, as you enjoined, my faithful Ambrosius, to the best of our ability, his preface, and the parts immediately following it, testing each one of his assertions as we went along, until we finished with the tirade1 of this.

1 INTRODUCTION. The Book of Celsus, entitled “The True Discourse,” is supposed to have been written during the fifth persecution, in the reign of Marcus Antoninus, and in the one hundred and seventieth year of the Christian era.

Of his history nothing is known, but that he was an epicurean philosopher, and a friend of Lucian, who inscribed a book to p. 2 him.

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Book VII. Chap. In the six former books we have endeavoured, reverend brother Ambrosius, according to our ability to meet the charges brought by Celsus against the Christians, and have as far as possible passed over nothing without first subjecting it to a full and close examination.

Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. IV, Origen, Origen Against Celsus, Book I by Origen, translated by Frederick Crombie Chapter XLVII Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol.

IV, Origen, Origen Against Celsus, Book I — Chapter XLVII Origen Frederick Crombie. List Price: $ " x " ( x cm) Black & White on White paper pages ISBN ISBN BISAC: Religion / Christian Theology / Apologetics The treatise of Origen Against Celsus is, of all his works, the most interesting to the modern reader.

It is a defense of Christi. – Origen, Against Celsus, Book “Phlegon mentioned the eclipse which took place during the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, and no other (eclipse); it is clear that he did not know from his sources about any (similar) eclipse in previous times and this is shown by the historical account of Tiberius Caesar.”.

ORIGEN, "Against Celsus" (ca. ) - excerpts [These selections from Contra Celsum courtesy of ] Note: Toward the end of his life, Origen wrote eight books in response to a Roman anti-Christian polemicist named Celsus.

Among other things, Celsus had criticized Christianity as a heretical deviation from Judaism, sometimes using a. Origen Against Celsus. ———————————— Book I.

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Preface. When false witnesses testified against our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He remained silent; and when unfounded charges were brought against Him, He returned no answer, believing that His whole life and conduct among the Jews were a better refutation than any answer to the false.

This book has been incorrectly catalogued. This is not Chadwick's excellent English translation but rather Selwyn's Greek text of Origen's, Against Celsus, Books I Pages:   Against Celsus. The most controversial of Origen texts relating to the doctrine of tongues is the writings found in Against Celsus.

Origen wrote this piece as a rebuttal against a well-known anti-Christian literary work published years previous called, The True Word by an author named Celsus."A Dissertation on the Books of Origen against Celsus" by Francis Cunningham.

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