Exclusivist or universalist? Origen the 'wise steward of the word' (CommRom. V.1.7) and the issue of genre

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/88395
Title:
Exclusivist or universalist? Origen the 'wise steward of the word' (CommRom. V.1.7) and the issue of genre
Authors:
Greggs, Tom
Abstract:
This article explores the issue of Origen's universalism. It identifies the two seemingly self-contradictory strands in the Origen corpus which have led to dual pictures of Origen as either an arch-universalist or an exclusivist. To make sense of this, the hermeneutical key of CommRom. V.1.7 (in which Origen states Paul covers over his universalism to be a 'wise steward of the word') is applied to Origen's own texts. Identifying the different genres in Origen's works, it is clear that different stances on universalism are taken dependent upon the genre of his work. The question is posed as to whether such a move in theology is justifiable and biblical.
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge
Citation:
International Journal of Systematic Theology, 2007, 9(3), pp. 315-327
Publisher:
Blackwell
Journal:
International Journal of Systematic Theology
Publication Date:
Apr-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/88395
DOI:
10.1111/j.1468-2400.2007.00264.x
Additional Links:
http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1463-1652
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's PDF version of an article published in International Journal of Systematic Theology© 2007. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
ISSN:
1463-1652
Sponsors:
This article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies.
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Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorGreggs, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-21T15:44:58Z-
dc.date.available2009-12-21T15:44:58Z-
dc.date.issued2007-04-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Systematic Theology, 2007, 9(3), pp. 315-327en
dc.identifier.issn1463-1652-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2400.2007.00264.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/88395-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's PDF version of an article published in International Journal of Systematic Theology© 2007. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.comen
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the issue of Origen's universalism. It identifies the two seemingly self-contradictory strands in the Origen corpus which have led to dual pictures of Origen as either an arch-universalist or an exclusivist. To make sense of this, the hermeneutical key of CommRom. V.1.7 (in which Origen states Paul covers over his universalism to be a 'wise steward of the word') is applied to Origen's own texts. Identifying the different genres in Origen's works, it is clear that different stances on universalism are taken dependent upon the genre of his work. The question is posed as to whether such a move in theology is justifiable and biblical.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1463-1652en
dc.subjectOrigen of Alexandriaen
dc.subjectuniversalismen
dc.titleExclusivist or universalist? Origen the 'wise steward of the word' (CommRom. V.1.7) and the issue of genreen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cambridgeen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Systematic Theologyen
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