Origen on the Doctrine of Tongues

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Origen, 184 — 254 AD

A critical look at the references and controversies regarding Origen on the christian doctrine of tongues.

This work was produced because there is so much contradictory often even misleading statements concerning Origen’s position. It necessitated a closer look into all the available materials made by Origen on the subject in order to arrive at a definitive conclusion.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Methodology
  • 3. The works of Origen as it relates to the doctrine of tongues:
  • The Jeremiah Homily
  • Selecta in Ezechielem
  • Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles
  • Commentary on the Book of Romans
  • Commentary on Corinthians, Header 49
  • Against Celsus
  • 4. Conclusion
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    Literal or Dynamic translations?

    The nuances of translating is difficult. One cannot directly translate word for word from one language to another. For example, Origen’s command of Greek presupposed one understands the neo-platonic background that he wrote from. If one produces the translation in a literal fashion, it leaves severe literary gaps that assumes the reader understands the antecedents … Read more