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[awr-i-jen, -juh n, or-]
  1. Origenes Admantius, a.d. 185?–254?, Alexandrian writer, Christian theologian, and teacher.
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Related formsOr·i·gen·i·an, adjective, nounOr·i·gen·ism, nounOr·i·gen·ist, nounOr·i·gen·is·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples of origen

  • They asked him to issue a solemn condemnation of Origen's errors.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI

    Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

  • Leonidus, the father of the celebrated Origen, was beheaded for being a christian.

  • It is significant that Butler begins his work with a quotation from Origen.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman

  • It was the practice, then, in Origen's day, to baptize infants.

  • Origen, Jerome, Augustine, and Bernard seek diligently for allegories.

British Dictionary definitions for origen


  1. ?185–?254 ad, Christian theologian, born in Alexandria. His writings include Hexapla, a synopsis of the Old Testament, Contra Celsum, a defence of Christianity, and De principiis, a statement of Christian theology
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