By Origen

Origen's On First Principles is a foundational paintings within the improvement of Christian notion and doctrine: it's the first test in heritage at a scientific Christian theology. For over a decade it's been out of print with simply dear used copies on hand; now it's to be had at a cheap fee and in a extra obtainable layout.

On First Principles is an important surviving textual content written via third-century Church father, Origen. Origen wrote in a time whilst basic doctrines had now not but been totally articulated via the Church, and contributed to the very formation of Christianity. Readers see Origen grappling with the mysteries of salvation and brainstorming how they are often understood. This variation provides G. W. Butterworth's relied on translation in a brand new, extra readable structure, keeps the creation through Henri de Lubac, and contains a new foreword via John C. Cavadini. As St. Gregory of Nazianzus, general practitioner of the Church, wrote: "Origen is the stone on which we all have been sharpened."

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