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Journey back to god : Origen on the problem of evil

Author: Mark S M Scott
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2012
Series: American Academy of Religion academy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Journey Back to God explores Origen of Alexandria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It argues that his layered cosmology functions as a theodicy that deciphers deeper meaning beneath cosmic disparity. Origen asks: why does God create a world where some suffer more than others? On the surface, the unfair arrangement of the world defies theological coherence. In order to defend  Read more...
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Named Person: Origen.; Origen.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S M Scott
ISBN: 0190258837 9780190258832 9780199841141 0199841144
OCLC Number: 900880189
Notes: First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2015.
Description: xv, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Theodicy as navigation: toward a theoretical paradigm --
Framing questions: God and evil in paradox --
Paradise lost: pre-existence, the fall, the origin of evil --
The physician of souls: suffering as remedial punishment --
Theology of ascent: the journey of the soul to perfection --
Journey's end: the triumph of good and universal salvation.
Series Title: American Academy of Religion academy series.
Responsibility: Mark S.M. Scott.

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This volume offers a well-written and clear tracing of Origen's treatment of the problem of evil...[it] rewards the attentive reader far beyond expectation * Heythrop Journal * Scott skillfully Read more...

 
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